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Review: An Anonymous Girl

An Anonymous Girl

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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Sunday Matters: Theatre, Books, and Painting

Sunday Matters

This past week was pretty good. I kicked the cold, had some fun and picked up my reading pace (finally).

In theatre news:

My son got the role of Daryl in Bright Star. It’s been awhile since he’s been on stage so this is perfect for him. Plus, it’s a fun musical. It’s bluegrass which is different and fun.

My daughter got the part of Rusty in Footloose.  In the movie, Rusty was played by Sarah Jessica Parker. It’s also a fun part. She’s thrilled.

Right Now:

Last week we watched the church service online because I was sick so I supposed we should make an appearance today. I enjoy going but I have to go back later today to volunteer too and there are only so many hours in the day.

This Week:

I took this weekend off to take my high school students to winter camp but camp was cancelled. I kept the days off though so I plan to spend Monday painting. I need to paint a table and chairs set, a coffee table, and a book shelf. Will it all get done? If I finish one thing I will consider it a successful day.

No major appointments this week.


All of these great reads came in the other day:


I don’t know if I admitted it here before but I’ve been watching Dr. Pimple Popper. I watch this show with the same fascination I have for Hoarders. How can people live with a grapefruit sized cyst on their neck that’s been there for years? I’m sure many of these people do not have medical insurance. That HAS to be it.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I haven’t tried anything new yet but I plan to use the painting technique I saw on Instagram on those tables I mentioned. I would never think to mix water and paint and then to use a sponge no less. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Grateful for:

This week I have been really grateful for my coffee press. It’s such a simple device but I use it daily and it gives me such pleasure to press out a perfect cup each and every time.

Are you crafty? If you could paint one thing in your home what would it be?