An Anonymous Girl –Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

A YOUNG woman joins a psychological study to make easy cash but in this suspense thriller gets a lot more than she bargained for.

Jessica Farris signs up for the Dr Shields’ study on ethics and morality and thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions anonymously on a laptop screen.

But she falls under the spell of the faceless psychologist, who seems to really understand her, and the questions become more and more personal.

As she forges an uneasy relationship with this all-seeing researcher she finds herself stepping out of the laboratory and into the real world to carry out increasingly dangerous requests.

For Dr Shields has a hidden agenda, something equally personal, and needs someone to help sort out problems in their own life.

As Jessica’s suspicions grow she desperately tries to find out what is really going on, but she finds not only she and her mentor have dark secrets.

An Anonymous Girl is a gripping read, building through the first half with a few twists and turning quite tense at the halfway mark.

The twists of the second half won’t be too surprising for readers of this genre, but it’s still a novel that you won’t want to put down until you turn the final, satisfying pages.

David Knights