Book Review: The Girl Before

29 June 2017|

Title: The Girl Before

Author: JP Delaney

Genre: Domestic Thriller

Main Characters:

  • Emma – The first tenant
  • Jane – The second tenant
  • Simon – Emma’s boyfriend
  • Edward Monkford – The architect and owner of the property


Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to live in a beautiful ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in, she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma,met a mysterious death there – and starts to wonder if her own story will be a re-run of the girl before.


I couldn’t put this book down – there was a twist in every chapter. The psychological obsession of characters kept me coming back for me and completely intrigued. It really sucked me in and I was surprised at the outcome.

Have you read it? What did you think?

Any other good book recommendations?



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