The Girl on the Train meets Before I Go to Sleep with a dash of Bridget Jones in this chilling tale of love gone horribly wrong …
Some love affairs change you forever. Someone comes into your orbit and swivels you on your axis, like the wind working on a rooftop weather vane. And when they leave, as the wind always does, you are different; you have a new direction. And it’s not always north.’
Any woman who’s ever been involved with a bad, bad man and been dumped will understand what it feels like to be broken, broken-hearted and bent on revenge.
Taylor Bishop is hurt, angry and wants to destroy Angus Hollingsworth in the way he destroyed her: ‘Insidiously. Irreparably. Like a puzzle he’d slowly dissembled … stolen a couple of pieces from, and then discarded, knowing that nobody would ever be able to put it back together ever again.’
So Taylor consults The Art of War and makes a plan. Then she takes the next irrevocable step – one that will change her life forever.
Things start to spiral out of her control – and The Sunday Girl becomes impossible to put down.
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This is a hard book to review as I don’t want to give away any spoilers but needless to say the author has written an original, thrilling read that was hard to put down.
The author does a great job of setting the scene for this book creating a situation that is very believable and realistic. As such she helps create a lot of tension in the book as the reader feels very involved in the situation, feeling every emotion as if they were there experiencing everything alongside the characters.
Taylor was an interesting main character who was easily to like although her ditziness made me want to scream at times. I felt very sorry for the situation she finds herself in and I was firmly on her side throughout the book and hoped she’d find her way out! Angus on the other hand was a horrible, devious little man who I loved to hate. Just when I thought I couldn’t dislike him anymore, he does something else that had my blood boiling in disbelief. I always think this is a sign of a great writer when they can make you feel strongly about a character.
This was quite a fast paced book with lots happening to keep the reader firmly gripped to the story. I liked the way the tension is slowly built up and the gradual way the truth about the characters was revealed. The ending was brilliant and completely unexpected which is always a bonus! This unbelievably is the author’s debut novel and I’m very excited to read more from her in the future.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Simon and Schuster for my copy of this book which I received in exchange for an honest review.
About The Author:
PIP DRYSDALE is a writer, actor and musician who grew up in Africa and Australia. At 20 she moved to New York to study acting, worked in indie films and off-off Broadway theatre, started writing songs and made four records. After graduating with a BA in English, Pip moved to London where she dated some interesting men and played shows across Europe. The Sunday Girl is her first novel and she is working on a second.