An Anonymous Girl
By Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
St. Martin’s Press, 9781250133731, January 2019, 384pp.
The Short of It:
If you are into cat and mouse type reads then An Anonymous Girl is the book for you.
The Rest of It:
While working on a client, Jessica hears about a research study that pays good money. Although the study is not geared towards her age demographic specifically, the beauty business she’s in doesn’t pay all that much and her family desperately needs the money, so she pretends to be her client so she can participate and make a little extra cash.
Jessica has no idea what she has gotten herself into. All she has to do is answer the questions that Dr. Shields asks but the questions stir up the past and make her doubt the type of person she is. And when the questions become tasks, that seem to test her in more ways than one, Jessica finds herself stuck in the middle of a cat and mouse game that is completely out of control.
This was an entertaining read but honestly, it went on for about fifty pages too long. I liked Jessica a lot, even though she didn’t always make good decisions. I also liked Dr. Shields and how cold and calculated she was. I feel like they complimented one another in the way that women sometimes do when they are together. But although I enjoyed the book a lot it took me a really long time to read it.
It’s advertised as being a lot like Gone Girl. It is not. Thankfully.
Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
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