Review: An Anonymous Girl
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When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.
This was so unlike anything I've ever read that I didn't really know what to expect. Did I love it? Yes. Did it completely mess with my mind? Yes. Did I anticipate a strange and somewhat unsatisfactory ending to a strange, unpredictable plot? No. I loved every bit of this book because it was so unlike any other thriller/mystery novel I've read. I wasn't thrilled with the ending only because I feel like it was a predictable way to end an otherwise unpredictable novel. But this book consumed me all day, from start to finish.
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.