The Girl I Used to Be by Mary Torjussen

Gripping psychological thriller, with plenty of twists     

My rating:  4 out of 5     

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Gemma is working 7 days a week building up her estate agency business whilst her husband looks  after their son.   A quick drink during a business trip away has horrible The Girl I Used To Berepercussions and things quickly spiral out of Gemma’s control, both at work and at home. 

Though Gemma and her husband love each other, small things are not right with their marriage, but there is never enough time to sit down and sort things out.  Then the business trip takes place, and plunges Gemma into a chilling series of events that result in her telling a series of small lies to her husband, which then mount up and turn an explainable event into something he will find unbelievable. 

Set mostly near Chester, in England, this is a thriller with many cliffhangers and, about half way through, a massive twist which makes the story even more chilling.  Meanwhile more discord looms in Gemma’s marriage, and Gemma is scared as to how it is all going to end. 

An unsettling and very gripping psychological thriller, that had me absorbed throughout as I waited to see what Gemma would do next.  4*s from me, as some of the themes were too  dark for me, however I couldn’t stop reading it –  I just had to know how it would all end. 

See also:  Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen

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