An Anonymous Girl

An Anonymous GirlThe 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 And 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.

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are the co authors of the blockbuster New York Times bestseller, THE WIFE BETWEEN US, as well as the forthcoming, AN ANONYMOUS GIRL 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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  • Hardcover
  • 375 pages
  • An Anonymous Girl
  • Greer Hendricks
  • English
  • 27 April 2017
  • 9781250133731

10 thoughts on “An Anonymous Girl

  1. Melissa says:

    Twisted Intense Deviously fun Why was it that I skipped this co author s debut This writing duo composed of Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks wields some kind of power with their combined words That elusive it factor present, allowing readers to succumb all too easily to the manipulation It s the very experience I hope for each and every time I pick up a book realistic or not Life effortlessly fading into the background as the intensity and promise for something truly twisted takes over no matter how loud the tv might be, who s begging for attention, or the myriad of things niggling on your conscience Believe me, none of those things will matter in the face of this devious page turner In fact, at times, coming up for breath might not feel optional Looking back, there are a few reasons I chose to pass on The Wife Between Us Number one being the hordes of hype The overwhelming availability, constant marketing and utter feed domination turned me off Bottom line, hype leads to grandiose expectations, which typically leads to disappointment Something I ve become all too familiar with in the literary world as of late I m sure there s bound to be an exhaustive campaign here as well getting in front of that the only way I was able to keep my expectations at a manageable level With that said, in my humble opinion, An Anonymous Girl deserves any and all of the hype that s put out there If this book is any indication of the sheer cleverness involved in The Wife Between Us, count me in Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks introduce readers to Jessica or Jess just another anonymous girl working in New York as a freelance makeup artist Eager to earn some extra cash, Jess manages to finagle her way into a psychological study she overhears one of her clients bailing on Referred to as Subject 52, Jess is asked to answer a serious of moral and ethical questions honestly, via a lone laptop in a barren classroom I m not used to expressing myself like this Writing about hidden thoughts is like washing off makeup and seeing a bare face. Much like Jessica s theories surrounding the study, this book is nothing like what I had envisioned going in This is so much than just another anonymous title, floating around faceless in what s become a saturated genre Addictive, original, gasp inducing, An Anonymous Girl meets all of the requirements necessary to be tagged as a memorable suspense read Thank you to St Martin s Press for providing a copy in exchange for my honest review.

  2. Deanna says:

    My reviews can also be seen at I really enjoyed Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen s previous novel The Wife Between Us So as soon as I saw the cover for this novel and read the synopsis, I knew I just had to read it I devoured this novel in just a few hours, ignoring everything and everyone as I read The book opens as twenty eight year old makeup artist Jessica Farris is heading to her last appointment of the day She travels to her clients instead of them coming to her Even though she doesn t always know who will answer the door, Jessica doesn t fear strangers She s learned that harm can come from familiar faces Jessica enjoys what she does Her appointment is with two young women who are going out to a club that evening As she applies their makeup, she loses herself in her work, barely hearing the women chatting to each other But then she overhears a voicemail message one of the women plays This is Ben Quick, Dr Shields s assistant I m confirming your appointments this weekend, for tomorrow and Sunday from eight to ten a.m The location again is Hunter Hall, Room 214 I ll meet you in the lobby and take you up Jessica doesn t know that this message will change her life completely.A psych professor needs subjects for a study on morality and ethics Applicants will be paid to answer questions Jessica could really use the money So when she hears that her client likely won t be attending, she decides to go in her place She s accepted into the study and will be bound by a confidentiality agreement Jessica is told there are no right or wrong answers, she just needs to be completely open and honest The questions are personal and may trigger very emotional responses Could you tell a lie without feeling guilt But Jessica surprises herself and the doctor when she doesn t shy away from the questions When the sessions are complete, the doctor asks if Jessica would consider expanding her participation in the study It would mean would be asked of her SIGNIFICANTLY MORE It would also mean money.Jessica really opens up to the doctor She talks about the pressure she s under and the secret she s kept for so many years Guilt is always the heaviest thing I carry With Dr Shields, she s able to reveal things she s never talked about before.But as the project expands, Jessica starts to wonder what the doctor is doing with all of the information collected What will the doctor do with Jessica s innermost thoughts Her confessions Her mistakes Then the assignments take a strange and unexpected turn Is she just being paranoid or is something sinister going on An Anonymous Girl was a thought provoking and phenomenal read It pulled me in from the beginning and wouldn t let go The chapters are a nice length and alternate between Jessica and the doctor s point of view.In my opinion, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen knocked this one out of the park This was a fascinating psychological suspense novel with a great storyline, excellent characters, and twists and turns that kept me flipping pages at a rapid pace.A wonderfully dark and suspenseful novel about love, anger, betrayal, morality, and obsession I d like to thank St Martin s books for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.

