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Sunday, May 31, 2020

#ATBR2020 Review: The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale @sourcebooks #PipDrysdale @jessmapreviews

The Sunday Girl 
by Pip Drysdale

Thank you Sourcebooks Landmark for these copies.

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publish Date: May 19, 2020
288 Pages
Genre: Thriller

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.

My Review:

Hahaha - oh this book.  Immediately you can't like Taylor... and she's the main character.  But then I took the book with a grain of salt and really ended up loving it for what it is.  This cat and mouse of two terrible people doing terrible things to each other - I was actually cracking up at a few of these horrendous acts.  I just couldn't help myself.

I think the author gave too much credit to Angus, including his name, for him to be such a dickish piece of shit.  But... that's also what made the back and forth between these two almost comical... and so much fun.  I was definitely hooked and needed to know what was going to happen.  Who would come out on top and how this story would end.  It may have taken a little left turn towards the ending, but I liked that it continued in this trajectory. 

I couldn't help but have a great time with this thriller.  Abuse, control, stupid decisions with fatal results - I mean, you like thrillers, right? 😉


Jessica's Review:

This is one of those thrillers that's just fun to read. Who doesn't love a good revenge story? Pip Drysdale's THE SUNDAY GIRL is exactly that, and I think there will be a lot of readers that have fun with this one. Two horrible characters that are doing horrible things to each other but that's the kind of drama we want in this genre.

Taylor has just been dumped by her boyfriend, Angus. To pour salt in the wound, he then publicly posts a sex tape of her, and the final nail in the coffin is when he takes his new girlfriend on the trip THEY were supposed to be going on together. Well, hell hath no fury, right? I did enjoy that Taylor was getting her inspiration from THE ART OF WAR, and that the author included little excerpts throughout the book. Of course, the path to revenge never goes as smoothly as you imagine it to be, and Taylor quickly realizes the dangerous turn things can take. 

All in all, I had fun reading this one. It was a really quick read, nothing overly complicated, and I was dying to find out how it was going to end. I definitely plan on picking up more from Drysdale and would highly recommend this one. As a warning, it does deal in abusive relationships, so that's always good to know when starting.

4 stars

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