The Girl Before

The Girl Before

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER THE SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH THE SIMON MAYO RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB CHOICE 'This is going to be the buzziest book of 2017 ...This year The Girl Before will be that book' InStyle 'A girl thriller that outdoes Paula Hawkins' Sunday Times Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection ...but can you pay the price? 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. Following in the footsteps of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, The Girl Before is being brought to the big screen by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard. 'A really clever thriller ...[the film] will no doubt become the third big "Girl" film' Daily Mail 'A deeply addictive literary thriller that deserves to be one of this year's biggest successes' Daily Expressshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 37mm | 674g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1786480298
  • 9781786480293
  • 758

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This is going to be the buzziest book of 2017 ... This year The Girl Before will be that book InStyle I was instantly gripped and held captivated by the pace and elegant writing. I devoured it in two straight sittings Peter James A remarkably poised (debut) psychological thriller The Sunday Times Dazzling - a pitch-perfect thriller Lee Child The tension is built up subtly, leading to a devastating climax. A really clever thriller ... [the film] will no doubt become the third big 'Girl' film Daily Mail Riveting! One of the most compelling page-turners I've read in years. Twisty, turny, and with an ending not to be missed! Lisa Gardner Slick, sexy, suspenseful and smart Mail on Sunday Original and entertaining The Times Enthralling Woman and Home A guaranteed best-seller Red Magazine The most intriguing plot idea I've seen in a good while The Spectator A deeply addictive literary thriller that deserves to be one of this year's biggest successes Daily Express Original and brilliantly written The Sun Genuinely eerie ... beautifully handled ... the pages fly USA Today Riveting ... Writing with precision and grace, Delaney strips away the characters' secrets until the raw truth of each is revealed Publishers Weekly A guaranteed best-seller Prima Get hooked on this hair-raiser about a woman who scores what seems like her dream home ... until she finds out the mysterious fate of the previous tenant Cosmopolitan A masterfully crafted spellbinder ... guaranteed to astonish Booklist Superior psychological suspense ... a cleverly constructed thriller The Bookseller Creepy ... The buzz around this could not be fizzier Heat The plotting is exceptionally well thought-through Irish Independent A crisp psychological thriller Sainsbury's Magazine A compulsive, sexy thriller that's set to soar Glamour Magazine Online The Girl Before is more than worthy of the accolades ... a complex triangle of twisted obsession ... say goodbye to your nails Boundless Magazine The Girl Before is deservedly anointed the 'top girl' of this season's suspense novels The Washington Post A great thriller and one that instantly hooks you in, in the very first line, and never lets you go ... utterly compelling and very satisfying ... A wonderful portrayal of psychological obsession at its creepy best Peter James for Big Issue North The Girl Before is a cat-and-mouse game that toys with our expectations and twists our sympathies. At times almost unbearably suspenseful, it keeps us guessing from the first page to the very last. Don't miss it Joseph Finder Ingenious The New York Times Constantly cranking up the suspense ... a thoroughly satisfying read Reader's Digest JP Delaney builds the suspense Vanity Fair One of the best thrillers you'll read in 2017 New York Journal of Booksshow more

About J. P. Delaney

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 more

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This is going to be the buzziest book of 2017 . . . This year The Girl Before will be that book InStyleshow more

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14,338 ratings
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4 39% (5,639)
3 28% (4,034)
2 8% (1,085)
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