An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Jessica is in need of money. Traveling around New York City to do special occasion makeup isn’t her dream job but it’s paying all her bills like rent and care for her disabled sister, but more is always needed. When one of her clients talks about blowing off an early Saturday morning psychology study that pays $500 Jessica sneaks a look at her phone and goes to the appointment in her place. That is how Jessica becomes Subject 52 in Dr. Shields’s morality study.
Jessica is exactly the subject Dr. Lydia Shields has been searching for; she answered all the questions correctly and she seems to be suffering from a bit of hero worship. Lydia knows she can manipulate Jessica to fulfilling her experimental requirements. Especially since money is such a motivator for her.
Shortly into the extension of the study Jessica is feeling a bit uneasy. The demands from Dr. Shields are getting very intrusive and she wants to leave the study. But how do you leave someone who knows you so well and has the means to force you to stay?
I’m obviously being very vague in my descriptions because I want you to uncover all the layers of this book on your own. Psychological thriller fans that like to explore the concepts of right and wrong and when it is appropriate to assign blame to yourself or others will devour this book.
A great listen because the alternating chapters are from Jessica and Dr. Shields’s perspectives and each has a different voice actor. I identified with Jessica right away, the psychiatrist creeped me out! There was just something about her voice. Great casting!