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The next audiobook of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us.Seeking women ages 1832 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 shell have to do is an ...more
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Published January 8th 2019 by MacMillan Audio
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Lee There's no swearing but there are mature themes and I would think the reader should be over 18 at least. I actually thought it would suit the New…moreThere's no swearing but there are mature themes and I would think the reader should be over 18 at least. I actually thought it would suit the New Adult audience.(less)
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Melissa
Twisted. Intense. Deviously fun. Why was it that I skipped this co-author's debut?

This writing duo—composed of Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks—wields some kind of power with their combined words. That elusive “it” factor present, allowing readers to succumb all too easily to the manipulation. It’s the very experience I hope for each and every time I pick up a book—realistic or not. Life effortlessly fading into the background as the intensity and promise for something truly twisted takes ov
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Deanna
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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 inste
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Chelsea Humphrey
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: from-publisher
Happy Pub Day!

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 flo
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j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
FIVE STARS
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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
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شيماء ✨
You ever reading a book and thinking, “why was this so expensive? I’m not even having a good time”? Me, the whole time reading this.
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
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(Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
4.5 compulsive, page turning stars ⭐ for An Anonymous Girl

I must start off by simply saying I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I'm a fan of cat & mouse type thrillers and this played right into that captivating me from the start and never letting go!

"In every lifetime, there are pivot points that shape and eventually cement one's path."

Jessica is a make-up artist, living in NY, struggling to make ends meet. While working on a client she hears about a morality and ethics research study that p
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Liz
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley

Wow! Five big stars. For once, the hype and buzz are deserved.


Remember the rules: Be open and truthful, and avoid pivoting away from any embarrassment or pain these questions provoke.


This book grabbed me from the get go. A twenty eight year old woman sneaks herself into an ethics and morality study in order to earn some extra income. I was able to immediately put myself in her shoes. The initial questions had me wondering how I would answer.

The chapters alternate between the woman and the doct
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Meredith
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Completely unbelievable, yet totally enjoyable!

A psychological study on morality turns into a game of cat and mouse. Who will come out on top? The subject of the study or the doctor who is playing much more than a game.


That’s all I am going to say about the plot. It’s best to go into this blind.

I didn’t love The Wife Between Us due to the number of twists and some other elements. I decided to go into An Anonymous Girl with an open mind. I knew this was going to be over-the-top, but I decided to
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
5 mind blowing stars! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Did you ever have a book you saved, even though you got a copy really, really early, because you knew it would be good? I didn’t want An Anonymous Girl to be over long before I ever started reading it. The year-long wait until another book from this dynamite duo feels longer than a year! That’s a great thing in this case; these two authors are perfection together.

The Wife Between Us by these Hendricks and Pekkanen is my favorite thriller of 2018, and An Anonymous
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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
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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
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Lindsay - Traveling Sister
4 stars! A gripping and thrilling page-turner!

Struggling to make her rent payments, Jessica Farris, finds herself involved in a well-paying psychology study revolving around ethics and morality. The compensation is too good to pass up. Upon attending the first study meeting and completing the initial questionnaire, Jess is offered the opportunity to proceed further into the depths of the examination with the mysterious Dr. Shields. Tension builds as Jess begins to feel paranoia and anxiety about
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Berit☀️✨
Whoop!They did it again!!! Even better than the first book this writing dual wrote together!💥

An intense twisty story that will make your head spin and your heart race! A book that made me check behind me just in case somebody creepy was watching! An absolute must read my psychological thriller loving friends, the hype is real!

Jess is a struggling makeup artist trying to find her way in NYC... in need of money she fakes her way into a psychological research project... The research soon begins to
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Kaceey - Traveling Sister
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
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Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
Dark, captivating, and twisted–nobody pulls off a psychological thriller quite like the amazing duo, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen!

I just finished their newest thriller An Anonymous Girl and I’m shocked and delighted by this twisty novel! This book is SERIOUSLY twisted, in the best possible way. Without question this is one of my favorite psychological thrillers I’ve read–and I don’t just mean this year!

Full review is now on PhDiva!

Reflection

This is one fun ride, and if I may say, a ride th
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megs_bookrack
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs-read
"How do you know if you can really trust someone?" I finally ask.
"If you need to ask that question, then you probably already know the answer," he says.




WOW! First book of 2019 on record and WOW, I loved it!

An Anonymous Girl follows two main perspectives:

Jessica: A single-gal, late 20s, living in NYC and working as a make-up artist. Jessica lives a fairly solitary life. She has a sweet little dog and a couple of close friends but most of the time, she's alone. She is a bit haunted by her past.
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Linda
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
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Carol (Bookaria)
I picked up this novel because I enjoyed the authors’ previous book THE WIFE BETWEEN US, and as soon as I learned about it, I became interested in reading 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? That is the premise of the book, and let me tell you, it does not disappoint.

“One of them is lying. But who?” This is the question you’ll be asking yourself again and again as you read it.

The novel is addictive and suspenseful
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Tammy
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t care for The Wife Between Us it was too over the top for me but given the hootin’ and hollerin’ about An Anonymous Girl I decided to give it a go. I did, in fact, like this much more than the authors’ previous novel but I couldn’t shake the feeling that I’ve read this before. Finally, I decided that my sense of déjà vu had to do with the power psychologists and psychiatrists wield over those held in their thrall which surfaces frequently in thrillers. The interesting part of this thrill ...more
Kendall
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Happy pub day!!!!

HOLY GUCAMOLE! This was SOOOO unbelievably devious and good! I devoured this book in a day and a half.

This was my first read by Hendricks/Pekkanen and WOW I can definitely see why everyone strongly recommends their novels. Talk about jaw on floor supreme talent her ladies and gents!! I was very impressed by this book and it's about DAMN time that I was able to get an excellent thriller!

Watch out.... this is going to be THE thriller of 2019. No if's, and's or but's to that stat
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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
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Carol
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

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Paromjit
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
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
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Debbie
Jumping on the band wagon!

Believe all the hype! What a fantastic psychological thriller! I would grab my pogo stick and hop to my heart’s content, but the band wagon is jam-packed and there’s no room for the thing. That’s okay; I’ll just have to hop in my head instead.

How it starts. Bam! Juicy from page 1! (Hopping in my head already.) Jessica needs money so she joins a psychology study. Sounds innocent enough, right? She has to answer questions about morality, and they immediately get under her
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Amy
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
Norma * Traveling Sister
Riveting, absolutely unputdownable & totally mind-blowing stuff!

This was an absolutely fantastic psychological thriller novel that I devoured in less than 24 hrs. This books unique storyline immediately drew me in and had me on the edge of my seat for the entirety of reading this book. The pacing and short chapters made this an extremely fast read.

AN ANONYMOUS GIRL by GREER HENDRICKS AND SARAH PEKKANEN is a compelling, thrilling, twisted, and rapid-paced read that was so darn entertaining a
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Debra
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.

Working as a makeup artist, Jessica (Jess) Farris, overhears her client’s message about a morality study complete with location and time. When her client says that it will be too early for her to attend, Jessica decides to go instead. She could use the extra money and figures how hard can it be to answer a few question
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Felicia
"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
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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
“One of them is lying. But who?” 3 likes
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