Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I loved “The Wife Between Us” and immediately knew that I wanted to read The Anonymous Girl and was fortunate to be sent an ARC. I was so excited to get my hands on this one and the authors did not disappoint. I gobbled this book up and just when I thought I had all the answers, another curve ball was thrown. At first, I was all for the good doctor. However, my evaluation quickly changed. Due to Jessica’s past, she does not trust easily but does trust strangers more than acquaintances. She opens her heart out to Dr. Shields only to be swept into a web of lies and deceit. At first, Jessica is all trusting and will do anything to “please” Dr. Shields. Once Jessica realizes her mistake of signing on for the psychology study, she begins to fear for her well-being.
I was a little wary of beginning this book after such a high with the “Wife Between Us”. “An Anonymous Girl” exceeded all expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller and highly recommend this book!
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?