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An Anonymous Girl

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The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us.

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

Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: January 8th 2019 by St. Martin's Press
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I really enjoyed Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s previous novel “The Wife Between Us”. So as soon as I saw the cover for this novel and read the synopsis, I knew I just had to read it.

I devoured this novel in just a few hours, ignoring everything and everyone as I read.

The book opens as twenty-eight-year-old makeup artist; Jessica Farris is heading to her last appointment of the day. She travels to her clients instead
Chelsea Humphrey
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: from-publisher
You're Invited: Seeking women aged 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality conducted by a preeminent NYC psychiatrist. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. Call for more details.

Ok, so you know how every year there are books that come out of the gate hyped up? I'm talking a full calendar year before publication, these books are already being shoved in our faces and by the time they come out we are underwhelmed and sick to our stomachs of seeing said book floating around s
j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
I don’t know their secret, but whatever it is (SUPREME TALENT), authors Pekkanen and Hendricks need to bottle up their magic Mojo and spread it like fairy dust over readers around the world. Their ingenious writing technique is guaranteed to pull you up by the bootstraps - out of any debilitating reading slump you may occasionally find yourself in. Believe the hype. It is real. The dynamic duo is currently hard at work on a sure-to-be third mega hit-- 🙏PRAISE YEEZUS!

This is what you n
Holly  B
Loved it! Devoured it!
Devious to the max!

I devoured this book in two days and didn't want to put it down! A riveting story of psychological suspense.  I was quickly questioning every move every character made. From beginning to end, I was all in! Yes!

With a promise of anonymity and a fat paycheck, Jessica weasels her way into a study on morality and ethics. She was assigned the name of Subject 52 and presented with numerous questions.  I could feel her tension growing as the questions progres
Larry H
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars.

The next time you consider signing up for a research study, you might want to think twice—and you will after reading this book!

You're Invited: Seeking women aged 18 to 32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality conducted by a preeminent NYC psychiatrist. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. Call for more details.

Jess is a makeup artist who came to New York dreaming of a career in the theater. She has a lot of secrets she's kept hidden, which has led h
Susanne Strong
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: buddy-read, netgalley
4 Stars.

Completely Intriguing and Totally Unexpected!

Jessica is a makeup artist in New York City. After hearing about a paid ethics and morality case study, Jessica jumps at the chance to participate even going so far as to take a spot from a client of hers, who canceled last minute. Is it a choice Jessica will live to regret?

Jessica is Subject 52. As a part of the study, questions are posed at a computer terminal: “Could you tell a lie without feeling guilt?”; “Describe a time in your life wh
It's more than a little treacherous to steer your ship with a broken moral compass. Navigating through the raging waters of life leaves many a shipwreck in the aftermath.

Jessica Farris knows this first hand. She's a twenty-eight year old makeup artist still trying to find her niche in New York City. She struggles to pay the rent on her studio apartment and her bookings from BuzzBeauty are hit or miss. Finding extra money to send home to her parents and special needs sister is coming up short eac
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really have no business reading books that aren’t even out until next year (I may be drowning in ARCs) but when a copy of An Anonymous Girl arrived in my mailbox I dropped everything else and started reading it immediately. Last fall when I read The Wife Between Us I was totally blown away and I haven’t really stopped raving about it ever since. As excited as I was about this book I had that apprehension that I tend to get before reading a highly anticipated book. I kept wondering if Hendricks ...more
Elyse Walters
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LONG....but NO SPOILERS......

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are on their way to becoming co-author psychological thriller legends. They had a break-out sensation hit with “The Wife Between Us”, last year in 2017.
“An Anonymous Girl”, will be released in January, 2019.

Greer and Sarah are an exciting team. There is something very appealing about two skillful stunning women holding us captive - as awed spectators -waiting to see who we can trust - who to believe- who’s the stalker -and who’s t
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having really enjoyed reading The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, their talent is confirmed here with this hugely intense, compelling and addictive An Anonymous Girl, which moves in a rather different direction. This is a story set in New York City, of deception, betrayal, obsession, jealousy, where we are given two different protagonists, the naive and vulnerable 28 year old Jessica Farris and the clinical and detached psychiatrist Dr Lydia Shields, an academic at NYU. Je ...more
4.5 Stars!

