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The Girl Before

A Novel
Autor: J. P. Delaney
Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 59 Min.
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Editors Select, January 2017 - In recent years, listeners have been blessed with tour de force psychological thrillers (think Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train). Well, there's a new girl in town - The Girl Before by JP Delaney - and she's poised to become just as popular as her predecessors. The dual narration, which features mesmerizing performances by Emilia Fox and Finty Williams, simultaneously hooks and unsettles the listener. Emma and Jane share physical features. They both are recovering from traumas. They've dated the same man. They both lived at One Folgate Street. But Jane is alive, and Emma is dead. As Jane unravels Emma's fate and their stories begin to collide, the time between chapters shortens - a masterful technique by Delaney that only serves to heighten the drama. Rich, suspenseful, believable: make room for The Girl Before on your (digital) shelf. —Katie, Audible Editor

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New York Times best seller

In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Woman in Cabin 10, 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. 

Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard. 

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. 

Praise for The Girl Before

“Dazzling, startling, and above all cunning - a pitch-perfect novel of psychological suspense.” (Lee Child)

The Girl Before generates a fast pace.... [J. P.] Delaney intersperses ethics questions on stand-alone pages throughout the book.... The single most ingenious touch is that we’re not provided either woman’s answers.” (The New York Times)

“J. P. Delaney builds the suspense.” (Vanity Fair)

“Immediate guarantee: You will not be able to put this book down.... Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will realize that there’s not only more where that came from, but it’s also more thrilling.” (American Booksellers Association)

©2017 J. P. Delaney (P)2017 Random House Audio

Kritikerstimmen

"JP Delaney's intricate psychological thriller immediately entangles us, and the gifted narrators keep us spellbound.... Finty Williams is vital and convincing delineating Emma's unreliable persona, and Emilia Fox offers a sympathetic, intelligent Jane as she uncovers what really happened to The Girl Before. Absolutely riveting." (AudioFile)

"Riveting.... Writing with precision and grace, Delaney strips away the characters' secrets until the raw truth of each is revealed." (Publishers Weekly

"A masterfully crafted spellbinder...guaranteed to astonish." (Booklist

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