The most gripping marriage thriller since Gone Girl
A whirlwind romance. A perfect marriage.
Hannah Reilly has seized her chance at happiness.
Until the day her husband fails to come home . . .
The more questions Hannah asks, the fewer answers she finds. But are the secrets that Mark has been keeping designed to protect him or protect her?
And can you ever really know what happened before you met?
About the Author
Lucie Whitehouse was born in Warwickshire in 1975, read Classics at Oxford University and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is author of The House at Midnight and the TV Book Club pick The Bed I Made.
Loved Gone Girl? (Who didn't?) This is the Brit version; another relationship that's not as it seems, but with a London flavour. Warning: you won't want to put it down Glamour Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse gets down and dirty in Hannah and Mark's marriage and is as tense a read as Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl ... Read in one sitting ASOS Magazine A plot that twists on every page and a shocking didn't-see-that-coming ending make Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse a proper nail-biter Good Housekeeping Thriller of the Month A creepily effective thriller, Whitehouse ramping up the chills with her dark wintry weather and her glimpses into the creation of a disturbed mind ... She marshals her creations to an enjoyably nail-biting, spine-tingling denouement Observer Thriller of the Month The twists and turns in this latest thriller from the author of the excellent The House At Midnight will keep you guessing right up until the end Bella Whitehouse cleverly builds the suspense bit by bit, taking the reader deftly from the couple's initial newlywed bliss to Hannah's growing realization that things may not be what they seem. Astute readers will ... enjoy this well-drawn, taught thriller all the way to the end Kirkus An enjoyable and readable story about people of today Literary Review Picks up speed and builds to a tense, unexpected climax. Hannah is a strong and likable heroine Publishers Weekly A fiendishly spun tissue of lies and charm eventually gives way to a bloody showdown Independent If you've become hooked on psychological thrillers since the super-successful Gone Girl, then this has a similar setting ... Enough secrets, lies and dodgy revelations scattered throughout to keep you reading Heat Layer upon layer of paranoia and suspicion make this novel a compulsive read. This is a thriller that plays on deep human vulnerabilities and emotions, carrying the reader from chapter to chapter **** The Lady The tension builds revelation by revelation and barely loosens its grip throughout Independent Fans of best-selling thriller Gone Girl, should definitely pick themselves up a copy of this relatable and perfectly pitched new novel by Lucie Whitehouse. With more suspense, intrigue and tension than you can shake a stick at Pride Magazine An intense, compelling psychological thriller designed to keep the reader guessing until the very last turn of the page Choice Magazine Tense, fast-moving and very readable Sun The delicate unravelling of relationships in 'Chick Noir' is a new guilty pleasure. Enjoy Grazia
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 16th January 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.45