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The Girl Before Audiobook

The Girl Before

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Publisher's Summary

What if something was too good to be true? In an eerie tale of chilling coincidences, two women who move into the same apartment discover their fates are inexplicably entwined.

The Sunday Times best-seller.

The New York Times best-seller.

The Radio 2 Book Club Choice - February 2017

Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection...but can you pay the price?

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. As twist after twist catches the reader off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense, page-turning portrayal of psychological obsession.

Following in the footsteps of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, The Girl Before is being brought to the big screen. The film is set to be directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard.

©2017 JP Delaney (P)2017 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"The tension is built up subtly, leading to a devastating climax. A really clever thriller... [the film] will no doubt become the third big 'Girl' film." (Daily Mail)
"I was instantly gripped and held captivated by the pace and elegant writing. I devoured it in two straight sittings." (Peter James)
"A deeply addictive literary thriller that deserves to be one of this year's biggest successes." (Daily Express)
"Original and entertaining." (The Times)
"A guaranteed best-seller." (Red Magazine)

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    Sararara 29/01/2017
    Sararara 29/01/2017
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    "50 Shades of Girl on a Train"

    Imagine Hitchcock's Vertigo, sexed up and then described by some very unreliable narrators then you've got The Girl Before.
    Not a bad book - in fact it's quite an an addictive page turner - I liked the (somewhat glamourised) architectural context and the deliberate repetitive scenarios, but all too 50 Shades in the sexy alpha male depiction (and husky female narrators).
    Talking of which, I found the two female narrators almost impossible to distinguish between which did become confusing - the book is probably clearer.

    30 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03/05/2017 Member Since 2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Gripping thriller"

    The dual time-line for the book was well-crafted, building the past and current characters in real time as each sub-plot progressed. Rather than being confusing (as I initially thought it might be) it served to implant the story firmly without the need to back-track. This makes the book flow really well. The characters were all believable giving validity to the twisting plot line. I had my own theory of who the antagonist might be from the mid-point of the book, but was surprised, but not disappointed to be proved wrong at the end. All loose ends are neatly tied at the conclusion, some of which, I personally would have liked left to flail in my imagination. The narration was excellent, transforming the travel time to Wales and back from tedium to excitement.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel 04/05/2017
    Rachel 04/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Edge of my seat!"

    Excellent read, twists and turns all the way through.
    Great narration by all readers.
    Definitely recommend.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. Sian E. Rault UK 03/05/2017
    Mrs. Sian E. Rault UK 03/05/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "fascinating"

    Loved it, male voice poses impossible questions for me to answer. The allure of difficult men.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 21/04/2017
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    "Pretty good!"

    I read a review before choosing this book that referred to it as 50 shades meets the girl on the train and thought it was strange but it's actually a pretty good way to sum it up. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, certainly different to anything I have read before and kept me wanting to find out what was going on. A few surprises along the way and I think it's a book I'll remember for some time due to the strange events and characters.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Denise 02/05/2017
    Denise 02/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great production"

    Easy to listen to and a gripping story. Listened to the entire book in 3 days.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Lowe 29/01/2017
    Sandra Lowe 29/01/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Gripping"

    From the beginning this book grips you. Just when you have think you have it figured there is another twist. Finished it in 24 hours as couldn't stop listening.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 02/05/2017
    Sarah 02/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Good mystery"

    Very intriguing from the start. An interesting situation and good twists and turns throughout. Would recommend to anyone who likes a good mystery.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J R Cordery 02/05/2017
    J R Cordery 02/05/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Brilliant"

    Haunting yet gripping with lots of twists. Beautifully narrated. Looking forward to the next one from the author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Z. OConnor Ireland 30/04/2017
    Z. OConnor Ireland 30/04/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "Very enjoyable thriller"

    Only quibble is Emilia Fox's habit of putting on a surly deep voice and/or mockney accent for every male character. Very distracting!! I thought Finty Williams was perfect!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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