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  1. Dianne Dianne says:

    A twisted tale of a house, a stalker, a murder in the past, a present day murder and two women, each battling their own demons, both real and imaginary They say Debra s recently purchased old house is haunted, but are those noises ghosts, rodents or something far worse Is Debra going to succumb to the mental illness that has plagued her mother Julie is Debra s neighbor and she has her own ghosts who have haunted her emotionally for years When she becomes the target of a stalker with a twisted A twisted tale of a house, a stalker, a murder in the past, a present day murder and two women, each battling their own demons, both real and imaginary They say Debra s recently purchased old house is haunted, but are those noises ghosts, rodents or something far worse Is Debra going to succumb to the mental illness that has plagued her mother Julie is Debra s neighbor and she has her own ghosts who have haunted her emotionally for years When she becomes the target of a stalker with a twisted sense of romantic entreaties, her abusive husband may take justice into his own hands The past and the present come together in a tale that is sure to keep you up late reading, and possibly listening for those sounds that go bump in the night Anonymous by Christine Benedict is the perfect twisted psychological suspense thriller filled with moments that will both cause your heart to race and your skin to crawl Is there a ghost in Debra s house Who is the stalker who wants Julie What connection is there to the tale that a man died in Debra s house and still haunts the place and a unique necklace buried long ago Can the living even be trusted Do you like that feeling that everything is out of control, even as life goes on Do you love watching the author bring it all together in a dramatic climax, leaving your head spinning Do you mind sleeping with the lights on for a few nights until you can untangle your nerves Christine Benedict knows how to make a house come to life, fear to feel real and desperation to ooze through the very pores of her characters An excellent read, perfect for reading on a dark and stormy night.I received this copy from Christine Benedict in exchange for my honest review.Publisher Loconeal Select 2 edition June 25, 2014 Publication Date June 25, 2014Genre Adult Thriller SuspensePrint Length 304 pagesAvailable fromBarnes NobleFor Reviews More


  2. "Avonna "Avonna says:

    DNF I do not rate or review books I do not finish This book has won several awards, but on two attempts I just could not get into the story or the characters Others feel differently and you may, too.


  3. Sue Len Sue Len says:

    The best book I ve read this year Christine Benedict kept me on the edge of my chair till the very end Vivid writing Twists and turns An excellent mystery thriller with an unpredictable ending I highly recommend.


  4. N.N. Light N.N. Light says:

    If I had to sum up in one sentence my thoughts on this book This book scared me to death I love thrillers, especially set in rural settings There s something frightening about an old farmhouse and someone trying to kill you there s nowhere to run and no one to hear your screams Debra and her husband, Greg, have just moved into a broken down farmhouse Everything is in need of repair and it s rud to be haunted Greg doesn t seem to care but Debra is paralyzed with fear Debra s afraid sh If I had to sum up in one sentence my thoughts on this book This book scared me to death I love thrillers, especially set in rural settings There s something frightening about an old farmhouse and someone trying to kill you there s nowhere to run and no one to hear your screams Debra and her husband, Greg, have just moved into a broken down farmhouse Everything is in need of repair and it s rud to be haunted Greg doesn t seem to care but Debra is paralyzed with fear Debra s afraid she s inherited her mother s schizophrenia Tormented by childhood memories that won t leave her alone, Debra looks to Greg for support After they ve settled in, Debra becomes friends with her nearest neighbor, Julie Julie is a seasoned farmwife and helps Debra settle in to being on a farm and so forth Even though Julie is much older than young Debra, their views on life, husbands and family are similar One day, Julie shares a letter she s received from an anonymous admirer with Debra Julie s uncomfortable and Debra understands how she feels But when the letters keep coming, Julie s husband Kyle vows to kill the stalker All is not as it seems and soon everyone involved will be forced to deal with the consequences of the Anonymous letters This thriller is one of the scariest I ve ever read Filled with complex and well developed characters, Anonymous will keep you guessing until the very end Christine Benedict is a master of building suspense with nuances of the mentally unstable She grabs ahold of the reader like literary best sellers James Patterson and Harlan Coben and keeps you guessing until the very end For me, what made this one of the very best thrillers I ve read are the characters and the scenery She manages to evoke emotional attachment for each of the characters This is a great feat because several of the characters I despised But by the time the story ends, you see the characters for who they are and how their environment shaped them Christine also describes in clear depiction how desolate and lonely it can be on a farm It s no surprise to me that this book has won a lot of awards If I had an award to give for the very best thriller that scared me senseless had to read in the daytime with music playing , I would give it to Anonymous Yes, it s that good Favorite Character Debra When we first meet Debra, she s shy and frightened of her surroundings But as time goes by and she sharesof herself and her background to Julie, she blossoms into a strong, confident woman who defends her friends and family to the death, if needs be I loved her reaction to the bull.Favorite Quote Out of nowhere, a shape materialized on the living room wall Luminous, its twisted silhouette etched in shadows, it inched its way along the wall The heaviness of her heart, thumping, pulsing, jarred her every limb My Rating 5 starsThis review first appeared