  3. Chelsea Humphrey says:

    Happy Pub Day You re Invited Seeking women aged 18 32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality conducted by a preeminent NYC psychiatrist Generous compensation Anonymity guaranteed Call for details Ok, so you know how every year there are books that come out of the gate hyped up I m talking a full calendar year before publication, these books are already being shoved in our faces and by the time they come out we are underwhelmed and sick to our stomachs of seeing said book floating around social media to the point we scream and rip out our hair Don t worry, this isn t one of those That s not to say we won t see it floating around prominently for the next six months, simply that it is in fact worthy of every bit of hype it s already receiving In all honesty, I was a bit nervous picking up the sopho novel following readers beloved The Wife Between Us, simply due to the high bar that was set with this author duo s debut In my humble opinion, An Anonymous Girl was even better than TWBU, and I mean that as the highest compliment that I can give We all have reasons for our actions Even if we hide the reason from those who think they know us best Even if the reasons are so deeply buried we can t recognize them ourselves.This is one you need to go into the plot blind folks Where The Wife Between Us is known for that massive twist you know the one I m talking about , An Anonymous Girl slams you over and over again It s not comprised of a single, WTF twist this one hits you time and again with OMG Oh No She Didn t whiplash Every time I thought I had this one figured out, it turns out I had misjudged and things kept changing It was the type of complex, thrilling novel of suspense that I have t come across in quite awhile It s getting harder as an avid reader of mysteries to find ones that I can t figure out immediately, and this one proved to me that there ARE still new tricks and writing techniques that can be used to fool readers while keeping them engaged with the characters And talk about some wicked nasty characters My favorite I m going to shut up now and let you decide if this is a book you re interested in, but just know that I enjoyed it so much that I m contemplating re reading it before publication date just to see if I can catch any of the clues that I missed the first go around it was that good I even bumped my initial 4 star rating up to a banging 5 because I can t stop thinking about this book If you are able to get your hands on an early copy, don t put it off until publication date If you are the type to pre order, PRE ORDER THIS BABY Seriously, it s such a fun read with a sly and delicious cover your bookshelf will thank you Your family, your boss, and your to do list however will not they ll be sorely disappointed that you stayed up until the wee hours of the morning binging this juicy drama Many thanks to the publisher for providing a copy for review.

  4. Chaima ✨ شيماء says:

    You ever reading a book and thinking, why was this so expensive I m not even having a good time Me, the whole time reading this.

  5. j e w e l s says:

