The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale (2018)

Review by CJ

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When Taylor Bishop breaks up with and is then humiliated by her abusive, cocaine addicted boyfriend Angus, she decides it’s time for revenge and seeks to destroy him. But after Taylor commits her acts of revenge, she finds herself unsure which role she plays in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

It’s not often that I find a book that I actually sit down and read in one sitting. The Sunday Girl managed to achieve this with a compelling story, a pace that told the story well but without lingering, and characters who weren’t always likeable but who were intriguing. 

Drysdale has created a world that feels real despite the surreal events that are occurring within. In a thriller like The Sunday Girl the main characters, Taylor and Angus, have to be a bit caricature-like and extreme but still believable which was also well executed.

The saturation of thrillers with the word ‘girl’ in the title has become a bit of a joking matter in some circles, and I’m not going to tell you that The Sunday Girl is much different from recent others of its ilk. However, I did find it to be an engaging addition to the genre with far more compelling characters than most.

If you have enjoyed novels such as Gone Girl then The Sunday Girl is a quick read with tight writing that doesn’t spend too much time faffing about with unnecessary fluff.



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