The Girl Before

Posted April 11, 2017 by Books & Alochol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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The Girl Before
JP Delaney
Balentine Books
January 24, 2017


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.

   I am now painstakingly waiting for this amazing mystery, thriller to be made in to a motion picture.  This page turner plays out the lives of two women,  Emma and Jane and one house.  One Folgate street is the architectural home about to reveal so many dark and dangerous secrets.  Full of technological  genius and simplicity.  The house is bare essentials at its best.  Best quickly turns into the worse for both of these ladies.  After both suffer a tragic life circumstance, this house just calls to them.

         Is it the call of promise or desolateness?  Only the women will write their own future with many erie feelings and red flags,  they will both have to choose what feels right.  Is the mind and body playing tricks on them or is this amazing home becoming a horror story?  With exes, jealousy, owners, liars, and major twists and turns, be prepared to have your mind blown, well done JP Delaney,  well done!

5 Stars! Buy the book


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