Monday, February 3, 2020

The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale

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 consulted The Art of War and made a plan. Then she took the next step – one that would change her life forever.

Then things get really out of control – and The Sunday Girl becomes impossible to put down.

Kindle EditionUS288 pages
Expected publication: May 5th 2020
Sourcebooks Landmark

The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale is one of those books that I was compelled to read and when I wasn’t reading it – because, you know, adulting – I was wondering what was going to happen next. I know it’s a good one when I’m thinking about it at the grocery store! The Sunday Girl is an absolutely brilliant psychological thriller of one woman’s attempt at revenge and the mayhem that follows.

Taylor is an educated, nice young woman dating Angus, a substance abusing womanizer. Before their break-up she thought they would marry and live happily, after all, she was his Sunday Girl.

“You always know where your heart belongs when it gets to Sunday and there’s only one person in the whole world you want to curl up with on the sofa” –Angus, The Sunday Girl

That is until he breaks up with her right before their ski vacation and he takes another girl. To make matters worse, he uploads a compromising video of her on a porn site and then won’t answer her calls. This leads a very hurt and very angry Taylor to take matters into her own hands. Utilizing The Art of War by Sun Tzu as her inspiration, Taylor begins to plot her revenge.

Master Sun said, “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”

As Taylor’s plans begin to fall apart and her revenge backfires, she realizes that the Angus she once loved is always a step ahead of her and her life may be in danger. There is an epic battle going on in the classic style of cat and mouse but who is the cat and who is the mouse?

The Sunday Girl is a riveting and compelling page turner, a cautionary tale of the times that had me on the edge throughout the whole book. Tense and atmospheric, Ms. Drysdale brilliantly utilizes strategic passages from The Art of War at the beginning of each chapter, which created the perfect appetizer for the delicious meal to follow!

A big thank you to Sourcebooks Landmark and Pip Drysdale for providing me with a copy of The Sunday Girl in exchange for my honest opinion.

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