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The Girl Before: A Novel de JP Delaney
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The Girl Before: A Novel (edição: 2017)

de JP Delaney (Autor)

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"In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune, and another woman's mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception. 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 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. JANE 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. Advance praise for The Girl Before "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"-- "A psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune, and another woman's mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception"--… (mais)
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Título:The Girl Before: A Novel
Autores:JP Delaney (Autor)
Informação:Ballantine Books (2017), Edition: First Edition, 352 pages
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fiction (psychological thriller/suspense). ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
“Make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life.”

The request comes from Edward Monkford, the tech-minimalist, narcissistic control-freak of an architect who owns the showpiece home that is One Folgate Street. It’s a unique house with a particular landlord who likes his rules. No books in the house; no curtains or rugs. Certainly no dishes left on the counter. No pets, no kids. The home consists mostly of slabs of pale stone, expensive glass and a stairway with no railing. An app controls everything from entry to lighting and shower pressure, and Internet searches filter though “Housekeeper.” There’s a monthly assessment, and if you don’t take it in a timely enough fashion, the system shuts down — keeping the occupant from, say, using the hot water or getting a shower. It’s a sleek, futuristic home designed to transform its occupants.

Emma, reeling from a traumatic break-in, thinks it’s worth it. A couple years later — following Emma’s unexplained death in the home — Jane, recovering from a stillborn, does, too.

But will the fate of the girl before become hers, too?

Narration alternates each chapter — we bounce from Emma, then, to Jane, now, until Emma’s story ceases. Both, of course, become entangled with Monkford (but the relationships will be short, both are told — lasting only as long as they remain truly perfect.)

At this point, most of us are wary of “girl” books (Gone Girl, Girl on the Train….) But “The Girl Before” offers a unique premise, and it’s a fast-paced, twisty read. The chapters get shorter as the book reaches the climax and excitement builds. I didn’t *love* it the way I love some books, but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it, and I’m excited for the movie, which is being produced by Ron Howard.

Trivia: The book is written by JP Delaney, a penname for the British author Tony Strong. “There are some big advantages to using a pseudonym,” he told The New York Times. “The first is that people can’t tell from the initials if I’m a man or a woman — and I’ve been really gratified that many readers have assumed from the way I’ve written from two female perspectives that I’m actually a woman. The second is that you know people are responding to something in the story, not to a name. . . . To write under a completely new name is to free yourself from expectations.” ( )
  angelahaupt | Jun 15, 2021 |
Multi level plot. Murder mystery manipulation and sex.
A minimalist house is rented by two girls at different times. One has been robbed and raped, one has had a still birth. ( )
  BryceV | May 24, 2021 |
2.5 stars ( )
  Stacie-C | May 8, 2021 |
A young couple are given the opportunity to move into an amazing home as long as they stick to a long list of rules. It soon turns out that tragedy seems to be anchored to the property and the book alternates between the life of the current occupants and the previous one. I had fairly low expectations coming into this book but I found myself really drawn it to more and more. At times I just couldn't put it down and there were several times when I changed my mind about the 'truth'. It loses a star because I thought the ending was a little weak and the sex scenes a bit '50 shades'. ( )
  Brian. | Apr 9, 2021 |
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"In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune, and another woman's mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception. 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 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. JANE 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. Advance praise for The Girl Before "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"-- "A psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune, and another woman's mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception"--

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