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The Psychopath: A True Story by [Mary Turner Thomson]

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“Mary Turner Thomson’s extraordinary story is what inspired me to write The Psychopath Test. She has an incredible tale of survival at the hands of one of the most bizarre and nefarious manipulators who ever walked this earth.” —Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath is a wise, painful, and necessary book, full of insights about the damage done to society by the psychopaths among us. Mary’s deep understanding of manipulation and falsehood feels more urgent than ever…Not just compulsively readable and utterly fascinating, but contains valuable lessons about solidarity, alertness, and the power of human resilience. Mary’s message and example is, in the end, a profoundly optimistic one.” —Marcel Theroux, author and broadcaster

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Some people have an uncanny knack for manipulating others; we’ve all met people like that. But there’s a special breed of people whose sole aim in life is to use others for their own gain, no matter what destruction they leave in their wake. Often it’s for money, but sometimes it’s purely because they can; they thrive on the thrill of it. These people are psychopaths, and Will Jordan—one-time husband of author Mary Turner Thomson—is one such person.

They had two children together before she discovered that he was married to at least one other woman. But discovering that was only the tip of the iceberg, and in the years since the revelation, more and more of his duplicitous behavior has come to light. As Mary uncovered more, so she became more determined to reclaim her story and help other women in the same position—and there are many.

When I read this book, I was struck not only by this utterly gripping story of betrayal, deception, and retribution, but also by Mary herself. She’s pulled herself up from the depths to be wiser and strong than ever—and is determined not to let the psychopath who once controlled her hurt anyone else.

- Victoria Pepe, Editor

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0887XQ4GM
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little A (1 Mar. 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2680 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 239 pages
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Mary Turner Thomson was born and grew up in Edinburgh, she got a BA Hons degree from Newcastle in Creative and Performing Arts in 1987, a Marketing Diplom afrom Napier University in 1992, and a Diploma in Literature &amp; Creative Writing from Open University in 2009.

She has worked as a business adviser, marketing consultant and motivational trainer before writing her first book - THE OTHER MRS JORDAN - IN 2006. That autobiography was then updated and relaunched as THE BIGAMIST in 2007. In 2009 Mary worked on another biography with Natalie Hutchison about overcoming adversity - TRADING PLACES - which was published in 2009.

The sequel to THE BIGAMIST is due out in 2020, and Mary is currently working on her first novel - a psychological thriller.

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