The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale

The Sunday Girl

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 ...


Details The Sunday Girl

TitleThe Sunday Girl
ISBN9781925685831
Author
Release DateAug 23rd, 2018
PublisherSimon Schuster Australia
GenreThriller, Mystery, Crime, Psychological Thriller
Rating

Reviews The Sunday Girl

  • Carolyn
    1970-01-01
    When Taylor Bishop is dumped by her boyfriend Angus after a row and finds he has not only posted a sex video of her on social media but also taken his ex girlfriend on the skiing holiday they had planned together, she decides to take revenge. Consulting Sun Tzu's 'Art of War', she uses her knowledge of him to lay plans to damage his reputation, setting in motion an unstoppable series of events that will take over her life as Angus fights back. Th...
  • Mandy White
    1970-01-01
    Can I give this more than 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐? This is the debut novel from Pip Drysdale...wow! I am a fan and can't wait to see what she has in store for us next. Do yourself a favour and pick up this book...you will not regret it, although you may lose sleep as it is very hard to put down. A brilliant read from a bright new star.Some affairs change you forever. This is a story of an angry and hurt woman Taylor, whose now ex-boyfriend Angus has po...
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    3.5 StarsAs I write this introduction I am STILL debating on my rating of this one. I felt it wasn't quite up to a 4 for me, however 3 seems a bit slack because I did enjoy it more than that. Times like this I really wish that Goodreads and Amazon would allow half votes! Taylor wants to get revenge on her ex Angus, after he does more than a few awful things to her. But the problem is she doesn't quite know when enough is enough, and things get a...
  • Kylie D
    1970-01-01
    Wow, I loved this book, literally could not put it down!It sees our protagonist Taylor coming out of an abusive relationship with Angus, who shows his true colours by posting sex videos of Taylor on the internet, and taking another girl on their proposed skiing holiday. So taking inspiration from Sun Tzu's classic book "The Art Of War", Taylor starts to plot her revenge. However not all goes to plan and as Taylor's life goes spiralling out of con...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    1970-01-01
    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.comPip Drysdale’s debut psychological thriller The Sunday Girl, has been marketed as The Girl on the Train meets Before I Go to Sleep, with a splash of Bridget Jones. I’m not sure if all three of these comparisons are warranted, or accurate, but I did enjoy The Sunday Girl. I think this book does a good job of attaching itself to the popular dark psychological thriller genre, but it goes that one step furthe...
  • ☼♄Jülie 
    1970-01-01
    This debut psychological thriller puts Pip Drysdale firmly in the "one to look out for" category of debut authors. Taylor and Angus were very much in love, she was his Sunday girl...a term of endearment he applied especially to her, it meant everything to her...it gave her the kind of fulfilling sense of trust and complete belonging which she yearned for.So when she discovered he had done something so cruel and hurtful, in retaliation to an argum...
  • Theresa Smith Writes
    1970-01-01
    The Sunday Girl really took me by surprise. What begins as a payback for some revenge porn posted online quickly morphs into a situation that is so much more perilous than I could have envisaged. I was gripped by this novel, its open and easy to read narrative saw me devouring it within one, albeit late, night.Told in the first person, in a sort of hindsight storytelling style, I really found The Sunday Girl incredibly absorbing. We know that som...
  • Jo
    1970-01-01
    This is about a break up, where revenge and one up manship come to a head.Taylor has had a lucky escape Angus is a narcissist sociopath and a man with hidden secrets, but instead of walking away, Taylor sets out to totally destroy his life. This book is a debut novel that ticks all the boxes and introduces readers to Pip Dysdale a new author who has a real talent for surprising readers. It’s a fantastic, page-turning read with lots of intriguin...
  • Jeanette Lewis
    1970-01-01
    This read appears in the beginning to be a bit of naval gazing, however as the chapters progress the action picks up and with all that starts to happen it becomes hard to put down. Taylor and Angus are in a relationship, although to be more precise Taylor is in a relationship with Angus. Angus is in a relationship with Angus, himself, egotistical, narcissistic and controlling. When blank spots appear regarding certain aspects of Angus’s life al...
  • The Cats Mother
    1970-01-01
    I'm not sure what it says about me that I love books about righteous vengeance where a smart protagonist outfoxes the baddie, but this sounded right up my alley - a heroine using Sun Tzu's Art of War to ruin her cheating scumbag ex.It didn't really go how I expected, though, and while I still really enjoyed it, I'm left feeling a little disappointed that it wasn't what I expected, hence 4 stars.Taylor is a 20-something property researcher who has...
  • Mel Rawoteea
    1970-01-01
    Title: The Sunday Girl Author: Pip DrysdalePublisher: Simon & Schuster (Australia), 23rd August 2018Pages: 400 pagesHow I Read It: ARC bookGenre: Mystery and ThrillersMy Rating: 4.5 CrownsSynopsis: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...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    Anybody thinking the cover of this novel with it's bright pink girly styling, means it's going to be on the light and fluffy side, might want to invest in some brown paper, cover the thing, and read it anyway. THE SUNDAY GIRL is not fluffy, girly fiction, even if the opening salvo makes you wonder about return on the brown paper investment. The central character of this tale, Taylor Bishop, is all millennium styled girl: over-sharing, over thinki...
