January 24, 2017

The Girl Before

"Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life." ~ 4%

Edward Monkford's houses are extraordinary. Based on traditional techniques but revolutionary with top-notch technology and out-of-this-world features. Monkford is an architect whose primary purpose is to affect the way the tenant feels. His houses may seem simple but under the blank canvas is an experience that users will never forget.

A young woman gets the opportunity to rent a unique house. When she falls in love with the architect, Edward Monkford, she has no idea she is repeating history. The girl who rented the house before also fell in love with him. In a matter of chapters, the eerie parallel lives of the two girls turn this story into a psychological thriller.

"There was a time when One Folgate Street seemed like a calm, serene haven. Now it doesn't. It feels claustrophobic and mean. Like the house is angry with me." ~ 70%

This is my first book read by author J.P. Delaney and I am pleased. Title aside, I enjoyed The Girl Before. The alternating points of view and time periods helped move the story along and paint a thriller picture. This could easily be made into a movie that I would love to see on the big screen especially around Halloween.

Is The Girl Before like all the other "The Girl..." books? No, not as notorious. But yes, just as captivating. It still had me wondering where the story was going and why. At times it was a bit far-fetched but still scarily realistic. However, I would have preferred if it had a less expecting title. Can we leave "The Girl..." books in 2016 please?

Nevertheless, Happy Pub Day, J.P. Delaney!

Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are honestly my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: The Girl Before
Author: J.P. Delaney
Published: January 2017
Pages: 352
Edition: Galley
Challenge: Popsugar—A Book By an Author Who Uses a Pseudonym
Rating: ♥♥♥♡


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