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The Girl I Used To Be by Mary Torjussen @MaryTorjussen @annecater #BookReview #RandomThingsTours

Happy Thursday everybody!

Super excited to be part of the blog tour and share my review with you today for this exciting thriller! Many thanks to Anne for my invitation!πŸ’•

My Thoughts

4 Thrilling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was a quick compelling read… The true brilliance of this book is the fact that gemma the main character could be any of us…. she could be you… she could be me… so throughout this entire book all I could think is….. what would I do in this situation? And there are definitely no easy answers… and truth be told even after finishing this book I still have no idea what I would do!

Gemma has a pretty good life… a loving husband, a beautiful son, a successful business…. however Gemma is a bit stressed out and a little jealous of her husband Joe getting to stay home with their son… so one night while away at a conference she decides to cut a little loose and go out to dinner by herself… she wakes up the next morning with a killer hangover and no memory of the night before… last thing she remembers is having dinner with a male colleague…. this is where you ask yourself, what would I do in this situation? Would you tell your husband? Would he trust that you did not cheat on him? Do you trust that you did not cheat on him? To make a bad situation worse a month later Gamma starts receiving blackmail pictures and correspondence…. The more time gemma spends debating whether or not to confess to her husband what is going on, the larger hole she digs herself and the more lies she tells….

Reading about gemma navigating her self through this complex situation was so engrossing… she was so relatable and likable you really wanted her to figure things out… as the book progresses there are some definite reveals and twist that I did not see coming… so perfectly paced… I seriously finish this in a day, could not put it down! A fabulous thriller from start to satisfying ending…

Strongly recommend to all my psychological thriller loving friends and if you haven’t jumped on the psychological thriller bandwagon yet, what are you waiting for???

*** many thanks to Headline for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

The morning after real estate agent Gemma Brogan has dinner with a prospective client, she’s furious at herself for drinking so much. But there will be more to regret than a nasty hangover.

She starts receiving mementos from that night: A photo of a hallway kiss. A video of her complaining about her husband. And worse…much worse. The problem is she doesn’t remember any of it.

As the blackmailing and menace ramp up, Gemma fears for her already shaky marriage. The paranoia, the feeling that her life is spiraling out of control, will take her back to another night–years ago–that changed everything. And Gemma will realize just how far the shadows from her past can reach…

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Meet the Author

Mary Torjussen has an MA in Creative Writing from Liverpool John Moores University. She worked for several years as a teacher and lives outside of Liverpool, where Gone Without a Trace is set.

Thanks for stopping by! Beritβ˜€οΈβœ¨


We are Berit and Vicci... two girls from different parts of the world who were brought together by Goodreads and a love of all things books πŸ’•πŸ“š

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