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The Girl Before
The Girl Before
Author: J. P. Delaney
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. — EMMA - 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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780525618669
ISBN-10: 052561866X
Publication Date: 12/31/2018
Pages: 480
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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junie avatar reviewed The Girl Before on + 630 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I love psychological thrillers, but this one didn't do it for me. The premise is ridiculous; Emma rents the house with at least 200 clauses of what the renter cannot do. The "House" will be watching what is happening and will shut down water and lights and reboot computers if the rules are not followed. "Housekeeper" will be watching every move. HUH? Big Brother?

No personal items allowed , no throw pillows, no pets, no pictures, no books, no clutter of any kind. But Emma is desperate and the rent is low because of the rules.

The story continues with the untimely death of Emma as Jane moves in. The chapters alternate between Emma and Jane as it tells the tale about the handsome, unsociable, mysterious owner who tries to control each of the women as he becomes their lover.

I couldn't wait to finish this book, however, it kept my interest enough to keep reading.
Thus three stars.
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oldrockandroll avatar reviewed The Girl Before on + 271 more book reviews
This book in my opinion is the best I've read so far from this author. The story is told from 2 perspectives-Emma, the previous tenant and Jane, the current tenant. It has a surprise ending, which I was not expecting. Her other books were slow moving, but this was a little faster paced, which helped. Overall, a fairly good book.