An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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An Anonymous Girl
by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
375 pages
St. Martin’s Press (January 8, 2019)
Electronic copy provided by publisher

For years, Sarah Pekkanen has been an auto-buy/must-read author of mine; when she and Greer Hendricks teamed up to write The Wife Between Us, published in early 2018, I had to give it a try. Their debut effort provided an exceptional beginning to my reading year, so I was thrilled to hear about their follow up production.

Even though the predominant story line of An Anonymous Girl bears some resemblance to that of The Wife Between Us, including themes of infidelity, deeply-held secrets and false appearances, this novel is quite different and, in my opinion, much more compelling than it’s predecessor. As my friend Sarah at Sarah’s Book Shelves has stated, An Anonymous Girl is heavy on the psychological end of psychological thriller and I think that’s why I enjoyed it so much more than I’d anticipated.

Presenting an unremarkable facade to the outside world is the norm, superficial conversations comprise the majority of social encounters. When an individual trusts another sufficiently to expose the true self - the deepest fears, the hidden desires - a powerful intimacy is born.

Even though I had quite a bit going on in both my personal and professional life while reading this book, I had absolutely zero trouble staying engaged; in fact, I found myself looking for any snippet of time when I might be able to resume the story. For me, this was a quick page-turner and it was exactly what I needed at the beginning of the year. I hope these two authors will continue this trend and release something new for me at the start of 2020! If you enjoy the psychological aspects of a good psychological thriller, and need a plot-driven novel that will hold your attention, don’t hesitate to give this one a try.

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