The Girl Before

The Girl Before by JP Delaney
Authors
JP Delaney
ISBN
9781786480286
Published
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Paperback
Pages
416
Dimensions
153 x 233 x 34mm

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.
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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.
ISBN:
9781786480286
Publication Date:
31 / 01 / 2017
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
153 x 233 x 34mm
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Kinky control sadist male? check! Strict rules that females who meet a very specific criteria muct adhre to? check! Two eerily similar stories, one from before, and one from now, packed full of suspense that will leave you wanting to turn the next page as fast as you can whilst also leaving you in suspense, not wanting to find out what happens next just quite yet! - Petrina (QBD)
, 17/06/2017
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This story has such a rapid fire pace it is very hard to put down. At its core, it is a story about what we value in terms of privacy, our innermost secrets and how much about ourselves we are willing to share, what rules we are willing to live by and what we will ultimately give up, although not always through our own choice. Get this book, lock the door, grab the wine and polish both off. - Nathan (QBD)
, 10/06/2017
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Would you rent a house owned by a mysterious landlord, who sets a weird application process, and knowing the last tenant Emma was murdered ? Jane would ! But then Jane wonders if her life is going to head the same way as Emma. A great read with heaps of twists and turns. A must read for fans of Gone Girl and Fifty Shades of Grey - Peter (QBD)
, 08/06/2017
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Soon to be another movie adaptation, “based on the book...” JP Delaney has written another one of those 'girl' books (think Gone Girl, Girl on the Train). A psychological thriller with alternating perspectives between Emma (then) and Jane (now), with a very controlling Christian Grey type antagonist. While an easy read with short chapters, the novel is predictable and at times convulted. - Stacey (QBD)
, 06/06/2017
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Delaney reveals each character one twisted flaw at a time. Slyly showing each motivation but not necessarily in the order it orginally occured. I felt completely manipulated and completely enthralled. A fabulous way to pass the day and every bit as good as Gone Girl or The Couple Next Door. This one will stay with you long after you have put it down. - Gillian (QBD)
, 06/06/2017
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When Jane needs a fresh start she finds herself with the opportunity to live in the perfect house for the perfect price. The only catch: the house will record data and track her every move. Jane soon discovers that the girl before her had died a mysterious death and she starts to untangle the truth from the lies. Fast paced and intruiging JP Delaney will keep you guessing until the very end. - Elizabeth (QBD)
, 06/06/2017
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The Girl Before is an amazing read. The books was really fast paced and captured my attention getting me hooked to the story so that I couldn't wait to read it through till the end to find out what happened. The plot was very creative with an ending that was a total surprise. Definately a read for those that like 'Gone Girl' and 'The One Who Got Away'. - Cassandra (QBD)
, 06/06/2017
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I found the whole thriller aspect long and drawn out. Some chapters "Now" and "Then" were very repetitive. However I did enjoy the way the chapters were written between Emma and Jane. Overall for me this was a poor attempt to mimic the heights set by "Gone girl" and "Girl on the train". - Gina (QBD)
, 05/06/2017
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"The Girl Before" grips you right from the start and doesn't let go until the very end. It follows two women, Emma -before- and Jane -after- as they move into the beautiful but sinister One Folgate Street. This dark, brooding tale was full of tension and the split timeline of the narrative added to the suspense. If you want a psychologically intriguing rollercoaster of a read, pick this one up! - Zoe (QBD)
, 05/06/2017
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Intriguing from the first page. Is a life of beauty and perfection worth your life? The story moves between Emma, a young woman who mysteriously dies in a ultra modern, yet slightly creepy house & Jane who has moved into the house herself. Is it the house killing these young woman or the man who designed the house after a tragedy of his own? It keeps you guessing and you won't see the twist! - Jodie (QBD)
, 05/06/2017
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The Girl Before is an amazing book that is similar to 'The Girl on the Train' with an unpredictable ending that made me re-read the whole thing again. Jane finds an amazing house that is not available to anyone. Rules must be followed by the handsome owner, Edward, known to be a suspect for a previous murder in the house. - Ayano (QBD)
, 05/06/2017
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Then and Now: Jane and Emma have alot in common very attractive young women each with a problem that seems unsolvable in the real world. One beautiful house with a low rent but the high price of living in it is lots of rules and the man that owns it. Will this combination be a salvation or the demise of them both? A great psychological thriller. - Karen (QBD)
, 05/06/2017
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Who was the girl before? What happened to her? Is the new girl who moves into the elusive One Folgate Street going to meet the same fate? This novel is a slightly darker take on the ever growing suspense genre and it kept me up at night, it kept me wondering what happened through the day and it's definitely one I struggled to put down. For fans of Gone Girl who want something a little more mature. - Zoe (QBD)
