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The Bigamist: The True Story of a Husband's Ultimate Betrayal Kindle Edition
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From whirlwind romance to gaslighting campaign: this is truth far stranger than fiction.
When Mary met Will Jordan online, she was a single mother who’d given up trying to find Mr Right. And yet here he suddenly was: articulate and attractive, with a fascinating background. Soon they were in love, and when he proposed after a month it seemed recklessly romantic.
Caught up in a whirlwind, Mary accepted that Will’s work often took him away from home, out of contact. She was his rock, supporting him emotionally when a misunderstanding led to criminal charges, and even selling everything when blackmailers threatened to kidnap their children. Together, they took on the world.
And then one day the phone rang, and a woman introduced herself as ‘the other Mrs Jordan’…
In this raw account of deception on a grand scale, Mary Turner Thomson recounts what happened after she discovered every word he’d said, from the very first moment, was a lie. This is her painful, humiliating truth—but she tells it for one reason: she too was once a strong, independent woman who would have read all this and thought It could never happen to me…
Revised edition: Previously published as The Bigamist: the true story of a husband’s ultimate betrayal, this edition of The Bigamist includes editorial revisions.
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About the Author
Mary Turner Thomson grew up in Edinburgh. She has a BA Hons in Creative and Performing Arts as well as diplomas in marketing, business advice and literature/creative writing. She worked as a business adviser, marketing consultant and motivational trainer before deciding to write a memoir of her marriage to a conman and bigamist. The sequel to The Bigamist, The Psychopath, is due out from Little A in 2021, and Mary is currently working on her first novel, a psychological thriller.
"A brilliant and incisive account of [Thomson's] nightmare." --Daily Express
"I couldn't put down this gripping read." --Woman
"The most shocking Internet-dating story you will ever come across." --The Sun
"Gives the misery memoir concept a horrible new twist." --The Bookseller
"If ever there was a story to prove the age-old adage that love is blind, this is surely it." --Daily Mail--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B085CHRSG4
- Publisher : Little A (15 September 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 2697 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 234 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 26,904 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book is a informative account of Mary's live with hime and the outcome of such an exsistance.
Well worth a read, could help a lot of women who might be in a similar situation.
This is the power of this unforgettable story where it leaves the reader conjecturing on this man's motives and nature long after the book has been read.
After disappearing for days at a time and no money to support the family.
Not being able to father a child then she found herself pregnant.
I would have kicked his ass to the kerb .
I feel like I was conned choosing this story .
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The pressure she must have been under with two small children, no money, no husband a huge web of lies and deceit to pick apart and see through she is a testament to her spirit that she is still here and functioning at all. As a reader you can spot it because; its presented in a factual way but try to imagine for a minute that her life isn't a story telling, she was living this life; sleep deprived and being told from her (what she thought was loving husband) was facts as a psychopath he would have got her believing he loved her (would you doubt your husband?) And people don't realise he didn't just come straight out with this fanciful tale, it was drip fed bit by bit, inch by inch until she didn't know which way was up from down.
Positively recommend this book keep a day free and sit down and read its impossible to put down, i would love to know how the author is doing now and if she does release another book updating the reader to her present life i will be first in the queue to buy it.
I believe and understand how she was completely taken in by this man.
This is just another form of Domestic Abuse based on emotional abuse and these scars never fully heal in
Anyway I read the book in 2 sessions and thought I will Google William Allen Jordan and low and behold he was
deported from Britain after serving a couple of years in the UK and went back to New Jersey and started
the whole process of luring single mothers with children into relationships for money. He was sentenced in to
3years imprisonment after being offered a plea deal...So probably back out doing the same thing again.
At the last count he had 13 children with eight different women!
I feel for Mary and all the other women's ordeals because as Mary says taking people at face value is what most
normal people do...but unfortunately some people are just ready to take the goodness out of people and use it to their
I did gain a lot from reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who needs reassurance after being being
in an emotionally abusive relationship that things can only get better...even though it may take a while.
This woman became beyond irritating about 3 chapters in.
I do understand that women as well as men can get sucked in by partners etc but my goodness, the warning signs were going off from the get go!
She tried to dress it up as a love story, soul mate kind of thing but this bloke was obviously bad news and anyone with a degree of common sense can see that. She says her children are the most important thing but she let this man take her to bankruptcy and even overlooked his conviction for assaulting a young child and made bizarre excuses for it. Not to mention the can’t have children rubbish, CIA business and all the other unbelievable rubbish that seemed to spout from his mouth.
I was just jaw dropped at her stupidity, and she’s supposed to be an intelligent woman. I did not feel one ounce of sympathy for her, it was her children and parents I felt sorry for having to put up with her inane ways! Sorry to be harsh