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 289 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

  • 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.
  • Wow! What a thriller!

    5
    By Maggiemightdo14
    I read this book in a day. I just could not put it down!! Such a twist to it that I did not see coming! Gripping and very clever writing.
  • The girl before

    5
    By KS Harrison
    Loved it , couldn't put it down
  • Really enjoyed this book

    4
    By Duls7142
    Read it in a day, couldn't put it down!
  • The girl before

    5
    By Kathykath92
    I have just finished reading this book and although at the beginning it was difficult to get into as the story started off slow it was a fantastic read! Even when I wasn't reading this the story was going around in my mind about the characters. The ending had a fantastic spin on it where everything made perfect sense. Would highly recommend to others.
  • The girl befor

    5
    By Red it
    Very good, keeps you guessing
  • Bizarre

    4
    By Lise1978
    A very strange book, infact I've not come across anything like this before. I really enjoyed the story, once I got my head round who was who, and a few nice twists to the story along the way. Worth reading if your looking for something a bit different
  • The Girl Before

    5
    By Gilljo30
    I was hooked from the minute I started reading! LOVED :)