BOOK REVIEW – The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale

The Sunday Girl

Published August 23, 2018 by Simon Schuster


“Some love affairs change you forever”

Someone comes into your life, 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.”

Taylor Bishop knows why she did what she did…”love – broken love – made me do it”

She tells us the how is more complicated. And the when?  Well she can tell us that exactly…

“it started four days, eighteen hours and twenty-three minutes after the strongest gust of wind I’d ever known decided to leave me”. That gust of wind was Angus Hollingsworth.

The book opens as Taylor, after a night of drinking, is using Google to search for ways to ruin a man.

What do they always say about a woman scorned?

We learn about Taylor’s relationship with Angus through memories she shares. He called her his “Sunday Girl”.

In the beginning:

“With Angus life was like a movie: a dozen red roses at work for no reason, phone calls from the restaurant bathroom in the middle of a business lunch just to say that he missed me, long baths together chatting about nonsense.”

But after a few months…things start to change. When Angus was happy he was wonderful, but when he wasn’t happy?

But something made her stay. However, everybody has a limit.

Taylor might have been able to move on and get over it. But then she receives an email with an attachment. When she opens it, she’s BEYOND shocked by what she sees…and it changes EVERYTHING. Then a friend gives her a copy of The Art of War”

“That’s when I had the idea that would change the course of my life forever.”


A gripping and exciting read!

At the beginning of each chapter is a quote from  “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu which I found really interesting.

In my opinion, this really was a fantastic read. I may have had to let go and not worry if everything was believable or plausible, but it was worth it.

“The Sunday Girl” was an escape from everyday life that I really enjoyed.

A fantastic debut novel about love, anger, and revenge!


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