Book Review: An Anonymous Girl

“She seemed omniscient; as if she could see inside of me. She appeared to know things before I told her, and she drew thoughts and feelings out of me that I didn’t realize I possessed.”

My second book pick is An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Recently, I’ve been wanting to widen my reading horizons, so I picked up this psychological thriller. Written in a dual perspective, I feel as if this particular book is perfect for people just getting into the psychological thriller genre, and the short chapters make it way too easy to stay up all night reading. I liked this book because it made me think about what I would do if I were in the main character’s shoes, and question my own thoughts. I think that this book would be perfect for someone who might consider themselves to be more of a casual reader.  It might also be a good pick if you occasionally like to read books, and you’re looking for ways to fill up your downtime.  It’s also perfect for anyone who loves a good thriller and wants to make any time into “spooky season.”

Twenty-eight-year-old Jessica Farris lives in New York, working as a makeup artist. When at a client’s house one night, Jessica receives the opportunity to partake in a morality survey.  The survey asks her to think about scenarios dealing with basic human decency and morality, stuff we encounter every day.  Plus, it pays really well.   That next morning, Jess finds herself in front of a computer screen answering questions like “Could you tell a lie without feeling guilty?” or “Have you ever hurt someone you deeply care about?” After completing all of the questions the survey’s curator, Dr. Shields, reaches out to Jessica in order to further research morality. Soon, Jess finds herself in a web of deceit and terror as she discovers information about Dr. Shields past, and needs to find a way out before it is too late.

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