April 30, 2018

ARC Review: The Girl Before b J.P Delaney

Title: The Girl Before
Author: J.P. Delaney
Series: none
Genre: suspense, mystery

In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune and another woman's mysterious fate through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception.

Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard.

Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life.

The request seems odd, even intrusive - and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating.


Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant - and it does.


After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street, she is instantly drawn to the space - and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home's previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people, and experiences the same terror as the girl before.

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This was a refreshing take on a mystery novel. Not one of those jaw-dropping stories which keep you on your toes but a smartly crafted story which kept getting interesting with every new chapter. This is a very well-written and thought out the story with incredible depth to the characters and detail.

I'm glad I went in blind without even reading the blurb, totally paid off!

*ARC kindly provided by the publisher, via NetGalley for an honest review*

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