Book Review: An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Title: An Anonymous Girl 
By: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Pages: 375
Release Date: January 8th, 2019
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary from Goodreads: The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us.

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.

Question #1: Could you tell a lie without feeling guilt?

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.

Question #2: Have you ever deeply hurt someone you care about?

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.

Question #3: Should a punishment always fit the crime?

From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new novel about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.

Review: There is a reason why I don't normally read this genre of book. They always seem to bee so flat and predictable. I haven't read a mystery thriller in a long time that brought something new to the table. I have to admit, this story wasn't terrible, but it wasn't new either. I wanted more. I wanted a surprise, but nothing pulled me out of the pages and made me say "Wow."

The one thing I did like was the premise of the story. A social experiment gone wrong, that makes the book readable. 

I gave this book three stars because it wasn't terrible. I enjoyed the story and the writing was well done. I just wanted that Wow factor and didn't get it. 

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