    FIVE STARS I don t know their secret, but whatever it is SUPREME TALENT , authors Pekkanen and Hendricks need to bottle up their magic Mojo and spread it like fairy dust over readers around the world Their ingenious writing technique is guaranteed to pull you up by the bootstraps out of any debilitating reading slump you may occasionally find yourself in Believe the hype It is real The dynamic duo is currently hard at work on a sure to be third mega hit PRAISE YEEZUS This is what you need in your life, people Their blockbuster debut,The Wife Between Us, is a soon to be feature film and this currently unreleased An Anonymous Girl is already in development for a television series by the same people that slayed HBO s Sharp Objects And as readers know, YOU MUST READ THE BOOK FIRST TO HAVE PROPER BRAGGING RIGHTS TO YOUR FAVORITE SCENES So hop to it Synopsis When Jess signs up for the 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 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.Oh my gawwd, read the fine print before you innocently sign up for a paid research survey Even if you really need the cash Especially if you really need the cash.This book is I M P O S S I B L E to put down You will be sneak reading it under your work desk and dining table, it is so freakin addictive I swear I developed a physical need to figure out what was going on and solve this puzzling plot There aren t huge in your face twists, but subtle ones that lead you in different directions than you thought you were going in an anagram of a story that is told in a refreshingly modern and streamlined way Unreliable narrators, interesting and unlikable characters, and a realistically creepy story of obsession without graphic violence these things I love I know you will love it, too It is set for release on January 8, 2019 Pre order yourself a New Year s gift Thank you to my book fairy, Jordan, at St Martin s Publishing for my early copy You guys are killing it over there As always, all opinions are my own and you know I m not afraid to write a negative review.

  6. Emma Giordano says:

    I really enjoyed this book Deceptive, creepy, and unsettling.CW sexual assault, suicide, deathI devoured An Anonymous Girl This book was so easy to engage with I really enjoyed that the book is actually told in two perspectives One in first person, one in second This element really added to the creepy factor of the novel, as it s almost disturbing to think of someone s internal monologue constantly being geared towards the actions and thoughts of another character without their knowledge I would totally recommend the audiobook for this reason as the voice actors did a fantastic job.One issue I took with the novel is the theme of morality and ethics was too oversaturated I had a similar issue with Riley Sager s The Last Time I Lied with the theme of lies I can t stand it when a book is shoving a certain subject matter at me from all angles and does not allow me to pick up the subtext myself The way morals decisions are integrated into the storyline was obvious and clever enough until the characters constantly started referring to the topic in plain conversation It was repetitive and tiresome I think the book would have benefited from subtlety.Additionally, I felt Jessica was too skeptical as a character She s not particularly clever or smart, but is constantly questioning the motives and truth of EVERYTHING without any sufficient reason to in the beginning It created a real contrast between how Jessica prepared herself for conflict and how she attempted to actually resolve it It seemed as if the authors were insecure about the audience s inquisitive abilities and spoon fed readers questions to consider before they could form them themselves This is another huge pet peeve of mine and I likely would have enjoyed the book if I spent less time questioning the authenticity of Jessica s thought process.Finally, An Anonymous Girl is not the most shocking, horrifying novel I have ever read It s pretty light on gore and violence, which I feel makes it a great choice for those who want to read thrillers without being scared or grossed out The twists were sometimes clever, but mostly unsurprising when not expected I would have liked shock factor, but the charm of this story is the overall ambience of the novel The disconcerting vibe that follows you from beginning to end It was not the most unbelievable mystery I ve ever read, but it was twisted, unsettling, and unique Would definitely recommend

  7. megs_bookrack says:

    First book of 2019 on record and I loved it An Anonymous Girl follows two main perspectives Jessica Single, late 20s, living in NYC and working as a freelance make up artist Jessica lives a fairly solitary life She has a sweet little dog and a couple of close friends but most of the time, she s alone Haunted by her past, struggling with residual guilt, she finds it painful to be in contact her parents, even though she loves them dearly Her guilt begins to become overwhelming when her parents find themselves unexpectedly in extreme financial distress Dr Lydia Shields A wealthy and successful psychiatrist and author who works at a local college teaching seminars and performing research studies Her area of interest morality Her perspective is written in 2nd person which I did find jarring at first but eventually became used to and even enjoyed.Jessica and Dr Shields become acquainted when Jessica lies her way into participating in one of Dr Shields psychological studies Motivated exclusively by money at first, Jessica eventually finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into Dr Shields web.The relationship lines are extremely blurry with Jessica and Dr Shields I was so confused as to who was the predator and who was the prey They both seemed so enad with one another.To add to the complication we get Dr Shields husband, Thomas, thrown into the mix Again, is he good or is he bad Everyone in this book is just too damn smart for their own good Manipulation FACTOR 10 The story is extremely fast paced, with a lot of twists and turns and ups and downs.Someone pass the dramamine There was mystery, investigation, a spectacular game of cat and mouseI ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT In my opinion, this could definitely be one of the top Adult Thrillers I read in 2019if not, the top I know it is early but I have pretty much lost my mind over this book.Thank you so much to the publisher, St Martin s Press, for kindly providing me with a e copy to read and review I always appreciate the opportunity to provide my feedback This book is definitely a winner The Greer Hendricks Sarah Pekkanen combo is something very special I hope they continue to write books together in future, as I would certainly love to read them When money and morality intersect, the result can illuminate intriguing truths about human character.

