An intriguing psychological suspense story with great characters and enough twists and turns so you won't want to put it down.  The plot is original, the pace fast. By the same authors who wrote THE WIFE BETWEEN US.  An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen  #thriller, #reading, #books to read, #books

An Anonymous Girl

By Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen

PBR Book Review:

I've always loved a good psychological thriller, but I have to say, I'm fast becoming a fan of Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen books in particular. I loved THE WIFE BETWEEN US and seriously doubted this second one would match its intensity. All I can say is AN ANONYMOUS GIRL is fabulous, maybe even be better than their first.

Here, they tell a story of Jess, a young freelance makeup artist, who participates in a psych professor's study on morality and ethics. The basis of the study is simple enough, answer a series of questions on morality and ethics truthfully. Well, as Jess ponders and does her best to be honest, you can't help but wonder how you would answer the questions.

Some of the questions are really personal, they make you think about the moral choices you make in life and what motivates you to be honest. You'll also start to think about the boundaries of truth and morality; are the lines set in stone or are they movable? In all, a great storyline, it's dark, suspenseful, twisty and definitely thoutht provoking.

Book Club Talking Points:

An intense, highly enjoyable psychological thriller by the authors of THE WIFE BETWEEN US. A young New York woman participates in a psychological study on morality and ethics. The questions are tough, personal and will certainly make the reader think about how he or she would answer the same questions. Excellent.
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*Discussion Questions

1. If you were in Jess's shoes, would you have snuck into Dr. Shields's morality and ethics survey? Why or why not? After the questions started to become more invasive, do you think you would have continued answering them, or looked for a way out?

2. What did you think of the authors' decision to use the second person "you" in Dr. Shields's chapters? How did it affect your experience of reading the novel? Did it change your perception of any of the characters, especially Dr. Shields?

3. Early in the novel, Jess thinks, "Sometimes an impulsive decision can change the course of your life." Do you agree? Have you ever made any impulsive decisions that dramatically affected your life? What were they?

4. On page 202, Jess asks, "How do you know if you can really trust someone?" What do you think-how do you know? Can you ever know? What about someone makes them seem "trustworthy" to you?

5. Do you think Dr. Shields truly had a good marriage, or was it doomed from the beginning? Why do you believe this, and what about Dr. Shields informs your thoughts?

6. Did you have an idea of what had happened to Subject 5, or were you surprised? If you did suspect what occurred, can you point out what kind of foreshadowing or clues led you to this conclusion?

7. What did you think of Dr. Shields's morality and ethics questions? Did you nd yourself answering them? Which question did you find the most challenging?

8. An Anonymous Girl explores the lies that link people together and the damage these deceptions can cause. Is it ever okay to tell a lie? When does a secret become a deception? 9. How much of a motivating factor was money for Jess? In your opinion, was the money Jess earned worth what she endured? Can trust ever really be bought?

10. At the start of the novel, one of Dr. Shields's questions to Jess was, "Do victims have a right to take retribution into their own hands?" How would Jess and Dr. Shields answer this question at the end of the book? How would you answer it?

(Discussion Questions by Publisher)

Book Summary
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 answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she's thinking...and what she's hiding. As Jess's paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields' manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new novel about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone..
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