A gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of The Woman in the Window and The Wife Between Us.
"There's something I have to explain, my love," he says, taking your hand in his.
"That wasn't a dream. It was an upload."
Abbie wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there. The man by her side explains that he's her husband. He's a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley's most innovative startups. He tells Abbie she's a gifted artist, a doting mother to their young son, and the perfect wife.
Five years ago, she suffered a terrible accident. Her return from the abyss is a miracle of science, a breakthrough in artificial intelligence that has taken him half a decade to achieve.
But as Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins questioning her husband's motives - and his version of events. Can she trust him when he says he wants them to be together for ever? And what really happened to her, half a decade ago?
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 has been published in forty-one countries.
Seriously, amazingly, awesomely brilliant - CJ Tudor, author of The Chalk ManA tour-de-force.
and uniquely disturbing
21st-century twist on the unreliable narrator
makes for a compulsive and deeply thought-provoking psychological thriller
- Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home
A completely original psychological thriller
that grabs you and doesn't let go - Karen Cleveland, author of Need to KnowDynamic, razor-sharp
. . . The Perfect Wife
is a cutting-edge
suspense novel unlike any you've read before. A must read!
- Mary Kubica, author of The Good GirlScarily believable and utterly thought-provoking
. I genuinely feared for Abbie and couldn't figure out who to trust in this unputdownable
- Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
I was instantly gripped
and held captivated by the pace and elegant writing. I devoured it
in two straight sittings - Peter JamesDazzling
- a pitch-perfect thriller - Lee ChildSlick, sexy, suspenseful
- Mail on Sunday