Feb 1, 2019

Book Review: An Anonymous Girl by G. Hendricks and S. Pekkanen

An Anonymous Girl Book Review, a thriller by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

January 8, 2018, St. Martin's Press.
Source: library book
An Anonymous Girl, thriller

I was lucky to get this book from the library so soon, the month of publication, as I bet it's now on a long waiting list! I finished it in about two days, reading through easily.

Jessica decides to answer a psychological questionnaire on morality, organized by a psych prof in New York City. She does it for the money they offer, but she becomes more entangled in the research study when she learns how much she will be paid.  Answering the questions in the university lab leads to real life situations she is asked to participate in. Soon, she is dependent monetarily and psychologically on the study organizer, Dr. Shields, who controls Jessica during her sessions, in and outside the lab.

This is a thriller that leans heavily on psychology, with the puppet master Dr. Shields who may or may not have ulterior motives for getting into Jessica's psyche so completely. Then there is Dr. Shield's husband, who may or may not be in cahoots with his wife in whatever scheme she is planning.

Suspenseful and engrossing, this novel has an unusual plot and characters. It's well written and planned, with Jessica and Dr. Shields both narrating their stories, carrying the novel to its unexpected conclusion.

I gave the book five stars.  

2 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I loved The Wife Between us and can't wait until it's my turn for this one. I'm glad you liked it so much.

Suko said...

This one sounds intriguing, Harvee. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Maybe I can get it from my library.