The Girl Before (Paperback)J. P. Delaney (author)
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A perfect house, parallel lives, a sinister secret. A compulsively readable tale of voyeurism and psychological manipulation.
Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection . . . but can you pay the price?
Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in, she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a re-run of the girl before.
As twist after twist catches the reader off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense, page-turning portrayal of psychological obsession.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 192 x 124 x 30 mm
'Dazzling - a pitch-perfect thriller.' - Lee Child
'A remarkably poised (debut) psychological thriller.An outstanding debut that is more than a match for Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train.' - The Sunday Times
This is going to be the buzziest book of 2017 . . . This year The Girl Before will be that book.' - InStyle
'I was instantly gripped and held captivated by the pace and elegant writing. I devoured it in two straight sittings.' - Peter James
'The tension is built up subtly, leading to a devastating climax. A really clever thriller . . . [the film] will no doubt become the third big 'Girl' film.' - Daily Mail
'Riveting! One of the most compelling page-turners I've read in years. Twisty, turny, and with an ending not to be missed!' - Lisa Gardner
'Slick, sexy, suspenseful and smart.' - Mail on Sunday
'Original and entertaining.' - The Times
'A deeply addictive literary thriller that deserves to be one of this year's biggest successes.' - Daily Express
'Original and brilliantly written' - The Sun
'Get hooked on this hair-raiser about a woman who scores what seems like her dream home . . . until she finds out the mysterious fate of the previous tenant.' - Cosmopolitan
'Creepy . . . The buzz around this could not be fizzier.' - Heat
'The Girl Before is deservedly anointed the 'top girl' of this season's suspense novels.' - The Washington Post
'Enthralling' - Woman and Home
'A guaranteed best-seller.' - Red Magazine
'The most intriguing plot idea I've seen in a good while.' - The Spectator
'Genuinely eerie . . . beautifully handled . . . the pages fly.' - USA Today
'Ingenious.' - The New York Times
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Only half way through reading this and cannot put it down , hope it continues with its brilliant edge of the seat stuff !!!!
“Couldn't put it down!”
This was a great read with lots of twists and turns.
The format was interesting - chapters alternating with the 2 women.
I was a bit disappointed with the ending - as with a lot of these kind of thrillers, the authors... More
“The perfect psychological thriller”
I bought this book after hearing and reading good reviews. I devoured it within two days. From the start and throughout it is told from two different perspectives, which I thought would annoy me, but it generally... More
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