The Girl Before

The Girl Before

A Novel

Book - 2017
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'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. 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. 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.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780425285046
0425285049
Branch Call Number: FIC/DELANEY
Characteristics: 336 pages ; 25 cm

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mimihardy
Apr 09, 2018

Lots of sex, mysterious deaths, really boring. Gave up after a few chapters.

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neesa11
Mar 08, 2018

Fun and easy read I couldn't put it down lots of twists and turns... read it in a day... not the best book I've ever read, but entertaining :)

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slarsen
Mar 06, 2018

YAWN

CRRL_MegRaymond Feb 27, 2018

Would you take a great deal on an architectural gem of an apartment if there were strange and disquieting strings attached to the deal?

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TaniaDunne
Feb 18, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to others if you liked the girl on the train!!

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CabiriCat
Feb 02, 2018

I actually really enjoyed this book and found it a compelling read...and this isn't really my preferred genre. (maybe that's why?) It was an eerie, interesting plot, without going too far down the road of gore. And I felt the book did a good job with it's ending.

This book is similar in vain to the "Girl on Train" which I found very compelling, albeit a little dark. And I preferred it to "The Woman in Cabin 10."

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Newmommy09
Jan 10, 2018

Dull writing, boring premise. I got through 30 pages and gave up. Pretentious and unappealing.

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nbaquino
Dec 28, 2017

Unique writing style, even the font looks different. Turns out the typeface is called Sabon by a German typographer. *Spoiler alert: the title is not who you think the book is about - surprising twist. Will surely check out JP Delaney's other books. Apparently it is a pseudonym of a famous writer. I wonder who?!

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matcat44
Nov 04, 2017

How anyone could consider this good is beyond me. Pretentious and boring.

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jjpaige
Sep 26, 2017

Misogynistic crap. Predictable.

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