Hi everyone. My first post back after a bigger than expected hiatus from my blog…but something I felt like I needed. I felt unhappy with my content and how I was organizing my reviewing. But now I’m back, hopefully for good!
Today I’m going to be talking about The Girl Before by JP Delaney and the turning point which lead to me getting more into the thriller genre.
This is one of those books that I’d seen on display in various bookshops for quite some time. So a couple of months back I decided to pick it up on a whim. Previous to this I’d only read maybe 5 thrillers? I’m someone who gets scared quite easily, so based off that in the past I think I’d just written off thrillers as a genre that maybe wasn’t for me. But maybe it’s about finding that perfect sub-genre, where it doesn’t get too full on ‘scary’…
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.
GAVE: 4/5 stars