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An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
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An Anonymous Girl

Repeat author
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen is back at Book of the Month – other BOTMs include The Wife Between Us and You Are Not Alone.
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by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Quick take

A manipulative therapist preys on a young patient in the latest from the authors of The Wife Between Us.

Good to know

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    Fast read

  • Illustrated icon, Icon_Psychological

    Psychological

  • Illustrated icon, Icon_Unreliable

    Unreliable narrator

  • Illustrated icon, Icon_LoveTriangle

    Love triangle

Why I love it

Riley Sager
Author, Survive the Night

Growing up, my favorite board game was Mouse Trap. I loved watching as the trap’s gadgets and gizmos clicked into place, knowing that at any moment a turn of the crank could send the whole contraption crashing down. I got that same anticipatory shiver while reading An Anonymous Girl.

From the moment struggling makeup artist Jessica Farris sweet-talks her way into a psychological study for cash, it’s obvious she’s walking into a trap. Run by a mysterious and enigmatic shrink, the electronic questionnaire very quickly morphs into a series of real-life tests that pertain to everything from Jess’s clothes—hand-selected by Dr. Shields, of course—to who she meets and where she goes. It’s an atypical psychological study, and I soon found myself wondering how—or if—Jessica could ever escape.

This is one of those cancel-your-plans-and-turn-off-your-phone reads. Don’t be surprised if, like me, you devour it in a day. Because the book itself is a trap—one that’s brilliantly conceived and intricately constructed. Simply reading the first page turns the crank that sets the whole thing in motion. Before you know it, you’re caught in its grip, unable to escape until the last page has been turned.

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Synopsis

Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking … and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’s manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

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Preview

Get an early look from the first pages of An Anonymous Girl.

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  • 51% Love
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  • 5% Dislike
  • Paducah, KY

    This book wasn’t what I expected reading the synopsis, it WAS BETTER! Women doing what they need to do to protect their own. Story flowed so well I didn’t know had 2 authors until the “end credits.”

  • Haltom city , TX

    This book wasn’t something I could easily put down. I would have read it all in one sitting if I didn’t decide to start reading on a busy day. I’ve read two books by these authors and this was my fav

  • Belleville, NJ

    This book had me hooked from the beginning. The way it was written was just extremely enticing. If you enjoyed the Netflix series “You” I definitely recommend this book to you! It gave me those vibes.

  • Mingo Junction , OH

    This book was full of surprises and twist! I couldn’t stop reading it! The ending was shocking and nothing was predictable! Very mysterious characters and couldn’t assume anything about the storyline!

  • Clinton Township, MI

    Very quick read with plenty of twists to keep you guessing and hooked. It was hard to put this book down and I kept telling myself, “One more chapter,” which turned into at least 5-8 more chapters.

  • Hanover, PA

    SO GOOD! I loved the twists and turns and character development. This is the first book that didn’t have a single part that bored me. I was sucked in from page 1 and stayed hooked till the end!!! A+++

  • Cement City, MI

    This book had me going. I thought I knew what was going to happen, something would happen and I’d have to change my mind. Towards the end of the book, I was dying to see how it played out. Very good!

  • Export, PA

    An Anonymous Girl had me hooked right from the start. I found myself wanting to finish just “one more chapter.” The reader is able to easily piece together clues that all comes together in the end.

  • Lakewood , CO

    I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this book but it sure as heck wasn’t what I got. Whenever someone asked me how my book was, all I could say was “Something crazy is about to happen.”

  • Alpena, MI

    It was a chess-like ballet between the Dr. and her subject; truly a 'psychological' thriller! It didn’t throw any major curve balls, but the manipulation, lies, and ethical questions kept me engaged.

  • Mount Pleasant, MI

    This book has the perfect amount of "keeping you guessing" and letting you know what is going on. The characters all feel very real and I can see the story from both narrators points of view. Loved it

  • McKinney, TX

    So much better than The Wife Between Us! Dangerous and enthralling plot that kept me turning pages. Certainly a flawed female lead, but also a strong and smart one. Unique storyline. Highly recommend!

  • Greenville, NC

    Such a page turner, I could hardly keep up. I feel like my jaw stayed on the floor the entire portion of part three. Hendricks and Pekkanen never disappoint. Flawless delivery and surprising epilogue!

  • Omaha, NE

    This one kept me flipping pages long after I said I would stop reading to do something that needed to be done. I like that the story is told from alternating character perspectives, kept a fast pace.

  • Studio City, CA

    I really enjoyed this book! Although I thought some parts were predictable, it kept me guessing at some parts. This was for sure a page turner for me! Really loved the last 2 books by these 2 authors!

  • McCordsville, IN

    While I thought this somewhat predictable for a suspense novel, it was well written and entertaining. Having the chapters alternate between characters was intriguing and insightful to each character.

  • Maplewood, MN

    I can't say enough about this book. It was definitely a psychological suspense that had to thinking about every thought and action performed by the characters. Every day I looked forward to reading it

  • Porterville, CA

    This book was such a thriller. I never wanted to put it down. It read so smoothly and quickly. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys suspense and mystery. Totally worth the read!!!!

  • Kalamazoo, MI

    I love a book with a good twist and this has quite a few! It kept me re-thinking my theories the entire read. It was nearly impossible to put down. If you love a good psychological thriller, read this

  • Santa Clarita, CA

    This book stayed with me long after I finished it. I related to the main character (I was a loner in my 20's). These authors definitely delve into their characters and I can't wait for their next book

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