An Anonymous Girl

An Anonymous Girl

Book - 2019
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"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."--
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250133731
Branch Call Number: FIC HENDRIC 2019
Characteristics: 375 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Pekkanen, Sarah


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Struggling to stay afloat with a job as a makeup artist, Jessica signs up for a study, thinking she will earn some easy money. After the first two parts of the study, she gets invited to the professor’s house for more questions and more compensation. Fans of psychological thrillers won’t want to ... Read More »

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Mar 13, 2021

The author created a plot with many twists and turns, and it is utterly believable. Be prepared for the hair on your neck to stand up on end. It is truly a murder mystery.

Nov 21, 2020

I read this book immediately after reading "Sharp Objects" by Gillian Flynn, so the bar was set pretty high. I read the Wife Between Us by this duo years ago, and while the twists and turns of that book were pretty far fetched, they were far more interesting than the "thrilling" moments of this book. While I think that An Anonymous Girl has an interesting concept, I found that the authors frequently over explained and over dramatized what were pretty simple and ordinary moments, which lead to the book also seeming rather far fetched and hard to read at, rolling my eyes hard to read.

The most thought obviously went in to creating Dr. Shields character (and she is a really complex and well thought out character), but other than her, the other characters in this book are very dull and kind of.....well, awful. Even Jess, a main character in this book, has such as dull dialogue and is so downright unintelligent at times that it's infuriating.

The book really picked up in pace about halfway through, and did get to a point where it was thrilling to wonder what the purpose of this madness was. But when the ending came and the "mystery was solved" I was super disappointed. For a 371 page book with such an intense build up, the ending was really the least intense part of the entire book.

It's not the worst book, but it's really not great either. As far as thrillers go, I would definitely recommend other books before this one.

Jul 30, 2020

I don’t know.......I was expecting a little more from this book. I was hoping for a twist or a “gotcha” at the end, but it kept the same tone throughout and didn’t waiver at all. The first few chapters can tell you how the last few chapters will read. Very anticlimactic.

Jun 22, 2020

An Anonymous Girl was a wonderfully dark and suspenseful novel about love, anger, betrayal, morality, and obsession. Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks have done it again!

May 07, 2020

Good, but not great! Easy enough, and grabs your attention.

Apr 27, 2020

Great psychological thriller!

Mar 29, 2020


Dec 29, 2019

Absolutely loved the plot twists and turns that this novel offered. The only complaint I would have is the ending- it seemed almost rushed. BUT overall a great read.

Dec 29, 2019

It’s an interesting psychological study for the first half of the book. Then it slows down, degenerating into the panicked heroine cliché until an abrupt, somewhat implausible and convenient resolution, which is partially redeemed by a fitting conclusion to the book’s morality theme.

Dec 07, 2019

A very well written and engaging story with a cat and mouse plot and scheme type of narrative. The story was written in a way that keeps you interested and wanting more until you have reached the ending! Which of course leaves you wondering....THEN WHAT HAPPENS? I gave it all 5 because I think although it did take me longer to read then the traditional reading time for a novel this size I really enjoyed reading it and never got bored or "stuck" I love the story and I was really into and had a few shock value moments as well.

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