So my next selection to read is The Girl Before. Apparently this book is going to be turned into a movie directed by Ron Howard and is being compared to The Girl on the Train. Considering I enjoyed The Girl on the Train, I figured this would be a great choice for a new book to read. Thankfully it was from my library through the Overdrive app, so I was able to get it right away. Hopefully the book lives up to the hype! As usual I have included the synopsis below in case anyone wants to read along. The book is not really long so hopefully I can get a review up in a few days!
Author: JP Delaney Page Count: 341
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.
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.
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.