The Girl I Used to Be

The Girl I Used to Be 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 to regret than a nasty hangover She starts receiv

  • Title: The Girl I Used to Be
  • Author: Mary Torjussen
  • ISBN: 9780399585036
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 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 worsech worse The problem is she doesn t remember any ofThe 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 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 worsech 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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    1. This is the story of a woman, Gemma, being harassed by someone after a relatively innocent dinner with a male client. She doesn't let her husband, Joe, know because she lied about what she was doing the night of the dinner. One lie leads to another until she's drowning in lies while still facing exposure by the man threatening her. The characters were believable, and I had a hard time putting the book down. There weren't any unexpected plot twists, it was pretty easy to see where the story was t [...]

    2. I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.So I literally found myself turning these pages pretty fast because I wanted to see how it was going to end, We are introduced to Gemma who is a working momma her life is Rory and her business. Yet it seems she works more than she sees her son and she isn't too happy with that. When she goes to a meeting one weekend her life ends up spiraling out of control, the lies start adding up with her husband, she can't remember what happened tha [...]

    3. I really enjoyed this book! There were many unexpected turns that were well thought out. When a book makes me go back through previous chapters and fact check the author, that is a good book to me. No random twists, everything was well plotted out from the beginning. I thought more than once "oh maybe." nope. I was kept guessing all the way. I've started looking for other books by this author.

    4. WOW! Thank you to Mary for sending me a copy.Be prepared to read through the day or night, because you will not be able to put this book down.Be prepared to leave empty dishes in the sink and watch the laundry pile up.Be prepared to put aside all your responsibilities.Be prepared to be blown away.EXCELLENT read.Read it as soon as possible and then, if you haven't already, pick up her debut book, Gone Without A Trace!

    5. With thanks to the author, Mary Torjussen, and NetGalley for the Advanced Reader Copy."The Girl I Used to Be" is a well written thriller centered on Gemma, who owns a real estate firm in Chester, England, where she lives with her stay-at-home husband and 4 year old son. On a weekend training course, she bumps into a client and drinks a little to much at dinner, but cannot remember the details of the evening. Soon, a receipt for the dinner arrives in the mail, followed by a picture of herself kis [...]

    6. Review based on ARC from NetGalley:The girl I used to be is a gentle thriller - if that's a category - that reminded me a lot of a cozy mystery. I never really felt that the lead character was in much danger. The situations she finds herself in just seemed uncomfortable but not really scary. The twist of who her stalker was came off well, but I wasn't sure I bought into the behavior of his accomplice.As with so many thrillers these days, the style is reminiscent of "Gone Girl". In practice, this [...]

    7. This book kept me on the edge of my seat, page after page. Gemma has a very complicated backstory that truly is mind boggling. As you read along, you cannot even imagine things could get more intense and they do. I enjoyed how some of the characters develop throughout the story. I would recommend this book to anyone who has the time to finish a book, fairly quickly. By far, one of the best novels I have read. I cannot wait to read more by this great author.

    8. Read all my reviews at: brainfartsandbooks.wordpressOk wait. What is going on here? I asked myself this question so many times while reading this book. Not because I didn’t understand the story or that it wasn’t written clearly, but because the author had me guessing at every turn. I suspected everyone throughout the book and just when I thought I knew what was going on…BAM!! A big door opens and oops! Wrong again!Gemma’s past is something she’d like to forget. After getting wasted at [...]

    9. Imagine, out of the blue, being terrorized and blackmailed by a stranger, claiming to “know what you’d done”… but you, having no memory at all of what the “what” in question actually was. Such is the premise of Mary Torjussen’s chilling psychological suspense, The Girl I Used to Be._____________________________During a rare night away from her family while attending a conference, (mostly) happily-married businesswoman Gemma Brogan has far too much to drink while dining with a poten [...]

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