Book Review: An Anonymous Girl (Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen)

“The title of the project is entered on the blank screen of the computer: The Temptation of Infidelity: A Case Study.

The hypothesis: Thomas is an unrepentant adulterer.
There is only one subject: My husband.
There is only one variable: You.

Jessica, please don’t fail this test. It would be a pity to lose you.”

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Jessica – known to friends and family as Jess – is a girl who swims in a world of regret. The shadows of her past, her lies, her secrets, they haunt her. Days go by where she is void of any memories of what she did and then something reminds her, bringing her to the brink of collapse.

Jess is no stranger to the struggle of providing for herself in New York. She works as a freelance makeup artist for BeautyBuzz and barely scrapes by. That is until she learns of Dr. Shields’ study. She isn’t invited in but that doesn’t stop her. She finds a way in, as she always does. The study pays a substantial amount of money. A study on morality, how hard could that be? Jess has the opportunity to make a quick $500 easy but at what cost to her and her family? Little does she know that her cracked and warped world is about to twist in unimaginable ways.

“Sometimes a simple gift is actually a vessel utilized to issue a warning shot.” 

What did I think?

I gave this book 3.5 stars rounded up. An Anonymous Girl started out great! I loved the idea, I loved the writing. You can actually hear a drastic switch of voices between Jess and Dr. Shields and I’m willing to bet that the co-authors have their own persona. I wonder who is who? 😉

At first, I started off at around 4-4.5 stars. However, the plot started to drag out and then there were the holes. There were some moments of “okay… but she could very easily get out of it by doing ‘this’….”

When I read a thriller, I don’t want holes. I want impossible situations. Even semi-impossible ones. Some parts were just flat-out “you could’ve easily gotten out of this but you just didn’t for one reason or another and it went unexplored.”

Sad Day…because these writers clearly are good. It just never reached that “climax” for me. It was SOOO close. So frustratingly close because you KNOW these ladies have it in them. 

Regret….or Recommend?

With the said, I will definitely be following their writing, both individually and together. I know they can get better and better and I can’t wait to see what they come out with!

An Anonymous Girl
Thank you Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen for writing this and sharing it with the world!


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