  5. Heather Heather says:

    i meet christine in dave s cosmic subs, we started talking about my nut allergy somehow we got on the subject about books and she asked if i liked mysteries well i love mysteries and she told me she was an author and was telling me about her book of course i was curious and went to her stand and bought it she told me she guaranteed i would like this book i was in the middle of reading two other books so i had just finished one and curiosity of anonymous made me pick it up and read it before i meet christine in dave s cosmic subs, we started talking about my nut allergy somehow we got on the subject about books and she asked if i liked mysteries well i love mysteries and she told me she was an author and was telling me about her book of course i was curious and went to her stand and bought it she told me she guaranteed i would like this book i was in the middle of reading two other books so i had just finished one and curiosity of anonymous made me pick it up and read it before the other one i am in the middle of boy it sure was a great book.it kept me on edge from page one i couldn t put it down it was creepy, suspenseful, and kept going i really enjoyed the book and so glad i picked it up that day i meet christine i really hope she is in the works of another book, can t wait to read her next one


  6. Nancy Davis Nancy Davis says:

    This was a great book I could not put the book down until it was finished This author is a great storyteller, I felt as if I was physically in every scene of the book.


  7. Vera mallard Vera mallard says:

    Awards Six Awards For Anonymous 1.Winner of the 2016 Wishing Shelves Book Bronze Award 2.Winner of the 2015 Clue Award Chanticleer Reviews 3.Winner of the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award 4.Nominated for the 2015 First Horizon Book Award 5.Nominated for the 2015 IAN Book Of The Year 6.Nominated for the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book AwardSTORY LINE ANONYMOUS Author Christine Benedict has created a spine tingling mystery thriller in her novel, Anonymous Set in 1984, a young couple will come face Awards Six Awards For Anonymous 1.Winner of the 2016 Wishing Shelves Book Bronze Award 2.Winner of the 2015 Clue Award Chanticleer Reviews 3.Winner of the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award 4.Nominated for the 2015 First Horizon Book Award 5.Nominated for the 2015 IAN Book Of The Year 6.Nominated for the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book AwardSTORY LINE ANONYMOUS Author Christine Benedict has created a spine tingling mystery thriller in her novel, Anonymous Set in 1984, a young couple will come face to face with the evil of humanity, the paranormal, and their own mortality Further, they live to tell the tale Do ghost exist Ask the real people who know this circa 1875 farmhouse Yes, it does exist and Ms Benedict s based Anonymous on this house and personal experience with a stalker The Monroe Falls Paranormal Society investigated this house and produced a documentary link can found at bottom of page.In 1984, Debra and Greg move into a run down circa 1875 farmhouse Containing 14 rooms, In need of extensive repairs, and far scarier than Debra could have ever imagined Birthed in a family of insanity, abused both mental and physical, Debra fights thoughts of following in her mother s insane path Things are happening in this old house frightening things Finding herself alone with her thoughts, she befriends her neighbors Julie appears to have it all Yes she does, including a mysterious insane stalker Between Julie s stalker, Julie s violent husband Kyle, and a house trying to drive her crazy, Debra is hanging on by a thread Things appear and disappear, floors creak, footsteps heard, and muchHowever, sometimes, we find people are scarier than ghost.Grab your favorite beverage, take seat, grab this book, and always leave all the lights on A fast paced insane ride Come along with Debra and company as they experience life at its best and worst.CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT Before anything else, I must say how much I enjoyed this book With a story line taken from anywhere USA, Anonymous swept me into the world of Debra and Greg A world in which Greg will support and love Debra through thick and thin, sane or insane.The writing style of Ms Benedict is clear, clean and easy to read She infused this story with emotion from the scariest elements to Debra s mental anguish, the reader can feel it all The hair on my arms raised at times during my journey through this book Everyone loves to be frightened whether by ghost stories, scary movies, or books Ms Benedict added all the correct elements to her story to entertain and frighten However, the thought of an insane stalker following your every move is beyond scary Filled with mystery, thrills, and drama, I read this book straight through.Author Christine Benedict added twists and turns in this book which will keep you glued to the pages I thought I had ferreted out the answers However, I found the plot twisted from my conclusions This is a fun, scary, and entertaining book with a fast pace, good character development and solid story line I loved the strength of character Debra gained by the end of the book You realize by the last page, the house, stalkers, abusive neighbors, nor insanity will never conquer Debra ANONYMOUS, RECOMMENDATION STARS 5I did not hesitate to give Anonymous 5 well deserved stars A fast paced roller coaster ride of mystery, chills, and thrills, Anonymous will provide entertainment at its best Due to subject matter, I recommend this book for young adults and adults.In addition I received an ARC from the author and have chosen to review the book Books reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author s opinion Consequently, book reviews on line under my name are my opinion


