The Girl I Used to Be by Mary Torjussen 📚 Release Day ~ 4-24-18 📚 Blog Tour @marytorjussen @Berkleypub @penguinrandom

Welcome to our stop on this wonderful Blog Tour! Thank you Mary Torjussen and Berkley Publishing for providing us with this amazing advanced reader copy in exchange for our honest review.

How do you protect yourself from an enemy you can’t remember?

Real estate agent Gemma Brogan runs a growing business and adores her small son. But with her increasingly strained marriage, an overnight business trip comes as a welcome break from her hectic life. And when Gemma agrees to an impromptu dinner with a prospective client at the hotel, it seems she might kill two birds with one stone.

The following morning Gemma wakes up disoriented, suffering from a pounding headache. She struggles to recall the previous night’s events but quickly realizes there is far more to regret than a few too many glasses of wine. Soon she begins receiving incriminating mementos from that night: A photo of a hallway kiss. A video of her complaining about her husband. And worse…much worse. Unable to remember any of it, Gemma’s life quickly spirals out of control. Soon, her increased paranoia and fear begin to trigger frightening memories from another dark night in her past, which changed everything—and is perhaps not buried as deep as she believed.

Gemma leads a busy life! Her husband Joe, has it pretty good. (Not that taking care of your toddler isn’t a full time job), Gemma works full time and has to come home to a disaster all the time. Her life story is realistic and believable which makes it even more creepy when the plot thickens!

Something happened to Gemma when she was a teenager that you know was traumatic but didn’t find out just how horrible it was until much later in the book which adds to the suspense!

What I love about every good thriller is the author’s ability to intertwine the stories of the characters! Mary Torjussen does just that! She releases shocking details at just the right pace to keep you biting your nails and turning the pages. As the creepy plot thickens, you will feel incredibly connected to Gemma and your accelerated heart beat will not doubt mimic hers.

If you fancy the kind of book where you get attached to the characters, root for them, plan the villains demise as you read, and then happen upon a twist that will have you gasping… you found your read! Now… go buy it, pre order it, borrow it… whatever it takes. It’s that good!

Mary Torjussen is the acclaimed author of Gone Without a Trace. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Liverpool John Moores University and worked for several years as a teacher.

After thrilling readers with her spine-tingling debut, Gone Without a Trace, Mary Torjussen returns with a propulsive new thriller that explores the inherent fragility of our memories and the dangerous vulnerability in their unreliable nature. THE GIRL I USED TO BE (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; April 24, 2018; $16) is a harrowing, psychological suspense that follows a young woman’s race to identify an unknown tormentor who is threatening to destroy her world.

Here’s what other awesome authors have to say…

Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, praises Torjussen’s skill in knowing,“how to deliver a teasing, suspenseful, and twisty read!”

Publishers Weekly asserts, “Paula Hawkins fans will find a lot to like.

With THE GIRL I USED TO BE, Torjussen delivers the next compelling thriller to be obsessed with.



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