Answer some questions anonymously for $500? Who would say no? How difficult could the questions be?
finds out just how difficult the questions are once the survey gets
started. The anonymous interaction by Dr. Shields while answering the
questions at the beginning is unsettling to say the least, but Jessica
needs the money so she continues.
When Jessica is asked to meet
Dr. Shields in person, she thinks this will be much better than replying
on a computer. I wouldn't have continued, but everyone has reasons why
they would or why they wouldn't continue.
At their first
in-person session, Dr. Shields tells her that the research has been
cancelled and that Jessica is her sole focus. Should Jessica worry
Maybe Dr. Shields can help Jessica with a secret she has
been keeping her entire life or perhaps she can't help her and her
secret will get out?
The more Jessica thinks about this
arrangement with Dr. Shields, the more frightened and paranoid she
becomes that she really doesn't know what she has gotten herself into
and what Dr. Shields really has in mind.
We find out about
Jessica as well as Dr. Shields in alternating chapters. Both seem like
troubled people, but Dr. Shields seems to have the upper hand with her
devious, obsessive plans of using Jessica to help solve her problem or
at least find an answer.
AN ANONYMOUS GIRL had me tense as I was
reading and worrying what was going on. Jessica's worry seemed to
consume her all day and even at night.
I didn't like Dr.
Shields the minute I met her and disliked her even more as time went
on. She actually was quite frightening, evil, cunning, manipulative, and needed some
If you want to hate a character, Dr. Shields is the person you are looking for.
AN ANONYMOUS GIRL definitely will keep your interest up as well as your blood pressure.
you enjoy a book that you won't be able to put down just because what's
happening is unbelievable, then THE ANONYMOUS GIRL is that book.
And...if I must compare the books by these authors, AN ANONYMOUS GIRL was much better for me than THE WIFE BETWEEN US. 5/5
This book was given to me by the publisher in both print and via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.