  8. Gayle Pace Gayle Pace says:

    Always thinking, Debra fears she will be like her mother, insane It only gets worse when her husband, Greg moves her into a hundred year old farmhouse that the neighbors talk of being haunted This is hard on Deb She hears things bang, footsteps, shadows and she even thinks of a possible ghost Is this just an old house settling through the years or is it haunted I guess that all depends on what you believe She makes friends with Julie, her neighbor Julie begins receiving letters from some Always thinking, Debra fears she will be like her mother, insane It only gets worse when her husband, Greg moves her into a hundred year old farmhouse that the neighbors talk of being haunted This is hard on Deb She hears things bang, footsteps, shadows and she even thinks of a possible ghost Is this just an old house settling through the years or is it haunted I guess that all depends on what you believe She makes friends with Julie, her neighbor Julie begins receiving letters from some man she doesn t know The letters are about his fantasies of being with her Julie s marriage is not a good one and her husband plans to take matters into his own hands Does he Then we are introduced to a really off the wall game warden who begins to watch Debra As I read the book, I became a part of Debra s life It was as though reality had set in The suspense the reader encounters is so powerful that there is not a moment to put the book down If you re alone when you re reading this, you begin to wonder if you heard something Is it in your mind, or did you really hear something Debra lives in a sense of terror every day Just doing the normal everyday chores are so very fearful for her The reader can almost reach out and open the door to the farmhouse or go down the dark, creaky steps into the dank cellar to do the laundry Every day, Debra begins to wonder if she is sinking into insanity, just as her mother did Debra is a strong character, even though she is portrayed sometimes as being weak The weakness comes from growing up in such a volatile, dysfunctional family We have another strong female character and that is Julie Julie came from a dysfunctional family also They became such good friends that they lean on each other for support Where are the men in their lives when they need them They don t seem to be around It has been a long time since I have read a book that I absolutely couldn t put down until it was finished The bad thing was, I wanted , muchDebra and Julie lived in fear everyday and yet, there were moments of sweet peace Short lived, but it did break the tension they felt at least for a while.I ve only said once I would like to give a book 10 Stars but this is oneThis is one of the best books I ve read in quite some time The author is an extremely good writer She has developed characters that the reader can relate to The story is faced paced but not so that you get lost on what s going on You re part of the fear and suspense that Debra and Julie are living through The suspense at times will take your breathe and make the heart pound a little harder Your emotions will take hold and won t let go The author gives a story that could be true to life with all the twists and turns to make the reader keep reading You get the suspense, the possible ghost , murder, the dysfunction of growing up in a family that has some definite problems, and so muchYou get it all Makes you wonder as you re reading, is Debra actually becoming insane or is there a ghost in the rickety old farmhouse What happens to Julie s stalker Does he become a victim of Julie s husband s revenge Don t miss out on this thrilling, suspense story Grab a copy and live day to day with Debra and Julie and, of course, their fears.I received a complimentary copy of ANONYMOUS from the author, Christine Benedict for my unbiased review No other compensation took place


