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Anonymity is as if Dexter and Fifty Shades of Gray had a twisted baby. A warped, psychotic offspring of the deadliest kind.

Dr. Abel Dorian Rhodes is brilliant. He is an acclaimed surgeon, a seemingly devoted husband and most probably a psychopath. A study of contrast, he is renowned for saving lives daily and secretly taking lives without blinking an eye. Perhaps he was born that way, or maybe he is the product of his upbringing – either way he is a man to be revered and feared.

On the surface, he is a devoted husband and father of an adopted daughter from India. His family “proves” to others that he is normal. Unwittingly, they are the cover for his lies and the agenda that will soon include a young woman who has dubbed herself Merlot. She is an extremely popular social influencer with a self-help vlog. She unwittingly becomes involved with him, succumbing to his lies. Soon her life will never be the same – if she manages to live.

Anonymity is an adult psychological thriller. The anticipation and fear of the characters is palpable when the reader realizes the danger that lays ahead for those he targets. The characters both good and bad are fully developed and unnervingly realistic. The fast-moving plot proves to be impossible to put down. I literally read it in under 48 hours. While the end of the book does bring closure, I wondered about what would happen to the characters. I was excited to discover Anonymity is the first book in a series.

I was surprised to find out that this is Rachel Martin’s debut novel. It does contain graphic violence as well as explicit sex scenes. It is as if Dexter and Fifty Shades of Gray had a twisted baby. A warped, psychotic offspring of the deadliest kind. I highly recommend this book if you are a fan of psychological thrillers and am anxiously awaiting the second book in the series.


DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I have a material connection because I received a review copy for free from Reedsy Discovery in exchange for a fair and honest review. You can find it here: Copyright © 2021 Laura Hartman

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I began reviewing books on a now defunct website, GenReview in 2011. I now review books on my website, as well as for Penguin First To Read, Netgalley, Maryglenn McCombs, book publicist, Bookish First and Killer Nashville. I also review books for various authors that send me their books.

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Rachel Martin dreamed of being an author from an early age. She takes pleasure in everything from decorating to taking long walks on the beach with her husband. When she's not writing, you can find her doting on her beloved pets and reading books that keep her on the edge of her seat. view profile

Published on January 12, 2021

70000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Psychological Thriller

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