Mary Turner Thomson

Mary Turner Thomson was born and grew up in Edinburgh. She received a BA Hons degree from Newcastle in Creative and Performing Arts in 1987 and a Marketing Diploma from Napier University in 1992. She is now a marketing consultant, business adviser and motivational trainer. A proud mother of three children, she is rebuilding her life.

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Books by Mary

The Bigamist
Mainstream, April 2008
Netherlands: Boekerij


On a damp, grey April morning in 2006, Mary Turner Thomson received a call that was to blow her life apart. The woman on the other end of the line calmly told her that she and Will Jordan, Mary’s husband and the father of her two younger children, had been married for fourteen years and had five children together. The Bigamist is the shocking true story of how one man manipulated and deceived an intelligent, independent woman, conning her out of around £200,000 and leaving her near bankrupt to bring up the children he claimed he was physically incapable of fathering.

It’s a story that we all think could never happen to us, but before dismissing her as an easily duped, desperate woman, read how he baited and maintained the traps he used to manipulate and abuse her since before they even met. This book exposes a life-shattering con by an expert charmer who has been practising deceit, fraud and abuse for at least 26 years. It is the story, too, of Mary’s refusal to be beaten and her fight to reclaim her life by choosing not to be a victim.

Praise for The Bigamist

A brilliant and incisive account of her nightmare
Daily Express

I couldn’t put down this gripping read