The Girl Before

The Girl Before

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"A psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune, and another woman's mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780425285046
Characteristics: 336 pages ; 25 cm


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Sep 05, 2017

Not worth it - boring!

Sep 04, 2017

A good read. Two separate yet connected stories. Good plot twists and keeps you guessing.

Aug 27, 2017

This is a fast-faced and riveting psychological thriller. Smoothly moving from Emma's past to Jane's present, the author captures the reader with increasing suspense and surprising twists & turns.

JP Delaney is a pseudonym for a writer who has previously published best-selling novels under another name; supposedly, Tony Strong. "The Girl Before" is to be made into a film soon (directed by Ron Howard).

Aug 23, 2017

The Girl Before is fast paced thriller, told from alternating perspectives of 2 women who occupy the same residence years apart. There was a creepiness to the story that had me double checking all the closets in my apartment before bed. Parts of the story are given to the reader in bursts and spurts, and some threads are never truly explained - however I don't feel like that detracted from the overall plot itself. An internet search shows that the movie rights have been sold and Ron Howard is set to direct. It'll make a good movie, with plenty of suspense and mystery.

Aug 14, 2017

Initially I was hooked by the intriguing details, but it did not take long for the redundant and overt sexual content to really put me off. I don't know how it ends, and I actually do not care.

Aug 10, 2017

Maybe it will make a better movie than a book. Tried to have a mysterious, twisty ending but didn't succeed. Tiresome and took too long to get to the end.

Aug 03, 2017

Read the reviews and tried to get into this. Totally boring. I read for 5 chapters and gave up.

Jul 28, 2017

This is a book I could not put down once I started it. I really enjoyed it more than 'Gone Girl' or 'Girl On A Train'. It was much better than either of those and scarier.

Jun 29, 2017

The book is too clever for its own good. The ending was a complete miss. It was clear that the author just tossed something in to make a twist. You will see no evidence of what was written being true. I don't have respect for writers who do that.

I would not recommend this book to anyone.

Jun 29, 2017

I loved this book, I'd say it's probably my favourite book that I've read this year. An easy read with out being mind numbing, as some easy reads are. I was very engaged and found it easy to whip through several pages in a sitting. It's the kind of book I would take everywhere and pry open every chance I got. I liked the resolution to the story, but the ending itself was a bit meh.

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