The Girl I Used to Be

The Girl I Used to Be

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 The morning after real estate agent Gemma Brogan has dinner with a prospective client, she's furious at herself for d...

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Title:The Girl I Used to Be
Author:Mary Torjussen
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0399585036
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Girl I Used to Be Reviews

  • Yvonne
    Apr 23, 2018
    Gemma Brogan works non-stop to make her real estate company a success. Her husband is a stay-at-home dad, which is a help to Gemma?s career but she wants more time with their son. She begins to resent her husband not working and the amount of time he spends with their son. However, t...
  • Denise
    Apr 23, 2018
    Fifteen years ago, Gemma went to a party with her classmates to celebrate exam results. The next day, she was not the girl she used to be. Flash forward to present day in this work of psychological fiction. Gemma is married to Joe and they have a son named Rory. She owns her own bus...
  • Maureen
    May 07, 2018
    A very suspenseful, good read! Gemma is a busy woman. She is the owner of a real estate business in Chester, England. Her husband is a stay-at-home Dad to their 3 year old son. While on a business trip to London, she encounters David, a man she had recently shown properties to and ...
  • Book of Secrets
    Apr 19, 2018
    THE GIRL I USED TO BE is a fast paced psychological thriller that sucked me in right away. Most of the book is told from main character Gemma Brogan's point of view. She's a successful real estate agent with her own firm, and supporting her stay-at-home hubby, Joe, and their young son,...
  • Lynda Kelly
    May 05, 2018
    I loved her first story and didn't think she'd top that but I enjoyed this one even more. It was well worth the wait....I was very impatient for its release as I preordered it last April for a November release and then it got put back 6 months !! I was gutted ! I did get pretty irrita...
  • Marla
    Apr 09, 2018
    I have never read a book by Mary Torjussen but I am a fan now! I always know a psychological thriller is good when I can?t forget the characters and I don?t want to put the book down. Sometimes I dream about the characters. In The Girl I Used To Be, Gemma Brogman and her husband Jo...
  • Susanne Strong
    May 20, 2018
    4 Stars. Gemma?s happy little world is about to explode. Little does she know. Someone desperately wants to destroy her. Everything Gemma has built and worked so hard for, is about to shatter just like a pane of glass. She is like a pawn in her own chess game. Now, it?s Gemma?...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Oct 13, 2018
    ???? / 5 SO MUCH YES! Full disclosure, I was not a fan of Mary Torjussen's other novel, Gone Without a Trace, but The Girl I Used to Be is amazing! What it's about: Gemma Brogan owns her own real estate company in the UK. After taking a client out to dinner and drinking ...
  • Monnie
    Jun 04, 2018
    Que up a married woman who's overcome a secret past. Now a successful businesswoman, she's "taken advantage of" by a shady character who's now sending mysterious messages and demeaning photos. She can't go to the police, nor trust any of her friends to stay mum, because her husband mig...
  • Nicki
    Aug 11, 2018
    This is a twisty psychological thriller that has two parts and is voiced mainly by our protagonist real estate agent Gemma Brogan. Gemma is married to Joe and they have a young son called Rory. When Rory was born Gemma and Joe agreed that Joe would be a stay at home dad while Gemma got...
  • Jill Croce-McGill
    Apr 05, 2018
    THE GIRL I USED TO BE by MARY TORJUSSEN is a great psychological thriller that didn't disappoint! It started out slow, but once it picked up I couldn't put it down! Suspenseful with a few twists and turns. A very unique story that I definitely recommend! Many thanks to First to Re...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Apr 09, 2018
    After reading Gone Without A Trace last year, when I saw Mary Torjussen's new book on NetGalley I had to hit the request button. I couldn't remember, at the time, what my rating for that book was, but I do remember liking her writing style and was excited when I received the email tell...
  • Debbie
    Mar 28, 2018
    WOW! WOW! WOW! This book took only a short time for me to really get interested in it. And, when it took off, WOW!, it took me on a whirlwind of a story. There were so many plot twists, the author should be looking to some whiplash lawsuits. HA! JK Seriously, I am still shaking...
  • Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
    May 04, 2018
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.An exciting, fast-paced, page turning thriller that had me gripped until the very last page. The book mostly follows Gemma Brogan, a...
  • Amy
    May 06, 2018