  9. Caroline Vincent Caroline Vincent says:

    A young couple Debra and Greg have bought the 14 rooms big old farmhouse, lying in 50 acres of ground It has been thoroughly neglected and where Greg is enthusiastic, to Debra the house feels like a haunted looking monstrosity Everywhere there is a floorboard that creaks and Debra is scared to death, she feels there is a chill in the air that cannot be explained by just the lack of heating in the house To understand Debras apprehensiveness we have to go back to her youth her mentally ill A young couple Debra and Greg have bought the 14 rooms big old farmhouse, lying in 50 acres of ground It has been thoroughly neglected and where Greg is enthusiastic, to Debra the house feels like a haunted looking monstrosity Everywhere there is a floorboard that creaks and Debra is scared to death, she feels there is a chill in the air that cannot be explained by just the lack of heating in the house To understand Debras apprehensiveness we have to go back to her youth her mentally ill mother who had killed her father with a shotgun Debra knows the mental illness is hereditary and she dreads ending up like her mother Still she fears the basement, it is creeping her out Is it her imagination or the mental illness slowly catching up on her Or is there really a ghost in the house Debra can see Greg watching her sometimes he must be wondering if she s lost her mind just like her mother.But not all is bad, there are the neighbours Julie and Kyle Julie and Debra hit it off, they go jogging together and Julie lets Debra in on a secret she s receiving anonymous letters from an admirer, making Julie terrified, Kyle isandaggravated and accuses her of intentionally seeking the advances of the anonymous admirer.Julie s problems help Debra keep her mind occupied It somehow forms a balance to her own miserable upbringing, the creepy house and the stories that it consists Debra finds out that the previous owner was electrocuted in the basement, a young man in his early twenties Now she thinks she understands who the ghost is, but why does he keep hanging on and scare the life out of her And why is that creep Bruce, who is supposed to take the many stray cats to the asylum, having pleasure killing them one by one We feel the suspense looking into the creep s mind and see how violent and threatening he can be Meanwhile Kyle is so furious that he is getting both secretive and violent As the thrilling events start to unroll we wonder if the shadows of both Debra s and Julie s past will finally overcome them as the threatening danger is lurking everywhere.This is an exciting thriller, a mix of suspense, of coming to terms with the past, of haunting houses, but also of human kindness versus plain evil Sometimes the words are intentionally given a double meaning and we only learn afterwards which interpretation was the correct one There are a few inconsistencies, but that in no way detracts from the captivating plot and the entertaining style in which the novel is written.Read the full review on my website


  10. Igor Eliseev Igor Eliseev says:

    I think this is an extremely well written book It s not an easy subject matter, and I didn t find it easy to read at times because it was so unpredictable and mysterious I felt extremely anxious from time to time like I felt like I wanted to hide away from Anonymous world full of terrible secrets and completely isolate myself.I m also glad that there was no gratuitous violence it was apsychological approach, and that was very scary As you continue to read you start to feel your heart pi I think this is an extremely well written book It s not an easy subject matter, and I didn t find it easy to read at times because it was so unpredictable and mysterious I felt extremely anxious from time to time like I felt like I wanted to hide away from Anonymous world full of terrible secrets and completely isolate myself.I m also glad that there was no gratuitous violence it was apsychological approach, and that was very scary As you continue to read you start to feel your heart pick up on the change you re thrown into a spin and a battle with your own emotions I was totally taken by surprise with this book as this book waspsychological abuse there was a line that was stepped over Christine Benedict, the author of Anonymous has created the most haunted place I have ever seen She is clever, sharp and manipulative beyond measure I m not giving anything away but this is a page turner and you will want to read it as fast as you can to find out what happens.I really don t want to give any further clues of the plot away but you will need to set time aside to read as this is a very good work a stunning women s fiction psychological novel I haven t read one as good as this little gem for a while


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Anonymous ❮Read❯ ➮ Anonymous ➲ Author Christine Benedict – Polishdarling.co.uk Debra Hamilton confronts the fear of inheriting mental illness when her husband moves her into a hundred year old farmhouse on fifty three acres of blacklisted real estate property Floorboards creak w Debra Hamilton confronts the fear of inheriting mental illness when her husband moves her into a hundred year old farmhouse on fifty three acres of blacklisted real estate property Floorboards creak when she s alone Objects appear and disappear Neighbors insinuate the house is haunted but memories of her mother s schizophrenia make her wonder Julie, a neighbor who befriends Debra, faces her own fears when a stalker starts sending perverted Anonymous letters that cause a rift in Julie s unstable marriage Their plots merge as their friendship grows to create a rich and satisfying story Intelligence, as well as emotion, drives this novel A taut thriller rich with lurid details yet also an evocation of vividly real and compelling characters Mark Spencer, author of A Haunted Love Story, The Weary Motel, The Masked Demon, and Trespassers.


