Review by Norma: The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

The Girl BeforeThe Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Date listened:  April 13 to 16, 2017

If I am rating this solely on my review rating system this book gets no more than 2 stars from me.  It was just okay and for the most part it wasn’t an enjoyable read for me.  I listened to the audio version of this book and what I did really like though was the narrators as it was performed very well by Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, and Lisa Aagaard Knudsen.

While the premise of THE GIRL BEFORE by J.P. DELANEY did sound quite intriguing to me and there was definitely something about this book that did hold my interest enough to keep me wanting to listen to the end.  There were just way too many things included in this storyline that just didn’t work for me and just seemed ridiculous. It just wasn’t my cup of tea.  At one point I wasn’t even going to finish listening to it as I was so turned off and it had a 50 shades kind of feel to it which is just not my kinda thing. However I continued as I did need to know how this was going to play out.  I am glad I am finished.

What I did like was the format of the storyline as it was delivered in alternating short chapters between then and now mirroring the points of view of our two main characters; Emma the previous tenant and Jane the current tenant. Which I found to be an enjoyable way to listen to this story.