An Anonymous Girl
BOOK: An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (Amazon)
CATEGORY: Psychological suspense
SUMMARY: A young woman joins a psychology study to make some extra money, but she ends up revealing her deepest secrets and getting trapped in a twisted game that almost pushes her to her breaking point.
READ THIS BOOK IF: You want a quick and entertaining read, you could use a little more darkness in your life or you're a fan of a fast-paced and suspenseful story
Listen. Did I enjoy reading this book? Yes. Was it any good? No. That might not make a lot of sense to some of you, but for those of you who enjoy Lifetime movies, you’ll understand.
The book is centered around a woman named Jessica who is low on cash and emotionally just trying to survive (we can all relate right?). Meanwhile, she’s holding onto several deep secrets. She stumbles across the opportunity to join a study on ethics and morality to make some extra money. Little does she know, the cash is certainly not going to be worth the whirlwind of psychological trauma it will cause. I don’t want to give too much away, but the story is jam packed with family drama, adultery, one-night stands, deception, maniacal plots, blackmail and death.
I enjoyed the heck out of this book. I didn’t learn anything or feel any self-fulfillment after reading it, but it was entertaining. Jessica is a relatable character and the psychologist conducting the study, Dr. Fields, is somewhat of a genius. A strong female protagonist and a strong female antagonist make for some dramatic twists and turns.
After a long day at work, it was nice to immerse myself in something purely for entertainment. I really cranked through it too. I think I finished the 371 pages in three days, if that’s any indication of how much of a page-turner it was.
I’d compare this book to watching the Bachelor. Would someone judge me for how much I enjoyed it? Probably. Do I care? No. Don’t let the intellectual haters prevent you from this thrilling read!