10 thoughts on “Anonymous

  1. Dianne Dianne says:

    A twisted tale of a house, a stalker, a murder in the past, a present day murder and two women, each battling their own demons, both real and imaginary They say Debra s recently purchased old house is haunted, but are those noises ghosts, rodents or something far worse Is Debra going to succumb to the mental illness that has plagued her mother Julie is Debra s neighbor and she has her own ghosts who have haunted her emotionally for years When she becomes the target of a stalker with a twisted A twisted tale of a house, a stalker, a murder in the past, a present day murder and two women, each battling their own demons, both real and imaginary They say Debra s recently purchased old house is haunted, but are those noises ghosts, rodents or something far worse Is Debra going to succumb to the mental illness that has plagued her mother Julie is Debra s neighbor and she has her own ghosts who have haunted her emotionally for years When she becomes the target of a stalker with a twisted sense of romantic entreaties, her abusive husband may take justice into his own hands The past and the present come together in a tale that is sure to keep you up late reading, and possibly listening for those sounds that go bump in the night Anonymous by Christine Benedict is the perfect twisted psychological suspense thriller filled with moments that will both cause your heart to race and your skin to crawl Is there a ghost in Debra s house Who is the stalker who wants Julie What connection is there to the tale that a man died in Debra s house and still haunts the place and a unique necklace buried long ago Can the living even be trusted Do you like that feeling that everything is out of control, even as life goes on Do you love watching the author bring it all together in a dramatic climax, leaving your head spinning Do you mind sleeping with the lights on for a few nights until you can untangle your nerves Christine Benedict knows how to make a house come to life, fear to feel real and desperation to ooze through the very pores of her characters An excellent read, perfect for reading on a dark and stormy night.I received this copy from Christine Benedict in exchange for my honest review.Publisher Loconeal Select 2 edition June 25, 2014 Publication Date June 25, 2014Genre Adult Thriller SuspensePrint Length 304 pagesAvailable fromBarnes NobleFor Reviews More


  2. "Avonna "Avonna says:

    DNF I do not rate or review books I do not finish This book has won several awards, but on two attempts I just could not get into the story or the characters Others feel differently and you may, too.


  3. Sue Len Sue Len says:

    The best book I ve read this year Christine Benedict kept me on the edge of my chair till the very end Vivid writing Twists and turns An excellent mystery thriller with an unpredictable ending I highly recommend.


  4. N.N. Light N.N. Light says:

    If I had to sum up in one sentence my thoughts on this book This book scared me to death I love thrillers, especially set in rural settings There s something frightening about an old farmhouse and someone trying to kill you there s nowhere to run and no one to hear your screams Debra and her husband, Greg, have just moved into a broken down farmhouse Everything is in need of repair and it s rud to be haunted Greg doesn t seem to care but Debra is paralyzed with fear Debra s afraid sh If I had to sum up in one sentence my thoughts on this book This book scared me to death I love thrillers, especially set in rural settings There s something frightening about an old farmhouse and someone trying to kill you there s nowhere to run and no one to hear your screams Debra and her husband, Greg, have just moved into a broken down farmhouse Everything is in need of repair and it s rud to be haunted Greg doesn t seem to care but Debra is paralyzed with fear Debra s afraid she s inherited her mother s schizophrenia Tormented by childhood memories that won t leave her alone, Debra looks to Greg for support After they ve settled in, Debra becomes friends with her nearest neighbor, Julie Julie is a seasoned farmwife and helps Debra settle in to being on a farm and so forth Even though Julie is much older than young Debra, their views on life, husbands and family are similar One day, Julie shares a letter she s received from an anonymous admirer with Debra Julie s uncomfortable and Debra understands how she feels But when the letters keep coming, Julie s husband Kyle vows to kill the stalker All is not as it seems and soon everyone involved will be forced to deal with the consequences of the Anonymous letters This thriller is one of the scariest I ve ever read Filled with complex and well developed characters, Anonymous will keep you guessing until the very end Christine Benedict is a master of building suspense with nuances of the mentally unstable She grabs ahold of the reader like literary best sellers James Patterson and Harlan Coben and keeps you guessing until the very end For me, what made this one of the very best thrillers I ve read are the characters and the scenery She manages to evoke emotional attachment for each of the characters This is a great feat because several of the characters I despised But by the time the story ends, you see the characters for who they are and how their environment shaped them Christine also describes in clear depiction how desolate and lonely it can be on a farm It s no surprise to me that this book has won a lot of awards If I had an award to give for the very best thriller that scared me senseless had to read in the daytime with music playing , I would give it to Anonymous Yes, it s that good Favorite Character Debra When we first meet Debra, she s shy and frightened of her surroundings But as time goes by and she sharesof herself and her background to Julie, she blossoms into a strong, confident woman who defends her friends and family to the death, if needs be I loved her reaction to the bull.Favorite Quote Out of nowhere, a shape materialized on the living room wall Luminous, its twisted silhouette etched in shadows, it inched its way along the wall The heaviness of her heart, thumping, pulsing, jarred her every limb My Rating 5 starsThis review first appeared


