I really enjoyed An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. This is the first book I’ve read from these co-authors. Speaking of…I could not move past the fact that this psychological thriller was written by two people! The twist and turns, the what the hecks and the I did not see that coming moments were ever present. I will say there were a few moments I needed more movement but when the plot moved it moved. I gave 4 stars on Goodreads.
Jessica Farris, posing as a client she met through her job at BeautyBuzz, finds her self in a study on morals and ethics. While sitting in front of a computer and answering a few personal questions and telling a complete stranger how she would react or feel in intense ethical dilemmas, Jessica is asked to continue the study in person. Not knowing what that means but being driven by money Jessica follows this Dr. behind the computer into a real life morally compromising situation. After meeting Dr. Shields, Jessica realizes she has no idea what she has gotten herself into. Although she is told she can stop the experiment at anytime, can she? Will she be allowed to? What is her purpose in these situational experiments. An Anonymous Girl leaves the reader and Jessica wondering who can be trusted and what will happen if the wrong person is chosen.
What I loved:
- fast read
- multiple view points
- unreliable characters- turning out to be not who I imagined
- details that led to false assumptions
What I didn’t love:
- unreliable characters- I couldn’t follow their rationale at points
- the ending lacked something
- slow moments in the middle
I would recommend this to a reader that likes thrillers, that can read about more ethical choices that can sometimes make you cringe or someone that loves a mind game.
Thank you Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for the ARC. I received this galley in exchange for my honest opinion and was not required to leave a positive review.