The Girl She Was Before
A crime thriller with a brilliant twist you won’t see coming!!
Powerful, packed full of gruelling details that will linger with you long after the book has finished.
Nat lives a picture-perfect life, but it wasn’t always this way. A victim of horrific bullying when she was a teenager, Nat will do anything to keep distance between the girl she was before and the woman she is now.
But when her best friend is murdered and people begin to point their finger at her, Nat’s new life quickly begins to unravel.
To Nat, it’s no surprise that the crime happened at the same time as the return of her biggest tormentor, Chrissy Summers. A woman with a violent streak who destroyed lives when she was younger and isn’t afraid to do it again.
Face to face with the past she so firmly keeps behind her, Nat’s sanity wavers as her determination to reveal Chrissy as the monster she knows her as rises to dangerous heights.
The question is, can Nat prove Chrissy is a killer, or will Chrissy get to Nat and her family before she has the chance?
You can’t outrun the past…
Jess Kitching is an avid reader, writer and binge-watcher. Originally from Bradford, England, she currently lives in Sydney with her fiancé Jack. Her two goals in life were to move to Australia and have a book published. To be able to say she has done both is something she still can’t wrap her head around.
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Jess Kitching did not hold back with her debut novel! This was incredible, eye-opening and to be perfectly honest, it was brutal. I was bullied at school, but not to the extent Nat was. Kids in school are evil, nasty and they usually don’t know when to stop. This novel really opened my eyes to the extent some kids will go to inflict pain on others.
I really enjoyed Nat’s character, she was pushed almost to breaking point as a child and she has turned her life around, but recent events and her bully arriving back in town brings a lot of pain and upheaval for her. She screams and shouts, but no one listens or believes her. She did have the perfect family, but even that begins to fall apart and show its cracks. I did not like Nat’s friends, they all seemed so false, especially as they were all her childhood bullies. I don’t think I could bring myself to become best friends with my bullies.
This book has twists, turns, suspense, fast-paced and it is an incredible debut. I am so glad I jumped on this tour. This is definitely a must-read for 2021. Would I recommend this book? Without a shadow of a doubt, I would! Everyone needs to go and get this and give it a read!