The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney


*Many thanks to the publisher for my Netgalley review copy*

About the book:

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.

Out next month, you can preorder your copy by clicking HERE.

My thoughts:

I had seen some serious hype on social media about The Girl Before so I was thrilled to be approved on Netgalley to read and review it.

I’m a few days out from reading it and I still don’t know how I feel about it. I wasn’t blown away by it, but I was suitably gripped by it. It was definitely a compulsive read, so much so that I read it all in one day!

Told in alternating voices and timelines, The Girl Before is a rather clever book. There are plenty of psychological elements running through it, with more than enough to keep the reader turning those pages!

The characterisation is strong, and they will definitely be divisive,  but that’s not a bad thing by any means! I genuinely couldn’t stop reading their stories!

The Girl Before may have been wide of the mark for me, but it’s still a twisty and unreliable read. If you like your books dark and interesting then I would definitely recommend this one!

5 thoughts on “The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney

  1. I also read this in a day but was left feeling disappointed and like it was missing something. The ending was too neat and tidy for me and the characters motivations were too unrealistic for my liking.

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