This review is based on the sneak peek of The Girl Before.
Well I have to hand it to Delaney, the story is somewhere between intriguing, disturbing and ‘don’t go into the basement there is creepy music playing in the background’ kind of gut instinct evoking.
It’s interesting to watch both Jane and Emma decide to shelve all their gut reactions and the warning signs, just because the house is a perfect example of 21st century futuristic design.
Personally it would be a no no for me. The intrusive questionnaire is just way too revealing and the really odd rules are huge red flags. On top of that I don’t think the mega minimalistic approach to living would be my cup of tea.
Imagine if right here and right now you had to make a list of the most important items to take with you, and you have to leave everything else behind. Then imagine living a life restricted by rules, such as no mess, clutter, accessories or random objects. The deal would have been null and void as soon as I read the ‘no books’ rule. Now that is just cruel.
It is suitably eerie and Delaney reels the reader in with the unusual premise and the promise of even stranger things to come. I can’t wait to read what happens next.