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Monday, January 7, 2019
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Genre: New Adult/Adult
January 8, 2019
St. Martin's Press
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’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.
*About the Authors**
Greer Hendricks is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller THE WIFE BETWEEN US and the forthcoming AN ANONYMOUS GIRL (January 8, 2019). Prior to becoming a novelist, she spent two decades as an editor at Simon & Schuster. She obtained her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Allure, and Publisher’s Weekly.
Greer lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.
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Sarah Pekkanen is the mother of three young boys, which explains why she writes part of her novels at Chuck E. Cheese. Sarah penned her first book, Miscellaneous Tales and Poems, at the age of 10. When publishers failed to jump upon this literary masterpiece (hey, all the poems rhymed!) Sarah followed up by sending them a sternly-worded letter on Raggedy Ann stationery. Sarah still has that letter, and carries it to New York every time she has meetings with her publisher, as a reminder that dreams do come true.
Sarah Pekkanen is also the co-author of the New York Times bestseller THE WIFE BETWEEN US and the upcoming AN ANONYMOUS GIRL, both cowritten with Greer Hendricks.
AN ANONYMOUS GIRL has been optioned for a television series by eOne, with Sarah and Greer executive producing. THE WIFE BETWEEN US has been optioned for film by Amblin Entertainment, with Sarah and Greer screenwriting the adaptation.
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Note: This review contains NO spoilers
Well, hmmm.... This was an interesting read.It definitely kept me guessing and hooked. With the alternating narrations, of Jessica and the Dr. Shields, the suspicious feel of the story begins when Jessica gets involved with Dr. Shields' psychological study on ethics and morality. Started off innocent enough, right?!? But, HELL NO, I found it incredibly devious as the story progressed. The well-developed characters are, I guess, relatable for any average person. Whether you liked or disliked any character(s), An Anonymous Girl delves into these characters' idea of what is right or wrong, in which the lines are blurred.
Definitely, something that makes one go, Hmmm... 🤔🤔🤔
This author combo created an entertaining and intriguing story that questioned these characters' ethics and morality; hence, the "study." Right?!? Hmmm... 🤔 This was a riveting and thought-provoking read at that. With it's fact-pace intrigue, I was beginning to question the "morals" of these characters. It definitely made me go, "Hmmm..." 🤔
I have not read any books by these authors before; but after reading An Anonymous Girl, I would highly recommend reading this one for those looking for a good mystery/thriller, especially psychological thrillers.