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In 2006, Mary Turner Thomson’s world shattered when she discovered her husband Will was a bigamist, con man and convicted sex offender. Unbeknownst to her, this would be the start of a bold new chapter in her life, fighting to protect other women from his heartless gaslighting campaigns—and putting a stop to his endless deception.
Mary thought her story would end with the revelation that Will in fact had several families—and numerous children. But when she discovered that he had continued to prey on new victims, she vowed to turn his betrayal into a force for good. On her mission to protect these women and others, Mary also learned more about the psychopathy behind Will’s duplicitous behaviour.
Teaming up with his newest fiancée in the US, Mary attempts to put an end to Will’s devastating activities. But will she and her fellow victims succeed in their ultimate goal: to bring down Will Jordan forever?
“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
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 The Bigamist, a memoir of her marriage to a con man and bigamist.
Mary is also the co-author of Trading Places (2009), the true story of how Natalie Hutchison suffered domestic abuse but took her life back by starting her own business, even winning the Trading Places award in 2006. She has also written a comedic book about what sociopaths say and what they really mean in The Sociopath Subtext.
Mary is currently working on her first novel, a psychological thriller.
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