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 Psychopath: A True Story

Little A, March 2021

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 began telling her story in her first book, The Bigamist. Now, in The Psychopath, she delves deeper into Will’s betrayal, telling an entirely new story of how she moved on, and helped others do the same.

The Bigamist

Little A, 2020 (new edition)

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…

Praise for The Bigamist

A brilliant and incisive account of her nightmare. –Daily Express

I couldn’t put down this gripping read. –Woman