NetGalley Review: The Girl I Used to Be by Mary Torjussen
Title: The Girl I Used To Be
Author: Mary Torjussen
Published: April 24, 2018
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Genre: Mystery and Thrillers
Review: ebook provided by Publisher and NetGalley
Someone's been sending Gemma compromising photos. Photos she doesn't remember. She can't recall much about that night during a work conference--she'd written off her headache the next morning as the result of too much drinking at the hotel bar. But then increasingly disturbing photos start appearing in her email, along with bills and other items she can't account for. As the blackmailer grows bolder and events start to escalate beyond her control, Gemma fears for her already shaky marriage and worries that the truth of what really happened that night must be more twisted than she imagines.
Unable to go to the police for fear that she will lose her family, Gemma resolves to hunt down the blackmailer on her own. But not everyone in Gemma's life is who they seem, and as she gets closer to the truth, she discovers just how far the shadows from her past can reach.
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
So I literally found myself turning these pages pretty fast because I wanted to see how it was going to end, We are introduced to Gemma who is a working momma her life is Rory and her business. Yet it seems she works more than she sees her son and she isn't too happy with that. When she goes to a meeting one weekend her life ends up spiraling out of control, the lies start adding up with her husband, she can't remember what happened that night of the conference, and to make matters worse someone is sending her messages.
Does something that happened to her over fifteen years ago play a part in her life now?
When it all came about I was kind of in shocked that it went that way because I honestly was not even thinking of this person being involved.
One thing I enjoyed the author doing is showing how marriage just is not easy going and happy all the time. We see how in Gemma's marriage there is that hostility there between the stay at home parent and working parent. It isn't meant to be that type of feeling but it can happen.
We do go back and forth from characters but it wasn't confusing at all which was great. The plot was a steady pace and kept me on the edge of my toes!