"When the past catches up, things are not what they seemed."
Reviewed by Teresa Cross
Posted July 7, 2018
Thriller Psychological | Thriller Domestic
THE GIRL I USED TO BE written by Mary Torjussen is a
psychological thriller that
has a twist at the end that is not what I had expected!
Toriussen keeps your
attention in this suspense with surprises throughout each
chapter. The story is
told by two different characters' point of view keeping you
obsessed with this novel.
Gemma Brogan is a real estate agent who owns her own company
and has a
loving husband who stays home with their young son. Her past
ends up haunting her
when she has dinner with a prospective client and wakes the
next morning with a
hangover and very little memory of what happened the night
The worse comes days later when she starts receiving things
in the mail
from that night. Videos, pictures, recordings, etc. meaning
someone knows what
happened even if she does not. This someone is blackmailing
her, will she
find out who it is before it is too late? This blackmail
brings up things from the
past that she must confront. She may find out that things
are never what they
A story with many twists in it, THE GIRL I USED TO BE really
baffled as much as the main character at her unfortunate
turn of events until you
see where Torjussen takes the story at the end. Mary
Torjussen has another great
psychological suspense on her hands that will keep her
readers wanting more of her talents.
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
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
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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