#cjsreads2017-The Girl Before (JP Delaney)

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As mentioned previously (check out my original post here), I am partaking in monthly buddy reads with two of my favourite Bookstagrammers- Chandra and Jessica.  For our third read, we chose a highly anticipated January release, The Girl Before by JP Delaney and it’s out TODAY.

Keep reading below for a synopsis of the book and our thoughts.

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Book Review: The Girl Before (JP Delaney) @RandomHouseCA


Emma, dealing with a traumatic break in, is looking for a fresh start. Jane, after a stillbirth, needs a place to start over. Both women find themselves at One Folgate Street, a house that is an architectural masterpiece and a minimalist’s dream. Years apart, each woman applies to be a tenant and each woman develop their own relationship with the man behind the design, Edward Monkford. When Jane finds out that years earlier, the previous tenant, Emma, died in the home, she begins investigating the death. Untangling a web of lies, she follows down a similar path and soon finds herself in the same danger as the girl before.

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December 2016 Wrap Up

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With December coming to an end, it is time for my monthly round-up! I feel like I always open these posts in shock of how it is the end of the month but I truly cannot believe that it’s already the end of December (and the end of 2016)! Where did the time go?!

I got through 27 books this month; I feel like that is fair, especially since I was combating with all the hustle and bustle of Christmas.

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Book Review: The Girl Before (Rena Olsen)

Screen Shot 2016-12-06 at 6.28.14 AM.pngClara Lawson lives on a ranch with her loving husband (Glen) and their daughters.   One day, their home is raided and, suddenly, Clara’s world is shattered. Glen only has time to tell Clara one thing before he is taken from her. Don’t tell the police anything.   Clara wasn’t always Clara. Her husband is a dangerous criminal. The girls are not their daughters. As Clara is pulled through a police investigation she cannot help but wonder what is true.   As Clara realizes her entire life has been a lie, she is forced to look at her actions and the actions by those around her.  What if everything you knew to be true about your life…wasn’t?

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