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The Girl Before

A Novel

by JP Delaney


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  • In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Woman in Cabin 10, 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.
    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.
    Praise for The Girl Before
    "Dazzling, startling, and above all cunning—a pitch-perfect novel of psychological suspense."—Lee Child
    "The Girl Before generates a fast pace. . . . [J. P.] Delaney intersperses ethics questions on stand-alone pages throughout the book. . . . The single most ingenious touch is that we're not provided either woman's answers."—The New York Times
    "J. P. Delaney builds the suspense."Vanity Fair
    "Immediate guarantee: You will not be able to put this book down. . . . Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will realize that there's not only more where that came from, but it's also more thrilling."American Booksellers Association
  • Publication Details

    Random House Publishing Group
    Ballantine Books
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    Available in:
    United States, Singapore, Egypt, Finland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Thailand, Czech Republic, Denmark, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong


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    JP Delaney (Author)

    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 is being published in thirty-five countries. A film version is being brought to the ...

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