An Anonymous Girl (Hendricks/Pekkanen)

Rating: 1 Star

One night Jessica Ferris, a travelling makeup artist, meets two college students to do their makeup for their night out on the town. During her time there she hears a message left for one of the college girls about a psychological study being preformed at the college. When the girl scoffs at it (and the $500 it pays), and decides she’ll be too hung over to get up early enough to go. Jessica goes instead. After all, she needs the money.

The study is being done by Dr. Shields and first begins in a room, where Jessica is to answer questions on a computer, but it soon becomes a study in the real world where Jessica is told what to wear, where to go, and how to act. Until everything gets out of hand.

This book was enjoyable until it stopped being exciting. The first half, while Jessica is helping Dr. Shields, blindly accepting her tasks (and the large sums of money the doctor begins to pay her), is really interesting. It centres around morality and how far someone will go to benefit themselves. As more of the plot unfolds things get even more interesting and your spine starts to tingle in anticipation for something big to happen, to end this novel with a bang!

But nothing big happens. The ending is a bit of a let down, and I really felt like we had this fantastic lead up all for nothing. The concept of the study was interesting, the concept of each character’s separate and personal lives was interesting, as well as how they all intertwined. But at the end everything just sort of tapers off. I wish it had been worth the climb, but not all of them can hit it out of the park! The Wife Between Us was really excellent (by the same authors) so pick that one up in you’re interested in their writing style and want a fantastic read!

Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions are simply my own honest ones and I have not been asked to write this review. Not everyone may agree with my thoughts and that’s okay! I hope you enjoy reading about mine.

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