The Girl Before - J.P. Delaney

The Girl Before

By J.P. Delaney

  • Release Date: 2017-01-26
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 444 Ratings

Description

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
THE SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH
THE SIMON MAYO RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB CHOICE

'This is going to be the buzziest book of 2017 . . . This year The Girl Before will be that book' InStyle

'A girl thriller that outdoes Paula Hawkins' Sunday Times

'A really clever thriller . . . [the film] will no doubt become the third big "Girl" film' Daily Mail

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.

'A deeply addictive literary thriller that deserves to be one of this year's biggest successes' Daily Express

Reviews

  • Excellent read

    5
    By The Cloughs
    I love the story format describing two lives that intertwine in a clever and gripping fashion.
  • Page turner

    5
    By Muir0800
    Creepy and captivating
  • Addictive read

    3
    By Kjd004
    Enjoyed this book. Was hooked from the beginning -the kind of book that you can just read and read. This is a story that you can't quite predict the ending to.
  • Gripping

    5
    By danny20397
    I could never stop reading with this one, always had you wondering. And a great twist!
  • Good Holiday Read

    3
    By Deblarrr
    Kept me guessing all the way through, and I had to keep telling my partner about things as they happened !! I couldn't put this one down, a good holiday read that keeps you thinking.
  • Good

    4
    By Shizcasj
    I loved this book! I read this as I was holidaying in Egypt and I probably spent more time reading this than enjoying the sun! Totally unpredictable which is what I love when it comes to books and the outcome was well thought out. I liked each individual characters and I loved how the author allowed us to understand the personalities and characteristics of each person in the book. A very good read. I could not put this book down, and if you begin to read this you will understand why!
  • Surprisingly good!

    4
    By imwalkingtheplank
    Gripping read I just couldn't put it down.
  • Not really a thriller

    2
    By Jane16780
    Average book
  • Enthralling

    5
    By Pludolf1
    If ever a book was meant to be turned into a film... This was an excellent read, fully deserving of the five star rating. I was always eager to get back to it until the very last sentence.
  • Riveting

    5
    By Skylark75
    Read this in two sittings, missed a whole Saturday..but totally worth it. Thought provoking and very intense. Perfect.