By

Read By

Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lisa Aagaard Knudsen

Length

9 hrs and 59 mins

Audiobook Review

The Girl Before

J.P. Delaney

Overall
Performance

Stunning Performances

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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💛 I loved this the first time I listened to it. Gave it four stars and thought it was a gripping, thrilling story. On second listen, I still think it’s fun. But I also think it’s significantly flawed.

💚 Both main characters in this book are wilfully naive and make inexplicable decisions.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 Absolutely zero complaints about the production of this audiobook. Finty Williams and Emilia Fox are as brilliant as always and even the back end - the listing of chapters and sections - is complete and meticulous.

🎧 I am a bit confused by the cast list. The third narrator was a man, who did a good job of sounding suitably sinister and creepy. However, there’s no male credited but an additional female - Lise Aagaard Knudsen.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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I’ve never read or seen 50 Shades of Gray, but based on the little I know, I’d have to agree that this is a mashup of that and Girl On A Train. And of course, both were hugely popular, so why not?
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ABOUT

The Girl Before

THE BLURB

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.

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.