An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen. (2019).
**4.5 out of 5 stars**
Jessica signs up for a psychology study on ethics and morality thinking she’ll just be answering some questions and being well paid for it. But the questions start getting more intense and invasive; then it’s outings where she has to dress and do as she is told by Dr Shields. Jess starts feeling like Dr Shields may know what Jess is thinking and hiding, and as a result Jess starts to become paranoid and can’t trust what’s real and what’s a manipulative experiment…
I always find the idea of a book by co-authors fascinating (who writes what parts and how does it all work together?!). In this book, it definitely worked well! If you are a fast reader and have the time, I would recommend bingeing this book. That’s how I read and enjoyed it, and I think maybe if I’d had bigger breaks in between reading sections then it would have lost some of the effect (but I could totally be wrong on this point). The storyline is quite gripping and more than once I found myself second guessing what was going on. I found Jess to be a likeable character who quickly seems to be out of her depth in the study but comes out fighting. Dr Shields is a true ice queen – I found the way her chapters were narrated quite interesting. I think the majority of psychological thriller fans would enjoy this book.