, 05/06/2017
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If Hitchcock were writing contemporary thrillers, this would be the tale... introspectively complex, riddled with psychological obsessions and creepy to the core; JP Delaney recalls the age-old adage, "if something is too good to be true, it isn't"... As good as Candice Fox, Charlea Donlea or Karin Slaughter. - Amy (QBD)
, 05/06/2017
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Why so many books with 'girl' in the title … particularly when around 65% of the time, the 'girl' in question is a woman? It ups the stakes through a greater sense of vulnerability … and it's a particularly interesting variety of vulnerability that Delaney explores in her 'girl' novel. It's mesmerising how the two 'girls' are interplayed with across time and through both place and events. - Jeremy (QBD)
, 05/06/2017
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The Girl Before has an intriguing premise, and even though the set up initially seems a little far-fetched, JP Delaney maneouvered it so that in the world of the novel, it was perfectly understandable. They did an excellent job of grabbing my attention by revealing threads of the plot strand by strand, and I'm excited to read more of the novel and figure out what exactly is going on! - Madeleine (QBD)
, 05/06/2017
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If you like psychological thrillers, full of intrigue and mystery, this is for you! Jane, who is looking for a fresh start, completes an intense questionnaire to rent a new house. Designed by a famous architect, it seemed too good to be true. As the story advances, Jane realises that not is all as it seems, as the previous tenant before her, Emma, mysteriously meets her death within those walls.. - Leisha (QBD)
, 04/06/2017
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A finely-crafted thriller, 'The Girl Before' is split between present-day Jane and the girl before, Emma, as each girl moves into the architectural masterpiece One Folgate Street. However, Emma is dead in Jane's narrative and as Jane begins to unravel the mystery, the body count seems to be rising. Twisted and complex, 'The Girl Before' kept me turning page after page. - Caitlin (QBD)
, 04/06/2017
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I like myself a good thriller, and at the moment, authors are releasing them left right and centre. The Girl Before is likened to Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, and so the hype for this is extraordinary. I'm not going to say I loved this title, but it was good and I was impressed with the ending. I would definitely recommend this for people who love a good thriller. - Lisa (QBD)
, 03/06/2017
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For those who love "Gone Girl" thrillers and "50 shades of Gray" action you'll love this one. A great read for those who love a twist in the story. - James (QBD)
, 02/06/2017
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An obvious attempt to cash in on the bizarre success of the Fifty Shades series and clinch a movie deal, The Girl Before tells the story of two woman chosen by an obsessive architect to live in the austerely minimalist flat he has built over the dead bodies of his wife and child, who he may or may not have killed. The second woman tries to solve the apparent murder of the first. Airport novel. - Stephen (QBD)
, 02/06/2017
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The Girl Before is a searing debut about two women whose lives are in the balance, the house that binds them, and the man behind it all. Nothing is as perfect as it seems, so will Jane and Emma's fates be the same as the girl before? This is a tale of psychological manipulation at its most gripping...if you want to know what really happened at One Folgate St - turn the page and step right in. - Eugenia (QBD)
, 02/06/2017
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Jane has suffered tragedy and is looking for change in her life so she moves into One Folgate Street. After moving in she discovers the previous tenant met a mysterious death there. Emma's past and Jane's present become entwined in this fast paced, twisted and unpredictable page turner.. This was definitely a compulsive read, so much so that I read the entire thing in one day. - Belinda (QBD)
, 01/06/2017
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Be careful what you look for in a house when you're house hunting....you don't want to leave in a body bag like the last tenant!! Written in alternating chapters by Jane, the current tennant and Emma, the previous tenant, this book keeps you guessing all the way through to the end. - Kellie (QBD)
, 01/06/2017
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This psychological thriller keeps the readers interest with lots of unexpected twists and turns. The story follows the lives of Emma and Jane told in alternating chapters between past and present. The book takes you deeply into all of the characters. An intriguing thriller that keeps you reading without losing interest right until the end. - Colette (QBD)
, 01/06/2017
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Could you drop all of your lifelong belongings, attachments and live in a house that does everything for you? Almost seems to good to be true doesn't it? This is the case for Jane when she discovers there is more secrets to this minimalist house than meets the eye. Combining the narratives of past Emma and Current Jane to keep the reader hooked and guessing to the very end,who was the girl before? - Amorette (QBD)
, 01/06/2017
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In JP Delaney's newest masterpiece, "The Girl Before", Jane strives to uncover the truth about her new home's previous tenant, Emma, who's death is fraught with mysterious circumstances. This enthralling psychological thiller is a must read for fans of Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl". - Kale (QBD)
, 01/06/2017
