The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney

Book blurb…

Everything that is yours, was once hers . . .

Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection . . . but can you pay the price?

For all fans of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and GONE GIRL comes this spellbinding Hitchcockian thriller which takes psychological suspense to the next level.

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.

My thoughts…

Gripping, a page turner, well paced, compelling—all these describe The Girl Before.

Totally addictive probably says it all. While I read this story, nothing else mattered in my day—not what came before, or what was to come after. I was as obsessed with this book—its premise (too real and too terrifying), its characters, and the extraordinary house.

Cleverly crafted, with the two female characters so entwined in each others lives, yet only one is alive in present day.

This story needs to be read, not described, so I shall say no more.

Review also placed on Goodreads

Published by Hachette Australia

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About Jeannette

I'm living the dream, reading my way around this country and living in a 5th wheeler caravan.
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