  5. Heather Heather says:

    i meet christine in dave s cosmic subs, we started talking about my nut allergy somehow we got on the subject about books and she asked if i liked mysteries well i love mysteries and she told me she was an author and was telling me about her book of course i was curious and went to her stand and bought it she told me she guaranteed i would like this book i was in the middle of reading two other books so i had just finished one and curiosity of anonymous made me pick it up and read it before i meet christine in dave s cosmic subs, we started talking about my nut allergy somehow we got on the subject about books and she asked if i liked mysteries well i love mysteries and she told me she was an author and was telling me about her book of course i was curious and went to her stand and bought it she told me she guaranteed i would like this book i was in the middle of reading two other books so i had just finished one and curiosity of anonymous made me pick it up and read it before the other one i am in the middle of boy it sure was a great book.it kept me on edge from page one i couldn t put it down it was creepy, suspenseful, and kept going i really enjoyed the book and so glad i picked it up that day i meet christine i really hope she is in the works of another book, can t wait to read her next one


  6. Nancy Davis Nancy Davis says:

    This was a great book I could not put the book down until it was finished This author is a great storyteller, I felt as if I was physically in every scene of the book.


  7. Vera mallard Vera mallard says:

    Awards Six Awards For Anonymous 1.Winner of the 2016 Wishing Shelves Book Bronze Award 2.Winner of the 2015 Clue Award Chanticleer Reviews 3.Winner of the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award 4.Nominated for the 2015 First Horizon Book Award 5.Nominated for the 2015 IAN Book Of The Year 6.Nominated for the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book AwardSTORY LINE ANONYMOUS Author Christine Benedict has created a spine tingling mystery thriller in her novel, Anonymous Set in 1984, a young couple will come face Awards Six Awards For Anonymous 1.Winner of the 2016 Wishing Shelves Book Bronze Award 2.Winner of the 2015 Clue Award Chanticleer Reviews 3.Winner of the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award 4.Nominated for the 2015 First Horizon Book Award 5.Nominated for the 2015 IAN Book Of The Year 6.Nominated for the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book AwardSTORY LINE ANONYMOUS Author Christine Benedict has created a spine tingling mystery thriller in her novel, Anonymous Set in 1984, a young couple will come face to face with the evil of humanity, the paranormal, and their own mortality Further, they live to tell the tale Do ghost exist Ask the real people who know this circa 1875 farmhouse Yes, it does exist and Ms Benedict s based Anonymous on this house and personal experience with a stalker The Monroe Falls Paranormal Society investigated this house and produced a documentary link can found at bottom of page.In 1984, Debra and Greg move into a run down circa 1875 farmhouse Containing 14 rooms, In need of extensive repairs, and far scarier than Debra could have ever imagined Birthed in a family of insanity, abused both mental and physical, Debra fights thoughts of following in her mother s insane path Things are happening in this old house frightening things Finding herself alone with her thoughts, she befriends her neighbors Julie appears to have it all Yes she does, including a mysterious insane stalker Between Julie s stalker, Julie s violent husband Kyle, and a house trying to drive her crazy, Debra is hanging on by a thread Things appear and disappear, floors creak, footsteps heard, and muchHowever, sometimes, we find people are scarier than ghost.Grab your favorite beverage, take seat, grab this book, and always leave all the lights on A fast paced insane ride Come along with Debra and company as they experience life at its best and worst.CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT Before anything else, I must say how much I enjoyed this book With a story line taken from anywhere USA, Anonymous swept me into the world of Debra and Greg A world in which Greg will support and love Debra through thick and thin, sane or insane.The writing style of Ms Benedict is clear, clean and easy to read She infused this story with emotion from the scariest elements to Debra s mental anguish, the reader can feel it all The hair on my arms raised at times during my journey through this book Everyone loves to be frightened whether by ghost stories, scary movies, or books Ms Benedict added all the correct elements to her story to entertain and frighten However, the thought of an insane stalker following your every move is beyond scary Filled with mystery, thrills, and drama, I read this book straight through.Author Christine Benedict added twists and turns in this book which will keep you glued to the pages I thought I had ferreted out the answers However, I found the plot twisted from my conclusions This is a fun, scary, and entertaining book with a fast pace, good character development and solid story line I loved the strength of character Debra gained by the end of the book You realize by the last page, the house, stalkers, abusive neighbors, nor insanity will never conquer Debra ANONYMOUS, RECOMMENDATION STARS 5I did not hesitate to give Anonymous 5 well deserved stars A fast paced roller coaster ride of mystery, chills, and thrills, Anonymous will provide entertainment at its best Due to subject matter, I recommend this book for young adults and adults.In addition I received an ARC from the author and have chosen to review the book Books reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author s opinion Consequently, book reviews on line under my name are my opinion


