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.
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“Dazzling, startling, and above all cunning—a pitch-perfect novel of psychological suspense.” — Lee Child
“Riveting! One of the most compelling page-turners I’ve read in years. Twisty, turny, and with an ending not to be missed!” — Lisa Gardner
“The Girl Before is a cat-and-mouse game that toys with our expectations and twists our sympathies. At times almost unbearably suspenseful, it keeps us guessing from the first page to the very last. Don’t miss it.” — Joseph Finder
“Riveting! One of the most compelling page-turners I’ve read in years. Twisty, turny, and with an ending not to be missed!” — Publishers Weekly
“Superior psychological suspense … a cleverly constructed thriller.” — The Bookseller
“A masterfully crafted spellbinder … guaranteed to astonish.” — Booklist (starred review)
“JP Delaney builds the suspense.” — Vanity Fair
“Immediate guarantee: You will not be able to put this book down.” — ABA
“A sexy murder mystery.” — InStyle
“Delaney has created a genuinely eerie, fascinating setting in One Folgate Street...The pages fly.” — USA Today
About JP Delaney
The Girl Before is the first psychological thriller from JP Delaney, a pseudonym for a writer who has previously written bestselling fiction under other names. It is being published in thirty-five countries. A film version is being brought to the screen by Academy Award–winning director Ron Howard.
Look for JP Delaney’s next book, BELIEVE ME, coming Summer 2018.