  • Caitlyn Lynch
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Ali Berg
    1970-01-01
    Addictive, clever, brilliantly written. I read this in a weekend - could not put it down. Can’t wait to read what Pip writes next!
  • Erin
    1970-01-01
    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!I spent the first part of this book intrigued and excited as the story was woven and set up, and then spent the entire rest of the book with my heart in my mouth! This was one thrilling ride and one I certainly did not see coming. The Sunday Girl expertly and sensitively gives a voice, a face, and a personality, to domestic abuse, and it is an eye-opening and amazing achievement for a debut novel. 4.5 stars ...
  • Jennifer (JC-S)
    1970-01-01
    ‘Some love affairs change you forever.’Taylor Bishop is hurt, and angry after her boyfriend Angus Hollingsworth kicks her out for another woman. But after he posts a pornographic video of her on the Internet, Taylor wants revenge. Armed with ‘The Art of War’, she makes a plan. If only she’d stopped there. If only. But, in a modern-day interpretation of ‘hell hath no fury’, Taylor takes the first step on a path which will quickly spi...
  • Katie
    1970-01-01
    4.5
  • Laura Tough
    1970-01-01
    We all know the feeling of heart break. When someone we truly love let’s us down, we want to get back at them. This is exactly what Taylor Bishop wants to do. She wants to destroy Angus Hollingsworth just like he destroyed her. But when seems to constantly be one step ahead, how will her revenge plan work. With strong Girl on the Train and Before I Go To Sleep vibes, this is a story of a girl on a mission to get out. I do have to say, this book...
  • Nan Berrett
    1970-01-01
    Loved this book and couldn't put it down. The characters were believable and the storyline kept you wondering what would happen next. Every woman has either been in a toxic relationship or knows someone who has and every woman would have dreamed of revenge and how to execute it. Consulting the Art of War and applying it to revenge was brilliant and I loved the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. The book was well paced and clever - a modern ...
  • Heidi
    1970-01-01
    There is something irresistibly intriguing about stories of revenge. Admit it – who has not at one point in their lives fantasised about getting even, about getting their own back, even if it’s just directed at the sibling that’s eaten your (no longer) secret stash of lollies or taken a peak at your diary. So when I was offered the chance to read an ARC of The Sunday Girl I felt very excited to indulge the darker side of my psyche. The prem...
  • Uyen
    1970-01-01
    Perhaps I'm not acquainted with the psychological thriller/romance genre enough to appreciate what Pip Drysdale did with this novel... Whatever the case, I found The Sunday Girl hard to enjoy both objectively and subjectively.From a purely literary standpoint, the writing is decent. Syntax and all the technical details are fine. However, there was a distinct inauthenticity to the dialogue and much of the plot. Overuse of the word "darling" where ...
  • Melinda Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    The Sunday Girl, is the woman you want to wake up to on a sunday morning, according to Taylor's boyfriend Angus. However it seems that Taylor isn't hitting the mark with Angus, as she has been ousted before Angus' birthday, and he takes someone else on their planned skiing trip. But that's not all. Taylor starts getting emails from men complimenting her on her recent social media posts. Posts she knows nothing about, and cause her life to change ...
  • Ness Boss
    1970-01-01
    Really good fast paced easy read, well written and good characters. I enjoyed it 😊
  • Shelagh
    1970-01-01
    Once I started reading The Sunday Girl I couldn’t put it down. This psychological thriller had so many twists and turns I really had no idea what would happen in the end until I got there. I found the story completely plausible and truly felt for Taylor as she got into deeper and deeper trouble and as Angus became more and more unpredictable. This is an utterly gripping story and I wouldn’t hesitate to read more from this author.
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    Great book, loved it till the end
  • Julie
    1970-01-01
    A tense thriller which makes you think of the consequences of all the little choices that you make each day. What if you had done this instead of that? Moved on and not sought revenge? How things might have been different.
  • Steph
    1970-01-01
    When I set out to start this book, I expected not to like it. At all. I do not normally read this genre. I thought reading it would be a chore.But it wasn't. While I did not like any decision Taylor made in the early stages of the novel, I found I could not put this book down. It was very easy to read. Events kept flowing. And if I was the kind of person who had time to read books in one sitting, that's probably what I would have done with this o...
  • Lizzy Chandler
    1970-01-01
    Couldn't put it down even though at times I found the narrative excruciating in a way that, if it were a movie, I'd be peeking through my fingers. An impressive debut.
  • I v a n a 🌙
    1970-01-01
    - I received a review copy of this book from Netgalley (thank you!), so this is my own view -First and foremost, I think it would be helpful to have on the back cover a trigger warning for abuse, suicide, and drug use (I had a digital review copy so I don't know if this has been done, but just an idea!).Secondly, holy hell, what an EXCELLENT plot! The writing was very accessible fiction-level, so it was a breeze to read, but the plot, man, it was...