An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
So if you have been falling me on Instagram you would know that last weekend I was reading this book and forgot it at the library where I work.
I had to wait until Tuesday in order to get it and finish it.
So I really enjoyed The Wife Between Us, and when I saw this book, just had to check it out.
Jessica Farris is a makeup artist. She came to New York City with the dream of being a makeup artist to Broadway.
But after an encounter with a certain director, she has given that dream up. Instead she makes a living working for BeautyBuzz-doing up older ladies on their nights out, graduations, weddings, etc. Every day is a struggle to pay the bills and send money home to her family.
One day everything changes when she overhears a client talking to her friend about a morality study. They have to take a “morality test” and then they get paid $500. The client, Taylor, is a total party girl who cares very little about school and doesn’t want to get up at 9 in the morning. She decides to blow it off. All Jessica can think is $500 and she wants to go.
I totally was clicked in at this point as the same thing happened to me. I once at University saw a study in which they paid $20 and I went, I wanted that money.
So the next day, Jessica pretends to be a college student, dressing down to look early twenties instead of late. She comes in and lies to the assistant, telling him that Taylor couldn’t come and she came in to take her place. She fills out the paperwork and enters a room with a laptop. Answering the questions posed on it.
She answers very vague at first but is told to give more information-deeper. Jessica does and begins to enjoy unloading to someone she doesn’t see or will see again. Jessica leaves and goes on about her day.
Dr. Shields knows Jessica lied to be in a morality test as Taylor called to cancel. She’s intrigued by Jessica as who lies in a morality test and then answers the questions truthfully?
She looks to be perfect for the real test. This whole thing was a ruse in order to select the perfect girl for Dr. Shield’s real plan. A test of her husband’s fidelity.
Jessica receives an email asking if she wants to be a part of an extension of the study, compensated very nicely for her time. Jessica just hears those dollar signs and is in. But what she doesn’t know is that she is thrust inside a giant tangled web between husband and wife.
Will Jessica survive? Or will she be torn apart by this couple?
Thoughts After Reading:
I figured out the mystery about the other patient early on, but I found the book extremely compelling. There is something about a character who you don’t know how honest they are with you, the reader, that keeps you reading.
For more about Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, go to The Wife Between Us
For more Not in a Series mysteries, go to Dark Places
For more with cheating husbands, go to Death by Marriage