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The Girl I Used to Be

The Girl I Used to Be, May 2018
by Mary Torjussen

368 pages
ISBN: 0399585036
EAN: 9780399585036
Kindle: B074663XMQ
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"Thrilling twists and turns with a dark past"

Fresh Fiction Review

The Girl I Used to Be
Mary Torjussen

Reviewed by Patti Loveday
Posted April 13, 2018

Thriller Psychological | Thriller Domestic

THE GIRL I USED TO BE by Mary Torjussen is a suspenseful mystery thriller that is told from alternating characters point of views. This telling helps to keep the suspense of the story at a steady pace as the mystery surrounding the past seems to grow. Will something that happened over fifteen years ago play a part in the current events? You might be surprised to find out who is involved.

A story that portrays what it is like for a mother that works more than she sees her own son. A realistic truth to many women in today's society. Torjussen writing shows the pain and sacrifice of being a working mom. The struggles that weigh when you cannot leave work behind at the end of the day and focus on family or marriage. Does this work dedication have anything to do with what happened fifteen years ago? Can the past be left hidden in the shadows or will the truth come out and destroy the many lives involved? THE GIRL I USED TO BE shows that marriage is not always easy going and happy all the time. There are many ups and downs that are beyond their control. The struggles of the stay at home part with the parent that goes to work each day. This struggle brings a realistic element to the story.

THE GIRL I USED TO BE is a thrilling suspense with never-ending surprises beyond the next page. You do not know what to expect or who might show up out of the clear blue. A fast-paced read that is written beautifully with creative characters that are well developed all meshing perfectly with the plot to create a read that is sure to stay with you.

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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...

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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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