Wowsa! Was this a thrilling ride on the crazy train! This was definitely not like any other thriller I’ve read – and it hooked me in right away. The suspense, the twists, it’s all very unnerving from start to finish and I found myself gripping the book trying to figure it all out.
Jess finds herself a participant in a phsychology study, lured in solely by the amount it pays. She’s hoping to answer a few questions on ethics and morality, get her money to help her parents pay for her sister’s medical needs, and then be done.
But then the questions start appearing on the screen:
“Could you tell a lie without feeling guilt?”
“Have you ever deeply hurt someone you care about?”
“Should a punishment always fit the crime?”
For some reason, the coordinator is very interested in the way Jess has answered these questions, and she soon finds herself returning for more and more studies and tests, and promises of more, and better money. But why? Why choose her to continue? Why are her secrets any more interesting than someone else’s? Jess finds herself becoming paranoid, and involved in some pretty shady outings and experiments. She starts to question everything she’s ever done and wonders if she’s gotten in too far.
I really, really got sucked into this one – it was definitely nothing like I’ve ever read and very creatively done. The study raises questions about your own morals as you find yourself answering them along with Jess as she takes the tests. That is pretty twisty in itself! I found myself all over the place questioning who is good, who is bad, who knows what, and what’s going to happen. My paranoia grew along with Jess, and there were several heart pounding twists. I did feel the ending was a bit forced, a bit too neat. But I enjoyed the first 90% immensely and really immersed myself in the story with extreme fascination.
An Anonymous Girl is available in the US on January 8, 2019.
You can pre-order it here on Amazon —> An Anonymous Girl
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (January 8, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250133734
- ISBN-13: 978-1250133731
I haven’t read The Wife Between Us, but I’m definitely going to go check it out now!
AND… A GIVEAWAY!! **update giveaway has ended
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