The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale #randomthingsblogtours

Today I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for The Sunday Girl blog tour. Many thanks to Anne Cater for my invite.

About this book…

The Girl on the Train meets Before I Go to Sleep with a dash of Bridget Jones in this chilling tale of love gone horribly wrong …
    Some love affairs change you forever. Someone comes into your orbit and swivels you on your axis, like the wind working on a rooftop weather vane. And when they leave, as the wind always does, you are different; you have a new direction. And it’s not always north.’
    Any woman who’s ever been involved with a bad, bad man and been dumped will understand what it feels like to be broken, broken-hearted and bent on revenge.
    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…

We have all been let down by other people but I think that we are probably divided into two camps of how we deal with the betrayal by a loved one. Some of us let it go (after all life’s surely too short to hold a grudge that will just eat you up from the inside out?) but others will want to make them pay! Now they say that revenge is a dish best served cold but here Taylor Bishop is serving hers with a side order of gleeful relish as she plans to destroy the life of her ex Angus, a man I think I would have been quite happy never to cross paths with ever again! They say that love is blind but the bitterness Taylor feels for Angus seems to have made her completely oblivious to the danger she is getting herself into. And as she consults “The Art of War” to plan her attack, she forgets the first and most important rule of battle-never underestimate your enemy!!!

I absolutely loved this book! It’s written with a dark underlying humour that totally embraces the dilemmas faced by the characters here. I loved Taylor although I have to admit that I wanted to scream at her sometimes!! She was so focused on her revenge that she overlooked the other opportunities in her life that could have given her far more personal satisfaction but to be fair, I did love her determination to see things through to the very bitter end! Now that’s commitment!

The Sunday Girl is, unbelievably, Pip Drysdales debut novel! She just writes so beautifully with a real feel for emotions and relationships. I was gripped throughout by the storyline and completely invested in the plot. Plus the stunningly twisted denouement that rounded it off perfectly means that I can’t wait to read more from Pip Drysdale in the future. She’s definitely an author to watch out for!

Meet the author…

PIP DRYSDALE is a writer, actor and musician who grew up in Africa and Australia. At 20 she moved to New York to study acting, worked in indie films and off-off Broadway theatre, started writing songs and made four records. After graduating with a BA in English, Pip moved to London where she dated some interesting men and played shows across Europe. The Sunday Girl is her first novel and she is working on a second.

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jorobertson2015

I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.