    In a culture where we snap pictures and videos of even the smallest and mundane parts of our lives, Mary Torjussen took that idea, that societal truth and gave it a creepy, sinister twist. Imagine yourself at a bad, maybe even indelicate moment, you want nothing more than to just forge...
  • Suzy
    May 13, 2018
    The Girl I Used to Be is so good! I'll be the first to say I am not a fast reader, but I finished this book in two days. The story was interesting, fast paced and timely in our age of technology. Pick this one up if you like a good psychological thriller. ...
  • Jennifer Parr
    May 02, 2018
    Not terrible but not great either. Dialogue felt unrealistic and there were a few things here and there that just weren?t right. Overall the story was predictable but okay ...
  • Amanda
    Sep 15, 2018
    Gemma runs her own Estate Agency which involves working unsociable hours. Her husband Joe stays home and looks after their son Rory, which has become a bone of contention between them as Gemma would like to spend more time with her son!! Gemma is away for the night on a business...
  • Joanne Robertson
    May 08, 2018
    I ADORED the last book I read by Mary Torjussen so I was really looking forward to picking up her new one and, as expected, I became completely gripped as soon as I started it. Mary Torjussen has a wonderfully engrossing writing style and once again I found myself unable to put this bo...
  • Sherri Thacker
    Jul 28, 2018
    This is a psychological thriller that is hard to put to down. Gemma is the breadwinner of her family while her husband is a stay at home dad. Suddenly she is being harassed by private messages and letters so she?s gotta figure out who?s sending her those messages. There?s many tw...
  • Carrie
    Apr 14, 2018
    When Gemma Brogan gave birth to her son she and her husband agreed that he would be the one to stay at home and care for their child while she got her real estate business up and running. Now four years later Gemma is beginning to resent being the only bread winner in the marriage and ...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Aug 08, 2018
    4 Thrilling Stars ???? This was a quick compelling read... The true brilliance of this book is the fact that gemma the main character could be any of us.... she could be you... she could be me... so throughout this entire book all I could think is..... what would I do in...
  • Christine
    Apr 12, 2018
    The Girl I Used to Be was a solid 4. I felt very tense while I read this book wondering what would happen next. The main character, Gemma Brogan, was a likable character; although I haven?t been in her situations I could empathize with her fully and wanted the messages and packages t...
  • Lou
    Aug 17, 2018
    Having thoroughly enjoyed Mary Torjussen's debut novel 'Gone Without A Trace' released in November 2016, I was eager to read this follow-up psychological thriller. Needless to say, it didn't disappoint. The book opens with our main protagonist, Gemma, and her friend attending an end...
  • Malina Skrobosinski
    May 09, 2018
    "You made me what I am." That's the thing with deception, the victim relents all the power. This is my first Mary Torjussen novel, and I have to say, I have no regrets. I will definitely have to check out her other work, and I'm sorry that I haven't done it sooner. I kept seei...
  • Donna Hines
    Apr 18, 2018
    Imagine a crime of passion, violent, obtrusive, degrading in every way cast upon you unwillingly becoming a distant memory only to find those memories hidden in the recesses of your mind. Would you at a young ripe age of 18 be able to stand up and courageously ID the perpetrator base...
  • Mackenzie - Traveling Sister
    Apr 22, 2018
    A wonderful, psychological thriller that will make you wonder what you would do if this happened to you!!! I am a big fan of Mary Torjussen?s last book Gone Without a Trace. As a psychologist, I always find books that deal with the character?s mindset effectively to be so compel...
  • Jessica
    Apr 24, 2018
    Thanks to Berkley Pub for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! Last year I read Torjussen's novel, GONE WITHOUT A TRACE, and I was really excited to see that she had another one coming out this year! Naturally, I had to request it on Netgalley. This one is more on the...
  • Concetta Kellough
    Dec 26, 2017
    This is the story of a woman, Gemma, being harassed by someone after a relatively innocent dinner with a male client. She doesn't let her husband, Joe, know because she lied about what she was doing the night of the dinner. One lie leads to another until she's drowning in lies while st...
  • NZLisaM
    May 20, 2018
    Oh, the horror! I?m going to be in the minority on this one ? 1.5 stars rounded up. I?m not even sure where to start. The plot, the characters, their behaviour, and the dialogue were cringe-worthy. I would class it as contemporary fiction, with a bland mystery on the side. ...