Book Review – The Girl Before – J.P Delaney


Format: Paperback

Star Rating: 4/5

This book had me hooked from the very first page and I found it near enough impossible to put down. Definitely one of those books that will keep you up all night. I have been meaning to read this book ever since it was released and I really am regretting letting it take me so long!

The plot was like nothing I have read before. If anyone knows of any similar plot lines in other books please let me know because I am ready to read more! A very calculating, manipulative and tentative read, it keeps you on the edge all the way through.

I found all the characters intriguing in their own ways with the exception of Jane. For some reason all her chapters just fell a little short for me and I wanted to get back to other people’s points of view.

I’m a lover of short, snappy chapters that keep you continuously hooked and this had that down to a tee. I loved the way the chapters were broken up by the questions that the house was asking them, such a good touch.

The way in which this story was written made me feel claustrophobic as if I was the resident in the house; the imagery was so vivid and the atmosphere created was dark and creepy and I loved it. I probably shouldn’t have, but I totally fell in love with Emma’s character. Her story was so interesting and personality was wild.

I have to give credit to the author for not giving away too much until the right point in the book; I’m pretty good at guessing the plot early on and spoiling the book for myself, but this kept me guessing for the majority of the time.

To anyone who enjoys their dark and twisted thrillers, I cannot recommend this enough.


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