The Girl I Used to Be by Mary Torjussen

The Girl I Used to Be

Mary Torjussen

Themes of blackmail and revenge, combined with complex, layered plotting make The Girl I Used to Be an addictive, twisty read.

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The acclaimed author of Gone Without a Trace delivers another twisting novel of psychological suspense in which a woman is backed against a wall--with nothing left to lose...

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...

Advance Galley Reviews

The Girl I Used to Be was unusual to me. I felt like I had read this plot before but there were also enough differences that I still felt compelled to read it as fast as I could. Gemma had a really upsetting event in her past that, years later, comes back to haunt her in a big way. Through all the twists and turns of the story, you want her to come clean, take her lumps and let the chips fall where they may. But, at the same time, you can also understand why she's doing what she's doing. I really liked the ending and felt that the author, Mary Torjussen, did a good job of keeping things interesting. I would definitely recommend reading this one!

I liked this book a lot, even though it was a bit predictable and the ending felt kind of forced. It's a very well paced thrilled and Gemma is a likeable heroine, even when she makes bad choices, bc you know she's in a tough situation and always tries to do the right thing. A nice quick read, and you won't wan to put it down. I would recommend the book, and I will definitely ready more from Mary Torjussen. Thank you to the First to Read program.

This is a really strange phenomenon for me - I found this book to be pretty predictable, but I could not stop reading it! It's a easy-to-consume thriller written in a way that makes it difficult to put down.

I just finished this book. I started it this morning and haven't beem able to put it down. The pace was very fast moving. There were twists that i did not see coming. I really enjoyed Gemma. She was a strong heroine who is dealing with her past, her family, jer co-workers and a customer who is stalking and threatening her. I would recommend this book and will definitely read more by this author.


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