The Girl I Used to Be – Mary Torjussen

Another big publishing day is here! So many great books and let’s kick it off with this newly released thriller.

Thanks to Berkley Pub #PRHPartner for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

THE GIRL I USED TO BE – Mary Torjussen (out today!)

Check back for the #allthebookreviews thoughts later 🙂

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My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!

Last year I read Torjussen’s novel, GONE WITHOUT A TRACE, and I was really excited to see that she had another one coming out this year! Naturally, I had to request it on Netgalley. This one is more on the lighter side of the thriller genre, but still had a great pacing to it.

Gemma Brogan is a real estate agent and wakes up one morning with an awful hangover. Why did she drink so much the night before with a prospective client? Her regrets begin to deepen when she starts receiving mementos in the form of photos, videos, and more from that night depicting some unsavory things that can put her marriage at risk. She doesn’t remember any of the events from that night. With the blackmailing continuing, her paranoia causes her life to spiral. With her past creeping up on her she realizes that she can’t always outrun those events.

I’ve always loved a good stalker thriller. The blackmailing and mystery of who it could be is always fun and adds to the suspense. You hit Part 2 in the novel and you get the twist which I definitely wasn’t expecting. It was nothing earth shattering like you might come to expect in the thriller genre, but remember, this is on the lighter side. I love when a twist happens that you don’t see coming!

There are so many questions that keep you turning the pages until the very end. I love Torjussen’s writing style and I will definitely be picking up more from her in the future.

 

What did you think of this one??

–Jess

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