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Friday, 30 November 2012

Mary Turner Thomson - The Bigamist: The True Story of a Husband's Ultimate Betrayal

review live on bookshow by Beth Hilton I’ll read the product description - In April 2006, Mary Turner Thomson received a call that blew her life apart. The woman on the other end of the line told her that Will Jordan, Mary's husband and the father of her two younger children, had been married to her for fourteen years and they had five children together.The Bigamist is the shocking true story of how one man manipulated an intelligent, independent woman, conning her out of £200,000 and leaving her to bring up the children he claimed he could never have. Basically she found out that he husband had been lying to her the whole time they were together and fleeced her for all this money. She ended up bankrupt. Anyway, she started looking into it and found out that he’d been doing the same thing to several women at once for 27 years. I won’t give away what happens in the end. This book wasn’t fantastically written by any means, it’s no great work of literature. But the story she has to tell is really fascinating Once I’d started reading I couldn’t read the book alone and got through it in a couple of days. I was even late for an appointment because I couldn’t stop reading. You do sometimes think, how gullible can you be? But this guy was obviously very persuasive and had lots of proof to back up his stories about being in the CIA which we’re still not clear how he got hold of. For instance he would access websites he shouldn’t have been able to access and knew things before they were on the news. So he was obviously persuasive. This sort of book is right up my street, I have to say. I don’t know why but I really enjoy reading books about people who marry narcissists or sociopaths and manage to get the better of them. I read another one recently about a guy who married a woman who turned out to a madam in a multimillion pound prostitution ring. So if you like that kind of thing, this is a gripping addition to the genre.

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