"Not everyone is brave enough to face their demons."

I really like an author who can spin a twisted tale and Greer/Pekkanen do it again in AN ANONYMOUS GIRL.

28 year old Jessica is a hardworking makeup artist who could use a few extra bucks to help her family back home....and pay her rent, so when she sees what seems to be an easy opportunity to make a fast $500 just by answering a few questions, she sneaks into a highly confidential morality and ethics survey that turns her life int

Carol (Bookaria)
I picked up this novel because I enjoyed the authors’ previous book THE WIFE BETWEEN US. I became interested in reading AN ANONYMOUS GIRL as soon as I learned about it.

What if you sign up to be part of a psychological study and you end up entangled in a lot more than you asked for? This is the premise of the book and let me tell you it does not disappoint.

“One of them is lying. But who?”

That is the question you’ll be asking yourself again and again as you read it. This is an addictive and suspen
Theresa Alan
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel gets a lot of points for originality. It starts with Jessica, a makeup artist who’s struggling financially, finding out about a psychology study about morality. Answer some questions and make five hundred bucks. What could go wrong?

A whole lot, of course.

The story gets creepier and more tense the deeper into the book you go. Is Dr. Shields dangerous or just strangely manipulative? How much can Jess trust the doctor and other people she encounters as the study moves from the laborator
Kaceey - Traveling Sister
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: buddy-read, netgalley
Ooh! So addictive! You will not be able to put this one down!

Moral choices. No definitive right or wrong, a grey area that’s never that simple. Choices we make everyday. Choices that effect not only ourselves but everyone around us.

Jessica is a struggling make-up artist in New York City. When a chance opportunity for quick cash falls in her lap she just can’t refuse!
She fibs (just a little bit) to be included in a University psychology study. Simple enough - answer a few questions and receive s
Aug 02, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting me my wish through NetGalley! I am one happy lady! :)
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A smartly written, compelling tale with a ferocious intensity that made for breathless page turning.

I’m not your typical suspense reader, the twists and turns aren’t as important to me as the psychological aspects--why the characters do what they do--throw in some moral dilemmas and characters making questionable choices and you’ve got my attention.

Every lifetime contains pivot points--sometimes flukes of destiny, sometimes seemingly preordained--that shape and eventually cement one’s path.

May 29, 2018 marked it as to-read
Whaaaaa....... this cover is gorgeous!! Gimme Gimme Gimme!!
"Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed."

The plot for this story is incredibly original and is what initially piqued my interest in this book. But that's where it ends for me. I already know that I'll be in the minority with my opinions as this book will no doubt appeal to the masses.

Told in two points of view, that of Dr Shields, the alluring, manipulative therapist conducting a survey on ethics and morality, and Je
An Anonymous Girl is like a psychological thriller on steroids. I loved it. The hook is a unique – a woman with secrets in her past sneaks into a psychological study on ethics and morality. If you are craving a twisty psychological thriller, this is the book to read to get your fix. Multiple points of view? Check. Unreliable narrator? Check. Twists and turns? Check. Unputdownable? Check? Obsessive domestic relationships? Check. It even has an actual psychologist. This book does not even come out ...more

Ummmm, this is going to be so good -ARC received and I am already rearranging my life to fit it in NOW!
The dynamic duo is back with their newest collaborative effort, An Anonymous Girl . After Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's massively successful The Wife Between Us, it was only a matter of time before the duo released their second tale. An Anonymous Girl will be released early January 2019, and the hype is real, folks!

Jessica Farris is a make up artist, doing freelance work for all different types of people in New York. After completing one of her assignments, Jessica gets wind of a psyc
AN ANONYMOUS GIRL is the next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks in collaboration with Sarah Pekkanen, with an expected publication date of January 8th 2019 by St. Martin's Press.

