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The Girl Before - J. P. Delaney

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Published: 31st January 2017
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Product Description

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.

About the Author

The Girl Before is the first psychological thriller from JP Delaney, a pseudonym for a writer who has previously written bestselling fiction under other names. It is being published in thirty-five countries. A film version is being brought to the screen by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard.

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The Girl Before
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Page-turner (6)
  • Easy to read (5)
  • Engaging characters (5)
  • Well written (5)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Travel reading (6)
  • Gift (3)
  • Younger readers (3)
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4.0

Gripping read

By 

from Shell Cove, NSW

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Pros

  • Great Twist
  • Keeps You Guessing
  • Page Turner

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel Reading

    Comments about The Girl Before:

    Found this book a little slow to begin with, but once it draws you in couldn't put it down.

     
    3.0

    A Good Read

    By 

    from Sydney

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Travel Reading
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Girl Before:

      I enjoyed reading this book, it was fast paced with an original story. A good book, just not great

       
      3.0

      A little disappointing

      By 

      from Perth, Western Australia

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      Pros

      • Easy To Read
      • Page-Turner

      Cons

      • Disappointing

      Best Uses

      • Travel Reading

      Comments about The Girl Before:

      this was a great fast-paced book with a great premise. I thought the character development was a little lacking and I found the ending a little underwhelming. Certainly deserves a read and definitely enjoyable but just not what I was expecting based on the reviews.

       
      5.0

      Great read

      By 

      from Melbourne

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      Pros

      • Engaging characters
      • Page-Turner
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers

        Comments about The Girl Before:

        Had seen this book on a few must read lists I bought it for a holiday and couldn't put it down it takes a couple of chapters to get into the then and now settings but well persevering... loved it

         
        3.0

        Average

        By 

        from Sydney, Australia

        About Me Bookworm

        Pros

        • Easy To Read

        Cons

        • Disappointing
        • Not What I Expected

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about The Girl Before:

        I was intrigued when I read the synopsis for this book. However, as I read I found that the writing wasn't particularly outstanding. The story itself is a great premise, the main characters were relatable to a point, it was just lacking something, I can't quite put my finger on it. The twist at the end was good but not completely unexpected, the way the story was told from two points of view was an interesting concept but I feel like the story was a bit flat, perhaps a bit too linear. I did end up reading it in a fairly short amount of time but it hasn't had me raving to my friends as some other novels have had me do lately. So you may enjoy it, if you like thrillers, or you may not. I think it is worth the read, or a good gift, I just don't have this book on my top ten favourites list.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very well written

        By 

        from Sydney

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        Pros

        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Fast Paced
        • Page-Turner
        • Well Written

        Cons

        • Not What I Expected

        Best Uses

        • Travel Reading
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about The Girl Before:

        Book is well written. Fast Paced and easy to read.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Couldn't put it down!

        By 

        from Condobolin

        About Me Casual Reader

        Pros

        • Engaging characters
        • Informative
        • Page-Turner
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel Reading

          Comments about The Girl Before:

          I loved this book! The characters were so well developed and the storyline was fantastic. I love books that you don't expect the ending and that was certainly the case with this book.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Thoroughly enjoyed this book!!!

          By 

          from Sydney, Australia

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          Pros

          • Easy To Read
          • Engaging characters
          • Page-Turner
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Lovers of Thrillers
            • Travel Reading

            Comments about The Girl Before:

            I was looking for a similar read to the likes of Sidney Shelton and found this one. It's not as intense but still a great read and I enjoyed the entwined stories of the two leading characters. A page turner til the end.

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            J.P. Delaney (whoever she or he actually is) gives us not just three extraordinary human characters - all of them, in their way, monsters of manipulation - but a house which becomes the book's fourth character. An uncomfortable place to live in every sense. - Australian Women's Weekly

            This book is a thrilling read. The more you read the more the house takes on a personality of it's own. - The Big Book Club

            This is probably the best novel you'll read all year. - Country Style

            ISBN: 9781786480286
            ISBN-10: 178648028X
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 400
            Published: 31st January 2017
            Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
            Country of Publication: GB
            Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 3.0
            Weight (kg): 0.52
            Edition Number: 1