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The concept for this book seemed particularly appealing: slightly creepy, dual narrative, debut author. Unfortunately, for me, it's failing. The writing is deliberately repetitive, the female characters are unbelievable and lacking in personality, there's a lot of bad sex scenes, and the end is predictable. Not my favourite read at all. - Shoshana (QBD)
, 31/05/2017
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This psychological thirller follows two young ladies, Emma and Jane, each trying to move on from tragic pasts. As their lives start to intertwine all the twists and turns start to unfold one after the other. This book left me on the edge of my seat trying to guess what would happen next. Great read. Loved it. I highly recommend this book for lovers of Gone Girl and Girl On The Train. - Barbara (QBD)
, 30/05/2017
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The Girl Before – J P Delaney This book follows 2 women's lives in the pristine 1 Folgate St. After a traumatic experience Jane (NOW) needs to feel safe where she lives and 1 Folgate st seems like the perfect haven,despite the very extensive list of rules & requirements. After moving in Jane learns the story of Emma (THEN) who was also a tenant and met an untimely and mysterious death in the house. As Jane delves into the story of Emma she questions whether her safe haven really is safe. A great physiological thriller that will have you intrigued on every page.. - Melissa (QBD)
, 30/05/2017
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Jane is looking for a fresh start when she discovers a beautiful ultra-minimalist house with affordable rent. The catch? There are over 200 rules which she must abide including the most crazy rule of all, no books allowed! All is not as it seems as secrets unravel about the previous owners mysterious death. The Girl Before had my full attention from beginning to end! For fans of Girl on the Train. - Belinda (QBD)
, 29/05/2017
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After a traumatising break-in has her scrambling for the "Rooms for Rent" section, Emma finds the opportunity of a lifetime, One Folgate Street - cheap, beautiful and shared with the handsome architect himself. It all seems too good to be true...until she begins to stumble across clues left by the previous tenant, the girl who bore a startling resemblance to Emma until she was found murdered. - Jack (QBD)
, 29/05/2017
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One Folgate Street, new house, new life, new beginning...or is it the beginning of the end?? It is a roller coaster ride of twists, turns and thrills around every corner. Read it if you liked Girl on the Train. - Yvonne (QBD)
, 27/05/2017
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The Girl Before is a psychological thriller that gave me a sense of Deja Vu as I devoured every page. It switches point of view between Jane and Emma as they navigate a relationship with the architect of their ultra-modern house in an eerily similar way and the house of their dreams. But is this house really worth dying for? I couldn't put it down! - Lana (QBD)
, 27/05/2017
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The Girl Before, by J P Delaney, is an excellent psychological thriller that alternates between two girls' lives. As someone who never reads crime, I loved this novel and was intrigued by its exploration the minimalist lifestyle and the workings of the inner psyche. This novel connected with my own mental experiences and I found myself guessing who the perpetrator was, until I was proven wrong. - Stephanie (QBD)
, 27/05/2017
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Move over Christian Grey, there's a new player in town and its up to Jane to figure out if he is friend or foe. With every page bursting with mystery and intrigue, this novel will have you hooked; working on the riddle that is the enigmatic & meticulous Edward Monkford. This book brings together passion and mystery in a way that has been previously untouched. A must read for epic thriller fans! - Erin (QBD)
, 27/05/2017
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1 Folgate St London is a special house, and only a certain type of person can live there. There are exhaustive and exacting rules to follow, an iron clad lease to sign & each tenant must be approved by the architect before moving in. The architect is a controlling perfectionist who seems to be re-creating the perfect relationship. I loved how this novel had so many twists and turns, brilliant! - Kerryn (QBD)
, 26/05/2017
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Set in the ultra-minimalist house of One Folgate Street, this tantalising thriller will draw you in until the final page-turning moment. Jane follows in the wake of Emma; The Girl Before, and soon learns of her mysterious death. In a fight for survival, Jane finds that the people she cares for – and the very house she lives in – have turned against her. For fans of Gone Girl and Girl On the Train. - Sean (QBD)
, 26/05/2017
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Reading this was like getting into a car, being told you're going to the zoo and ending up at the dentist. I really, really wanted to like it and I did up to a certain point. The characters are interesting, the story line hooks you but then the lying and manipulating starts and almost every character has a motive. What was almost a brilliant read is lost to an 'every man for himself' mentality. - Karen (QBD)
, 24/05/2017
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This psychological thriller is centred around a mysterious house that is going cheap on the rental market but as per the old saying its...too good to be true.... The mysterious cover caught my eye and I knew I had to find out a little more about this house. I must admit, the storyline didn’t go down the path I'd envisioned for the book, but Id enjoyed it nevertheless. Anyone who likes a thriller that keeps you on your toes should crack this one open. Girl On The Train lovers will enjoy this one too - Belinda (QBD)
, 08/03/2017

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