The Girl Before (Hardback)J. P. Delaney (author)
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Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection ...but can you pay the price?
Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life.
The request seems odd, even intrusive—and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating.
EMMA: Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant—and it does.
JANE: After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space—and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home’s previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people, and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.
And now The Girl Before is being brought to the big screen. The film is set to be directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard.
‘Dazzling, startling, and above all cunning—a pitch-perfect novel of psychological suspense.’—Lee Child
‘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
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 678 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 37 mm
I was instantly gripped and held captivated by the pace and elegant writing. I devoured it in two straight sittings * Peter James *
A remarkably poised (debut) psychological thriller * The Sunday Times *
Dazzling - a pitch-perfect thriller * Lee Child *
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 *
A compulsive, sexy thriller that's set to soar * Glamour Magazine Online *
The Girl Before is deservedly anointed the 'top girl' of this season's suspense novels * The Washington Post *
Constantly cranking up the suspense . . . a thoroughly satisfying read * Reader's Digest *
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 *
Riveting . . . Writing with precision and grace, Delaney strips away the characters' secrets until the raw truth of each is revealed * Publishers Weekly *
A guaranteed best-seller * Prima *
A masterfully crafted spellbinder . . . guaranteed to astonish * Booklist *
Superior psychological suspense . . . a cleverly constructed thriller * The Bookseller *
The plotting is exceptionally well thought-through * Irish Independent *
A crisp psychological thriller * Sainsbury's Magazine *
The Girl Before is more than worthy of the accolades . . . a complex triangle of twisted obsession . . . say goodbye to your nails * Boundless Magazine *
A great thriller and one that instantly hooks you in, in the very first line, and never lets you go . . . utterly compelling and very satisfying . . . A wonderful portrayal of psychological obsession at its creepy best * Peter James for Big Issue North *
An outstanding debut that is more than a match for Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train * Sunday Times *
The Girl Before is a cat-and-mouse game that toys with our expectations and twists our sympathies. At times almost unbearably suspenseful, it keeps us guessing from the first page to the very last. Don't miss it * Joseph Finder *
Ingenious * The New York Times *
JP Delaney builds the suspense * Vanity Fair *
One of the best thrillers you'll read in 2017 * New York Journal of Books *
A fast-paced page-turner * The Lady *
Horribly compelling * Evening Standard *
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“Exciting,dark and gripping”
If you're looking for a great book to settle down with then 'The Girl Before' is perfect.
Jane (now) and Emma (Then) both accept a tenancy to the same house of One Folgate Street, but all is not as it... More
“A wonderful portrayal of psychological obsession....”
Award winning house with two women found dead inside, owner is irressistable and charismatic architect. Would you rent it and if you do, what happens when you start getting obsessed about how the other women died.... More
“A fantastic thriller”
The Girl Before is a stylish, clever thriller that I found near-impossible to put down. Highly recommended!!
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