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The Girl Before by JP Delaney

On February 13, 2017

By Sophia Whitfield

JP Delaney has written numerous books under another name. This is the first book he has penned under JP Delaney. The central character in The Girl Before is an architecturally designed house that becomes the home of two young women consecutively, a home that stands out from those around it in Hendon, North London.

The architect behind the home at One Folgate Street has created a contemporary house with sleek lines in a minimalist style. He is meticulous about the tenants who live at the property, vetting each one carefully and presenting them with a long list of rules and regulations they must adhere to in order to keep the stylised look of the home. The rent is cheap to compensate for the long list of requirements.

Emma moves in after a traumatic episode in her life. She appreciates the high security the home offers with its keypad entry and internal control pads. The architect built the home to transform the occupant and Emma, despite her usual love of clutter which she has had to keep in check, is hoping it will change her life for the better.

Jane moves in after a personal tragedy. She adores the space and light the new home offers. But the longer she stays at the home the more she discovers about Emma, the previous occupant. There are similarities between both of them that Jane just canít get away from. Determined to unravel the past Jane begins to find out more about Emmaís time at the home. As she does Emma and Janeís lives begin to intertwine, both in the home and outside the home.

With a taut plot this gripping book is a terrific read. The dark secrets of One Folgate Street are revealed as the book picks up its pace. Read it soon, as director Ron Howard has just picked up the rights to the book with a film in the works. You can buy the book here in Australia and here in the UK.

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