The Girl Before

The Girl Before

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IF YOU ONLY READ ONE BOOK THIS YEAR, MAKE IT THE GIRL BEFORE...

'An outstanding debut that is more than a match for Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train' Sunday Times

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR
THE SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH
THE SIMON MAYO RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK

'DAZZLING' - Lee Child
'ADDICTIVE' - Daily Express
'DEVASTATING' - Daily Mail
'INGENIOUS' - The New York Times
'COMPULSIVE' - Glamour Magazine
'ELEGANT' - Peter James
'SEXY' - Mail on Sunday
'ENTHRALLING' - Woman and Home
'ORIGINAL' - The Times
'RIVETING' - Lisa Gardner
'CREEPY' - Heat
'SATISFYING' - Reader's Digest
'SUPERIOR' - The Bookseller

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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.

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Fans can now read Believe Me, JP's second book and another classic from the master of psychological suspense.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 37mm | 678g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1786480298
  • 9781786480293
  • 11,220

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This is going to be the buzziest book of 2017 . . . This year The Girl Before will be that book InStyle
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Horribly compelling * Evening Standard * A fast-paced page-turner * The Lady * One of the best thrillers you'll read in 2017 * New York Journal of Books * JP Delaney builds the suspense * Vanity Fair * Ingenious * The New York Times * 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 * An outstanding debut that is more than a match for Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train * Sunday Times * 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 more than worthy of the accolades . . . a complex triangle of twisted obsession . . . say goodbye to your nails * Boundless Magazine * A crisp psychological thriller * Sainsbury's Magazine * The plotting is exceptionally well thought-through * Irish Independent * Superior psychological suspense . . . a cleverly constructed thriller * The Bookseller * A masterfully crafted spellbinder . . . guaranteed to astonish * Booklist * A guaranteed best-seller * Prima * Riveting . . . Writing with precision and grace, Delaney strips away the characters' secrets until the raw truth of each is revealed * Publishers Weekly * Genuinely eerie . . . beautifully handled . . . the pages fly * USA Today * The most intriguing plot idea I've seen in a good while * The Spectator * A guaranteed best-seller * Red Magazine * Enthralling * Woman and Home * Constantly cranking up the suspense . . . a thoroughly satisfying read * Reader's Digest * The Girl Before is deservedly anointed the 'top girl' of this season's suspense novels * The Washington Post * A compulsive, sexy thriller that's set to soar * Glamour Magazine Online * Creepy . . . The buzz around this could not be fizzier * Heat * 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 * Original and brilliantly written * The Sun * A deeply addictive literary thriller that deserves to be one of this year's biggest successes * Daily Express * Original and entertaining * The Times * Slick, sexy, suspenseful and smart * Mail on Sunday * 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 * 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 * Dazzling - a pitch-perfect thriller * Lee Child * A remarkably poised (debut) psychological thriller * The Sunday Times * I was instantly gripped and held captivated by the pace and elegant writing. I devoured it in two straight sittings * Peter James * This is going to be the buzziest book of 2017 . . . This year The Girl Before will be that book * InStyle *
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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 has been published in forty-one countries.
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90,038 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 21% (18,898)
4 40% (35,631)
3 29% (26,376)
2 8% (6,963)
1 2% (2,170)
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