  8. Gayle Pace Gayle Pace says:

    Always thinking, Debra fears she will be like her mother, insane It only gets worse when her husband, Greg moves her into a hundred year old farmhouse that the neighbors talk of being haunted This is hard on Deb She hears things bang, footsteps, shadows and she even thinks of a possible ghost Is this just an old house settling through the years or is it haunted I guess that all depends on what you believe She makes friends with Julie, her neighbor Julie begins receiving letters from some Always thinking, Debra fears she will be like her mother, insane It only gets worse when her husband, Greg moves her into a hundred year old farmhouse that the neighbors talk of being haunted This is hard on Deb She hears things bang, footsteps, shadows and she even thinks of a possible ghost Is this just an old house settling through the years or is it haunted I guess that all depends on what you believe She makes friends with Julie, her neighbor Julie begins receiving letters from some man she doesn t know The letters are about his fantasies of being with her Julie s marriage is not a good one and her husband plans to take matters into his own hands Does he Then we are introduced to a really off the wall game warden who begins to watch Debra As I read the book, I became a part of Debra s life It was as though reality had set in The suspense the reader encounters is so powerful that there is not a moment to put the book down If you re alone when you re reading this, you begin to wonder if you heard something Is it in your mind, or did you really hear something Debra lives in a sense of terror every day Just doing the normal everyday chores are so very fearful for her The reader can almost reach out and open the door to the farmhouse or go down the dark, creaky steps into the dank cellar to do the laundry Every day, Debra begins to wonder if she is sinking into insanity, just as her mother did Debra is a strong character, even though she is portrayed sometimes as being weak The weakness comes from growing up in such a volatile, dysfunctional family We have another strong female character and that is Julie Julie came from a dysfunctional family also They became such good friends that they lean on each other for support Where are the men in their lives when they need them They don t seem to be around It has been a long time since I have read a book that I absolutely couldn t put down until it was finished The bad thing was, I wanted , muchDebra and Julie lived in fear everyday and yet, there were moments of sweet peace Short lived, but it did break the tension they felt at least for a while.I ve only said once I would like to give a book 10 Stars but this is oneThis is one of the best books I ve read in quite some time The author is an extremely good writer She has developed characters that the reader can relate to The story is faced paced but not so that you get lost on what s going on You re part of the fear and suspense that Debra and Julie are living through The suspense at times will take your breathe and make the heart pound a little harder Your emotions will take hold and won t let go The author gives a story that could be true to life with all the twists and turns to make the reader keep reading You get the suspense, the possible ghost , murder, the dysfunction of growing up in a family that has some definite problems, and so muchYou get it all Makes you wonder as you re reading, is Debra actually becoming insane or is there a ghost in the rickety old farmhouse What happens to Julie s stalker Does he become a victim of Julie s husband s revenge Don t miss out on this thrilling, suspense story Grab a copy and live day to day with Debra and Julie and, of course, their fears.I received a complimentary copy of ANONYMOUS from the author, Christine Benedict for my unbiased review No other compensation took place


