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An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen


An absolutely brilliant, page turning thriller that will keep the readers on the edge of their seats…

Jessica Farris, a twenty-something makeup artist, is struggling to make ends meet in expensive New York City. Through one of her clients, she learns about a highly paid psychological survey and shows up at the venue in place of the girl. Her answers to the survey make her target of disturbed and dangerous, Dr. Shields who cancels the entire survey and focuses solely on Jessica to use her as a pawn in one of her sick, sinister game. The deeper Jessica gets entangled in Dr. Shields’ twisted game, harder it becomes for her to get out. By the time she realizes Dr. Shields’ uncanny intentions, the game has already become deadly. The only way Jessica can save herself is to unravel a twisted tale of love and betrayal. The book starts with Jessica shuffling around with her heavy makeup kit in New York attending to her client’s appointments. She is a troubled soul with deep secrets weighing her down. She’s wary of romantic relationships because of a past trauma, and money is important to her. She is a drab character who inspires zero sympathy despite her thorough professionalism. Dr. Shields is this creepy psychopath who hides behind a façade of cool and collected exterior. The readers are first introduced to her through her intriguing narratives, which bring out the underlying sense of impending menace. The cat-and-mouse games of Jessica and Dr. Shields add to the ominous tone of the plot and keep the readers on edge. Readers might feel sceptical of Jessica’s obliviousness to Dr. Shields’ sinister intentions, but it wouldn’t stop them from turning the pages fast. The narrative is intriguingly dual and shifts from Dr. Shields to Jessica and unravels the sinister lies of the former and hidden secrets of the latter. The central theme of the book is the psychological dilemma, ethics, and morality, but it barely touches the surface when it comes to ‘why’ and ‘how’ of one’s choices. Don’t consider it a deep, solid read into the psychology of a disturbed mind. It is another flashy thriller with countless plot twists, troubled protagonist, obsessive relations, and fast paced narrative after the ‘Girl book fever’. Like ‘The Girl on the Train’, the book is high on sometimes implausible plot twists and can be called a solid air-plane read.


An Anonymous Girl

by Greer Hendricks; Sarah Pekkanen



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