I am here to remind you to pick up your book and get reading. The summer is coming and schedules get crazy but do not forget to take time to read! I few weeks ago I updated you all on my ME goal progress for 2019 and my reading goal was on that update. I am shocked when I look at the amount of pages I have read so far for the year. I know for some it is small potatoes but for me it is quite an accomplishment!
For my ninth book read in 2019 I picked up An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us. I read The Wife Between Us last year and I loved it so I was super anxious to finally read their second novel.
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
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.
My Review of An Anonymous Girl
I really loved The Wife Between Us and was hoping I could jump right into An Anonymous Girl and get completely sucked in. Unfortunately, it took a while for me to really get hooked with this novel. Once I did, however, it was really hard to put down. I thought the book took a creative approach to its twisty mystery. Sometimes I feel like books like this lead in a direction that you know is coming but this book really kept me guessing.
I felt like I had to re-read parts of the book early on and I do wonder if the “different person” writing through out. Once I got used the 2nd person voice I was able to dive in. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and believe that the character development was really well done and I even could relate to pieces of their history. I enjoy a good psychological thriller and this one was even deeper and darker by adding some significant psychology to the story line. I loved learning how the women ending up relating to one another in a traumatic way.
Over all, I would give this book a 3 out of 5. Again, I did end up really enjoying this novel but found it hard to get into. I would not consider this an easy or quick read but one that you should add to your reading list.
Well my choice for book 9 for 2019 was a super interesting and intense novel. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a thriller with a lot of suspense. While it was not a fast read for me, I did enjoy reading this book. I am so happy with my reading progress for 2019. I can tell that as work gets busier I am more tired at night which leads to less reading. I have to pick up the pace again but happy to say that I am well ahead of schedule to meet my 2019 reading goal!
Make sure you check out my reading list for 2019 that I have planned so far.
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I’ll have to add this to my list! I just finished The Woman in the Window and couldn’t put it down! 🙂