  9. Caroline Vincent Caroline Vincent says:

    A young couple Debra and Greg have bought the 14 rooms big old farmhouse, lying in 50 acres of ground It has been thoroughly neglected and where Greg is enthusiastic, to Debra the house feels like a haunted looking monstrosity Everywhere there is a floorboard that creaks and Debra is scared to death, she feels there is a chill in the air that cannot be explained by just the lack of heating in the house To understand Debras apprehensiveness we have to go back to her youth her mentally ill A young couple Debra and Greg have bought the 14 rooms big old farmhouse, lying in 50 acres of ground It has been thoroughly neglected and where Greg is enthusiastic, to Debra the house feels like a haunted looking monstrosity Everywhere there is a floorboard that creaks and Debra is scared to death, she feels there is a chill in the air that cannot be explained by just the lack of heating in the house To understand Debras apprehensiveness we have to go back to her youth her mentally ill mother who had killed her father with a shotgun Debra knows the mental illness is hereditary and she dreads ending up like her mother Still she fears the basement, it is creeping her out Is it her imagination or the mental illness slowly catching up on her Or is there really a ghost in the house Debra can see Greg watching her sometimes he must be wondering if she s lost her mind just like her mother.But not all is bad, there are the neighbours Julie and Kyle Julie and Debra hit it off, they go jogging together and Julie lets Debra in on a secret she s receiving anonymous letters from an admirer, making Julie terrified, Kyle isandaggravated and accuses her of intentionally seeking the advances of the anonymous admirer.Julie s problems help Debra keep her mind occupied It somehow forms a balance to her own miserable upbringing, the creepy house and the stories that it consists Debra finds out that the previous owner was electrocuted in the basement, a young man in his early twenties Now she thinks she understands who the ghost is, but why does he keep hanging on and scare the life out of her And why is that creep Bruce, who is supposed to take the many stray cats to the asylum, having pleasure killing them one by one We feel the suspense looking into the creep s mind and see how violent and threatening he can be Meanwhile Kyle is so furious that he is getting both secretive and violent As the thrilling events start to unroll we wonder if the shadows of both Debra s and Julie s past will finally overcome them as the threatening danger is lurking everywhere.This is an exciting thriller, a mix of suspense, of coming to terms with the past, of haunting houses, but also of human kindness versus plain evil Sometimes the words are intentionally given a double meaning and we only learn afterwards which interpretation was the correct one There are a few inconsistencies, but that in no way detracts from the captivating plot and the entertaining style in which the novel is written.Read the full review on my website


  10. Igor Eliseev Igor Eliseev says:

    I think this is an extremely well written book It s not an easy subject matter, and I didn t find it easy to read at times because it was so unpredictable and mysterious I felt extremely anxious from time to time like I felt like I wanted to hide away from Anonymous world full of terrible secrets and completely isolate myself.I m also glad that there was no gratuitous violence it was apsychological approach, and that was very scary As you continue to read you start to feel your heart pi I think this is an extremely well written book It s not an easy subject matter, and I didn t find it easy to read at times because it was so unpredictable and mysterious I felt extremely anxious from time to time like I felt like I wanted to hide away from Anonymous world full of terrible secrets and completely isolate myself.I m also glad that there was no gratuitous violence it was apsychological approach, and that was very scary As you continue to read you start to feel your heart pick up on the change you re thrown into a spin and a battle with your own emotions I was totally taken by surprise with this book as this book waspsychological abuse there was a line that was stepped over Christine Benedict, the author of Anonymous has created the most haunted place I have ever seen She is clever, sharp and manipulative beyond measure I m not giving anything away but this is a page turner and you will want to read it as fast as you can to find out what happens.I really don t want to give any further clues of the plot away but you will need to set time aside to read as this is a very good work a stunning women s fiction psychological novel I haven t read one as good as this little gem for a while


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