The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What I Loved:

I loved the game of cat and mouse that this story turned into. I was so drawn into how both characters were trying to one-up the other. It created this interesting, dangerous plot that I was enamored with!

My Synopsis:

Taylor Bishop has just been broken up with by her boyfriend, Angus Hollingsworth. Angus is an abusive man with an addiction to cocaine and Taylor needs to stay away from him. She’s heartbroken, but anger is beginning to boil within her over his treatment of her. She finds out he uploaded a sexual video of her to the internet, and that is the last straw. She is out for revenge, assisted by the book, The Art of War.

Taylor succeeds in executing some small-time revenge plans that she’s happy with, but wants to up her game. Then, Angus shows back up, heartbroken and extremely sorry…a changed man. And Tayler goes back to him. Ugh!

But, it becomes clear very quickly that Angus hasn’t changed at all, Taylor has. She sees through his lies now but soon realizes that she can’t just leave. This game of revenge that she started has another player, and he might just be better than her. Can she get out of this without losing the game…and her life?

How I Felt:

The Sunday Girl is a story of revenge. We know who the “bad guy” is and what is happening the whole time. So, this isn’t a thriller with twists and turns that surprise you, changing the direction of the story. It’s a thriller filled with escalating plans of destruction to each character that will have you on the edge of your seat!

The characters are Taylor and Angus. Taylor is this sweet girl that has gotten herself into a terrible situation with an awful man. She is clearly unable to see that she is an abused woman in the beginning, and I appreciated her character arc as her eyes are opened and she takes matters into her own hands. Angus is a terrible person, and it’s so easy to hate him from the start.

The plot was dark and stressful, but so enjoyable! As Taylor and Angus continue to execute their plans against each other, the stakes become higher and higher, and I got to a point where I couldn’t stop reading! I needed to know how the story would end!

Overall, I really enjoyed this story! I thought the characters were written so well and the plot fit their personalities.

Content Warnings:

Drug use and abuse, physical and mental abuse, extramarital affair, prostitution, forceful, yet consenting sexual interaction, homemade pornography.

To Read or Not To Read:

I would recommend The Sunday Girl to readers that enjoy a domestic thriller with a female lead trying to take control of her life back.

Where to Find This Book:

The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale is available at these sites. | Amazon Kindle | Amazon | Goodreads
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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 consulted The Art of War and made a plan. Then she took the next step – one that would change her life forever.

Then things get really out of control – and The Sunday Girl becomes impossible to put down. 

Just the Facts:

The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdalen
Genre: Thriller
Page Count: 288 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pub Date: May 19, 2020


I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.

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