January 3, 2019

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Cover Art Courtesy of Goodreads
When I saw that this duo was putting out another book, I was insanely excited. When it showed up on my doorstep I could barely contain myself. After reading their book The Wife Between Us last year, I knew that I would eagerly gobble up anything these two put out, and An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen was no exception.

Jessica is a makeup artist, who traipses around the city from appointment to appointment trying to make ends meet. During one of these appointments, she catches wind of a psychology study focused on morality, where she could earn some much needed cash. After lying her way into the study, she soon realizes that it is more intrusive than she envisioned, but answering the probing questions asked of her is cathartic. When the study leader Dr. Shields starts to take an interest in her, Jessica feels special, like someone finally understands her. But soon that understanding gets deeper, the study steps get scarier, and Jessica doesn't know where the study ends and real life begins.

I really liked the main character, and definitely could see myself in Jessica's shoes. The manipulation used in this story was just brilliant. I could perfectly envision Dr. Shields in all her terrifying beauty, and can easily imagine getting swept up into the excitement and glamour that came with her, nail polish and all.

It was slightly predictable, however, which disappointed me since the twist in their last book threw me for a loop! I was hoping for a more dramatic twist.

While I didn't enjoy this quite as much as The Wife Between Us, it was still a great read, and I'm eager to see what these ladies come up with next!

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Thanks so much to St. Martin's Press for an ARC of An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen! This read is out January 8th, so be sure to pick up a copy!

8 comments:

Aparna Prabhu said...

I have heard a lot about the previous book you mentioned. The suspense is getting on my toes. Lovely review.

Floryie said...

I am always looking for suspenseful books. This seems to be right up my alley. I am adding it to my TBR!

DJ Sakata said...

I will be diving into this one soon - I couldn't put their last book down!

melissa's fandom world said...

I'm not familiar with these authors but your review has me all excited now haha. Thanks for sharing!

Christina Loeffler said...

I have an ARC of this as well but haven't gotten around to it. Glad you enjoyed it - fab review!

Whispering Stories Blog said...

Fab review. I love suspenseful books.

Amanda McGill said...

I just finishing reading this and I have very similar thoughts! I enjoyed it and it had an unique concept but it wasn't as addictive as The Wife Between Us.

Katelynne Lawson said...

These authors are on my TBR!