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The Sunday Girl

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,468 ratings  ·  231 reviews
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
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 1st 2018 by Simon & Schuster AU
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Kylie D
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 control, she's sees her revenge backfire and life
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.

The events are narrated by Taylor and as they
Mandy White
Can I give this more than 5 ? This is the debut novel from Pip! 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 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 posted a sex tape of her online for the whole world to see.
Melissa (Mel’s Bookshelf)
3.5 Stars
As 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 bit out of hand...

I enjoyed this psychological
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
When Taylor Bishop and Angus Hollingsworth's relationship ends, Taylor is devastated, hurt and terribly upset. When Taylor discovers Angus has posted a sex video of her on line for the whole world to see she is angry, then to add insult to injury, Angus takes his new girlfriend on a skiing trip which they were meant to be going on.

Taylor is out for revenge and she wants Angus to pay for what he did to her, but as she makes plans for her revenge she uncovers things about Angus that could turn
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
Pip 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 further in offering storyline that is both different and
☼♄Jülie 
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it

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 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 argument, it brought their relationship to an abrupt
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Sunday Girl is the first novel by Australian/African raised writer, actor and musician, Pip Drysdale. Taylor Bishop is in a relationship with a psychopath. She hasn't fully realised it yet, despite warnings from her mother and her best friend Charlotte, but Angus Hollingsworth, for all his good looks, wealth and charm, is not good for her.

But they have an acrimonious split and he does something unforgivable: the sex video she never wanted to make has appeared online. And then takes his
Bill Kupersmith
This is a bad book but a good read. That is, the characters odious but fortunately unbelievable and the plot unlikely, but I had to finish it to find out whether the narrator ended up telling her story from prison. Acquired it by mistake. Originally published in Australia and hoped that would prove the setting. No, it’s London. Taylor is a twenty-something who works for a property company on Berkeley Square (sure!) and been having an affair with Angus, a 43 year old banker who lives in Chelsea ...more
Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews

**4.5 stars**

The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale. (2018).

Taylor is hurt, angry and determined to destroy Angus in the same way he's destroyed her. Any woman who's ever been involved with a bad man would understand. Taylor comes across 'The Art of War' and makes a plan to get back at Angus. But then things start to spark out of her control...

I enjoyed this clever and entertaining story of a woman getting revenge on her ex- partner who
I think Aussie author Pip Drysdale will have a long and successful career if her subsequent novels are as good as this debut.

Sunday Girl is an addictive psychological thriller in the vein of Girl on the Train. Written in the first person point of view of our female lead, Taylor, it starts off with the usual woman scorned seeking revenge plot. Taylor has just left her boyfriend, Angus, after learning he has gone on a skiing holiday with his ex-girlfriend. It’s soon revealed that Taylor knows not
Theresa Smith
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aww2018, netgalley
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 something has happened to Taylor, but the what of it
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg what did I just read, it was like watching a train wreck happen and at times I didn't know if I wanted to turn the page and find out what was going to happen next. Taylor our main character let's us know from the get go that it's like watching dominoes once you've knocked the first piece over, it's hard to stop the rest. The story is told from Taylor's point of view but after the fact and you really don't know what's going to happen next or if she will survive this journey of revenge she has ...more
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
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 intriguing twists and turns, and I’m really looking forward ...more
The Cats’ Mother
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 just discovered that the love of her life,
Jeanette Lewis
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 along with aggressive behaviour and sordid images ...more
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 thinking, brittle and frequently coming across as daft ...more
3.5 Stars

The second half of this was great, though I am let down by the ending. There was more potential for the story's direction & the themes explored.
Mel Rawoteea
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Title: The Sunday Girl
Author: Pip Drysdale
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Australia), 23rd August 2018
Pages: 400 pages
How I Read It: ARC book
Genre: Mystery and Thrillers
My Rating: 4.5 Crowns


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
Jennifer (JC-S)
‘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 spiral out of control.

Reading this novel was like watching a
Caitlyn Lynch
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
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 to say, I’d have started thinking about revenge as
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 - Highly recommended reading!

Many thanks to Pip
A tale of love gone wrong. Very wrong.

If anyone wants me, I'll be sitting down in some obscure corner somewhere with a cup of tea and some Bex powders while I contemplate what the hell I just read.
Ali Berg
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Addictive, clever, brilliantly written. I read this in a weekend - could not put it down. Can’t wait to read what Pip writes next!
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I didn't remember seeing this book as a hard copy on offer for review but requested an electronic copy when it started to appear everywhere and thank god I did as it helped one of the two legs of my recent flights from Rome to Brisbane pass really quickly.

Drysdale's interjections from Sun Tzu's The Art of War are clever and offer something different to what we'd usually expect to find in a novel about relationships-gone-bad. And I must admit I initially thought this ride was going to be hosted
Jul 28, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copy
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 there is literally neither need nor desire for
Ashlee Green
Aug 25, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Annoying characters. Over use of pet names (we get it already). Unsatisfying ending. Would not recommend.
Rachel Bridgeman
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: june-2109
'My Sunday Girl' is how Taylor's boyfriend, Angus, refers to her as being that someone special, the person you want to give up your Sunday to be with-although, in Angus' case that could as easily been a puppy, a newspaper or his own hand. He literally is a disgustingly toxic male which Pip Drysdale creates to not be emblematic of all men, or all the bad relationships she ever had rolled into one revenge tale, he is so normal that it is disquieting. The porn loving,
Oct 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychological
The Sunday Girl is the first contemporary, psychological thriller from Australian author Pip Drysdale. I admired the structure of the novel, its chapters being the days of the week and a quote from The Art of War, which has a large role in the story line. Drysdale is reminiscent of James Patterson with the short chapters and simple sentences that got to the heart of the matter.

Set in London, The Sunday told in the first person through the eyes of the protagonist, Taylor Bishop. Taylor is a
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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. Her first novel, The Sunday Girl, was a best ...more