This is a pretty creepy book. I wasn’t sure about it at the start – I wasn’t keen on the style of Emma’s narrative (where’s the dialogue?) but as you go through the story it matters less and you understand more. Both women want their heads knocking together though, in fact most of the characters do, but it is an interesting read. You want to know what’s happened and what’s going to happen and I was surprised by the conclusion. There were a couple of outstanding niggles (who was the old guy in his socks, eating the crunchie??) but all in all I found it an easy and compelling read.
Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine for the ARC of The Girl Before.