Book review: The Girl Before by JP Delaney

Initially, I started reading the book on my short commute in the mornings and I just couldn’t get into it. It was a charity shop or give it another go and I am so glad I gave it another go! This is one of those books you need to really get into. It has a slow build up as the majority of the action takes place in the final few chapters. But I loved it! Goose bumps time. Twists and turns, you got it all!

After Jane loses her baby, she wants to move away to get away from the painful memories and for a fresh start.  One Folgate Street presents the chance to live in a beautiful ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, Edward.  The pristine walls and minimalist design however come at a price. The occupant must comply with an exacting list of rules. no books, no throw pillows, no photos or personal effects of any kind. No internet is permitted and everything is controlled by the in-built technology system.

Flowers start to appear outside the house and Jane soon realises that the previous previous tenant, Emma died there. Jane starts to realise that Emma was strikingly similar to herself in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices and meets the same people. Jane starts to wonder if her own fate will follow the girl before…


Hope you enjoy!
Lots of love,
Helen xoxo


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