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The Girl Before
by J. P. Delaney


Overview - In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune, and another woman's mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune, and another woman's mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception.
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD
Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life.
The request seems odd, even intrusive--and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating.
EMMA
Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant--and it does.
JANE
After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space--and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home's previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people, and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.
Advance praise for The Girl Before
"Dazzling, startling, and above all cunning--a pitch-perfect novel of psychological suspense."--Lee Child
"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 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
"Riveting . . . Writing with precision and grace, Delaney strips away the characters' secrets until the raw truth of each is revealed."--Publishers Weekly
"Superior psychological suspense . . . a cleverly constructed thriller."--The Bookseller
"A masterfully crafted spellbinder . . . guaranteed to astonish."--Booklist (starred review)

From our buyer, Margaret Terwey: "Some readers are looking for another Girl-titled psychological suspense novel, and some readers have moved on. Whichever group you're in, you have to read The Girl Before. A control-freak architect, a high-tech townhouse with an app called "Housekeeper" that maintains control of the home, a few mysterious deaths, and a new tenant seeking asylum from her past combine to create a page-turner you'll want to read in one sitting. Ron Howard already has plans to bring The Girl Before to the big screen, and the publisher created a website where you can check out the house and the rules you have to follow to live there: www.onefolgatestreet.com."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780425285046
  • ISBN-10: 0425285049
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.24 pounds


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