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Reviews

Dazzling - a pitch-perfect thriller
Lee Child
I was instantly gripped and held captivated by the pace and elegant writing. I devoured it in two straight sittings
Peter James
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
A masterfully crafted spellbinder . . . guaranteed to astonish
Booklist
Superior psychological suspense . . . a cleverly constructed thriller
The Bookseller
Riveting . . . Writing with precision and grace, Delaney strips away the characters' secrets until the raw truth of each is revealed
Publishers Weekly
A guaranteed best-seller
Prima
The tension is built up subtly, leading to a devastating climax. A really clever thriller . . . [the film] will no doubt become the third big 'Girl' film
Daily Mail
A deeply addictive literary thriller that deserves to be one of this year's biggest successes
Daily Express
Original and entertaining
The Times
Get hooked on this hair-raiser about a woman who scores what seems like her dream home . . . until she finds out the mysterious fate of the previous tenant
Cosmopolitan
The Girl Before is deservedly anointed the 'top girl' of this season's suspense novels
The Washington Post
Creepy . . . The buzz around this could not be fizzier
Heat
Constantly cranking up the suspense . . . a thoroughly satisfying read
Reader's Digest
A great thriller and one that instantly hooks you in, in the very first line, and never lets you go . . . utterly compelling and very satisfying . . . A wonderful portrayal of psychological obsession at its creepy best
Peter James for Big Issue North
Enthralling
Woman and Home
A guaranteed best-seller
Red Magazine
Slick, sexy, suspenseful and smart
Mail on Sunday
A compulsive, sexy thriller that's set to soar
Glamour Magazine Online
The plotting is exceptionally well thought-through
Irish Independent
A crisp psychological thriller
Sainsbury's Magazine
The most intriguing plot idea I've seen in a good while
The Spectator
The Girl Before is more than worthy of the accolades . . . a complex triangle of twisted obsession . . . say goodbye to your nails
Boundless Magazine
Ingenious
The New York Times
JP Delaney builds the suspense
Vanity Fair
This is going to be the buzziest book of 2017 . . . This year The Girl Before will be that book
InStyle
Genuinely eerie . . . beautifully handled . . . the pages fly
USA Today
One of the best thrillers you'll read in 2017
New York Journal of Books
Original and brilliantly written
The Sun
A remarkably poised (debut) psychological thriller
The Sunday Times
An outstanding debut that is more than a match for Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train
Sunday Times
A fast-paced page-turner
The Lady
Horribly compelling
Evening Standard