Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in, she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a re-run of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the reader off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense, page-turning portrayal of psychological obsession.
This book was gripping, thrilling and intriguing all at the same time! From Emma in the past to Jane in the present, The Girl Before, centres on both women's experiences living in the sleek but minimalistic plush residence of Number One Folgate Street. With both women entering into a relationship with the delicious yet power controlling architect of Number One, Edward Monkford, it's a cat and mouse game as to what happens to each woman and by whom!
Initially, the storyline took a while to get started, with points of view of both women going back and forth but once it started to pick up the pace it was nail biting all the way.
The ending had a good twist and it's well worth continuing to read to find out what happens in the end.
A good read if you like psychological thrillers and one to look out for in 2017.
4 out of 5 stars.