Publish Date: April 24, 2018
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
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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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My Review of
The Girl I Used to Be by Mary Torjussen
This book opens with Gemma and her good friends on the way to an end of the year celebration. Summer is starting and everyone will be going off to College after vacation. Inevitably there is too much alcohol consumed and Gemma finds herself in a life altering and horrible situation. The problem is while Gemma knows that she has been violated in the worst way, she feels guilty.
Fast forward to the present; Gemma is now married to Joe a stay at home Dad, has a young son and a successful real estate business. After a night away from home, a dinner with someone that she probably should never have had and too much wine, Gemma wakes up knowing that something might have happened but unfortunately she just cannot remember.
Hold on tight because the thrill ride started from that point on and just kept building. Someone is taunting Gemma with photos and threats, Gemma’s life just seems to unravel as she tells lie after lie to her husband. This is an edge of your seat type of psychological thriller that I love to devour. This story drew me in with its unrelenting twists and turns into Gemma’s past and present. I enjoyed every page of this intense and gripping book.
If you love a bit of a twist and a well written psychological thriller then you will enjoy this book. I liked the fact that it was told from different POV’s . This author did a great job of character building.
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