As I really enjoyed their previous novel, The Wife Between Us, I was overjoyed when I received a digital copy of their new novel, An Anonymous Girl through NetGalley. I couldn’t wait to read it, as I was so impressed with t
Jess, is a make up artist who is barely making ends meet.

She overhears a client’s conversation one evening about a morality and ethics study being conducted by Dr. Shields the following morning, which will pay $500.

Doubting that Taylor, (the college student talking about the study) will be awake in time to attend following her evening out, Jess decides to show up in her place, and is allowed to participate.

She becomes Subject 52.

She begins to answer a series of questions and despite the fact
leslie hamod
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A book beyond description. Let me begin by thanking the authors and St. Martin's Press for allowing me to read and give an honest review. A psychological thriller of top notch quality. I read the book in approximately 18 hours and was hooked from the start. Well written, thoroughly believable plot and characters with so many faults and foibles that you must find that you empathize with their innermost thoughts.
How much is revealed in a therapists office? Do we all have insecurities, guilt, a ne
It took me a while to finish Anonymous Girl, though it wasn't boring. The story unfolded slowly, and the tension kept building, however towards the two-thirds mark, I was pretty sure I could guess how it would end and this was confirmed, so I can't say it was the most exciting thriller either. I also feel this will, unfortunately, be a little forgettable for me, since I read so many books in this genre and it doesn't stand out in my mind as one of the more original, exciting ones, I'm afraid. Th ...more
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
I was lucky enough to receive a physical copy of this book and it certainly didn’t disappoint-a solid 4.5 stars for me. Jessica is a make-up artist living in NYC-a young woman not only trying to make ends meet but also helping financially with her (special needs) younger sister’s therapy. While Jessica was at one of her beauty jobs, she overhears one of the women talking about a paid study that she was asked to partake in but was planning to blow off. Jessica, needing the money, takes her chance ...more
Laura Rash
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fair warning: this is one you won’t want to put down until you’ve finished every delicious morsel!
So many twists & turns that you almost need to backtrack to be sure you just read the words right! The evil characters that you almost become yo like bc they’re so wickedly absorbing! I read tons of books & usually guess how it’s all going to go right away but not with this one. Down to the last page I was still shaking my head in wonderment.
Thanks to St. Martins Press for this early copy:
Jamie Rosenblit
Given the massive hit that was the first novel these two co-authored, The Wife Between Us, there must have been so much pressure when penning their follow up. However, I am happy to report that The Anonymous Girl more than surpassed my expectations and totally blew me away. Another game of cat & mouse - but who is playing? What starts out as a study on morality and ethics quickly escalates - and will have the reader and the characters asking questions!

There are so many ways this story could
ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I think instead about the guy who just texted, and how he stared after me when I walked toward the museum. With him, I can just be an anonymous girl.

Without a doubt this is one unputdownable read. I made the mistake of picking it up one evening when I went to bed for an early night. I read the first few chapters one the first evening and finished it off the next evening in the second sitting. Obviously no early night for me!

At times it felt a bit like a game of table tennis. Back and
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jessica Ferris signs up for a psychology study given by a mysterious Dr. Sheilds. When the study starts getting personal things turn really creepy and Jessica becomes paranoid. This had me up all night! I had to finish it. It was very fast paced with twists, betrayal and obsession. Everything you expect from a psychological suspense. Their last book The Wife Between Us has became one of my favorite books and this new one is just as twisted. I loved it!

I was given this from Net Galley for my hone
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Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are the co-authors of the blockbuster New York Times bestseller, THE WIFE BETWEEN US, as well as the forthcoming, AN ANONYMOUS GIRL. AN ANONYMOUS GIRL has been optioned for a television series by eOne, with Sarah and Greer executive producing. THE WIFE BETWEEN US has been optioned for film by Amblin Entertainment, with Sarah and Greer screenwriting the adaptation ...more
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