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Book Review: The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale

September 5, 2018

To the external viewer, Taylor has the perfect life. Pretty, smart, with a good job in real estate research, she even has the perfect boyfriend, investment banker Angus.

 

Except, Taylor just found out Angus is cheating on her. On the eve of their ski holiday. And when she dumped him, the last thing she expected was for him to go on the holiday with the Other Woman… right after uploading a sex tape he convinced her to make, to the internet.

 

I have to say, I’d have started thinking about revenge as well. In fact, Taylor’s a great deal sweeter than I would have been. It’s not until she comes to a sudden realisation that Angus is in fact way, way worse than she originally thought, that she starts to get serious. And by then, she’s in way over her head.

 

I originally thought, with the comparisons to The Girl On The Train, that Taylor would turn out to be an unreliable narrator. But it’s quite the opposite, Taylor is scrupulously honest, even when her actions paint her in a less than flattering light.

 

For any woman who’s found her prince turning into a toad, this book is so, so relatable. You’ll find yourself understanding every step Taylor takes, find yourself rooting for her and desperately hoping she manages to outwit Angus and find some sort of resolution for herself.

 

This is Pip Drysdale’s first novel, and I devoured it in a couple of hours. It’s a fantastic, page-turning read with lots of intriguing twists and turns, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what this author comes up with next. Five stars.

The Sunday Girl is available now.

 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review through NetGalley.

 

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