The Girl Before (Paperback)
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The Girl Before (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages
Published: 25/01/2018
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Waterstones Says

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.

Following in the footsteps of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, The Girl Before is being brought to the big screen by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781786480262
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 305 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

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

A tense psychological thriller, replete with twists and turns - Cosmopolitan

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Paperback

“Tense !!!”

Only half way through reading this and cannot put it down , hope it continues with its brilliant edge of the seat stuff !!!!

Paperback edition
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“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

Paperback edition
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“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

Paperback edition
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