The Girl Before

The Girl Before

A Novel

Book - 2017
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A psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune, and another woman's mysterious fate, through duplicity, death, and deception. Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma moves to One Folgate Street. After a personal tragedy, Jane wants a fresh start at One Folgate Street, and soon she learns about the untimely death of the home's previous tenant, Emma. She begins to investigate the girl before.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9780385686914
Characteristics: 336 pages


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Feb 18, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to others if you liked the girl on the train!!

Feb 02, 2018

I actually really enjoyed this book and found it a compelling read...and this isn't really my preferred genre. (maybe that's why?) It was an eerie, interesting plot, without going too far down the road of gore. And I felt the book did a good job with it's ending.

This book is similar in vain to the "Girl on Train" which I found very compelling, albeit a little dark. And I preferred it to "The Woman in Cabin 10."

Jan 10, 2018

Dull writing, boring premise. I got through 30 pages and gave up. Pretentious and unappealing.

Dec 28, 2017

Unique writing style, even the font looks different. Turns out the typeface is called Sabon by a German typographer. *Spoiler alert: the title is not who you think the book is about - surprising twist. Will surely check out JP Delaney's other books. Apparently it is a pseudonym of a famous writer. I wonder who?!

Nov 04, 2017

How anyone could consider this good is beyond me. Pretentious and boring.

Sep 26, 2017

Misogynistic crap. Predictable.

Sep 05, 2017

Not worth it - boring!

Sep 04, 2017

A good read. Two separate yet connected stories. Good plot twists and keeps you guessing.

Aug 27, 2017

This is a fast-faced and riveting psychological thriller. Smoothly moving from Emma's past to Jane's present, the author captures the reader with increasing suspense and surprising twists & turns.

JP Delaney is a pseudonym for a writer who has previously published best-selling novels under another name; supposedly, Tony Strong. "The Girl Before" is to be made into a film soon (directed by Ron Howard).

Aug 23, 2017

The Girl Before is fast paced thriller, told from alternating perspectives of 2 women who occupy the same residence years apart. There was a creepiness to the story that had me double checking all the closets in my apartment before bed. Parts of the story are given to the reader in bursts and spurts, and some threads are never truly explained - however I don't feel like that detracted from the overall plot itself. An internet search shows that the movie rights have been sold and Ron Howard is set to direct. It'll make a good movie, with plenty of suspense and mystery.

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