  8. BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas) says:

    4.5 compulsive, page turning stars for An Anonymous GirlI must start off by simply saying I thoroughly enjoyed this story I m a fan of cat mouse type thrillers and this played right into that captivating me from the start and never letting go In every lifetime, there are pivot points that shape and eventually cement one s path Jessica is a make up artist, living in NY, struggling to make ends meet While working on a client she hears about a morality and ethics research study that pays its subjects lucratively Knowing the client will not make her appointment Jess makes the decision to take her place Not knowing much about the study, she walks in and becomes simply Subject 52 The rules are simple Be open and truthful, and avoid pivoting away from any embarrassment or pain the questions provoke. Soon Jess finds herself divulging her deepest secrets via questions posed on a computer screen Dr Lydia Shields, the psychiatrist conducting the study is equally drawn in by Jess responses to her questions At the end of her two sessions, Jess is invited to expand her participation in the study for higher compensation but at what cost What ensues, told in alternating POV chapters between Dr Shields and Jess was a fast paced, twisty, scheme filled story that you simply won t be able to get enough of It was like a guilty pleasure, walking in each of these women s minds Every time you think you have it all figured out a new piece of the puzzle is dropped into your lap You can t judge someone s internal state by their external attributes This was my first book by Hendricks Pekkanen but it certainly won t be my last They know how to hook their readers and keep them wanting This book has made me a fan of this writing duo and I can t wait to see what else they create together Many thanks to Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, St Martin s Press and NetGalley for an arc of this book.

  9. Holly B says:

    Loved it Devoured it Devious to the max I devoured this book in two days and didn t want to put it down A riveting story of psychological suspense I was quickly questioning every move every character made From beginning to end, I was all in Yes With a promise of anonymity and a fat paycheck, Jessica weasels her way into a study on morality and ethics She was assigned the name of Subject 52 and presented with numerous questions I could feel her tension growing as the questions progressed into the realm of what would you do I quickly got the feeling that this test was quite a mind game Dr Shields may go done as one of the most perplexing doctor characters I ve encountered What was her motivation for recruiting these women Jessica wonders how the doctor seems to know her thoughts.I had some adrenaline surging moments as the tension amped up and the plot unfolded Everyone seems to have something to hide The ending was just so perfect Highly recommend this suspense filled mind game that pushes all the boundaries.Thanks to SMP for my Arc Review will post to my blog on 1 08 18

  10. Liz says:

    Wow Five big stars For once, the hype and buzz are deserved Remember the rules Be open and truthful, and avoid pivoting away from any embarrassment or pain these questions provoke.This book grabbed me from the get go A twenty eight year old woman sneaks herself into an ethics and morality study in order to earn some extra income I was able to immediately put myself in her shoes The initial questions had me wondering how I would answer The chapters alternate between the woman and the doctor heading up the study It quickly becomes a fast paced ride Definitely entertaining There are some real twists so that the tension keeps getting ratcheted up It s a hard book to put down I can even see this being made into a movie Don t look for believability here But that doesn t mean there aren t some interesting concepts being explored Power Trust Jessica is such a well thought out character Out of her depth, but a real fighter No dummy, but she s up against a master I was entranced trying to figure out how she would extract herself from this game of cat and mouse I would love to know how Hendricks and Pekkanen write together because the finished product is seamless If you like dark psychological thrillers, this one s for you My thanks to netgalley and St Martin s Press for an advance copy of this book.

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