The new thriller from the bestselling author of THE GIRL BEFORE.
THE SENSATIONAL NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GIRL BEFORE
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
THE SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE MONTH
'Imaginative, unusual, clever and fun' - Sunday Times
'A twisty, exciting read' - Sabine Durrant, author of LIE WITH ME
'A dark, sexy mystery' - Metro
Claire Wright likes to play other people.
A British drama student, in New York without a green card, Claire takes the only job she can get: working for a firm of divorce lawyers, posing as an easy pick-up in hotel bars to entrap straying husbands.
When one of her targets becomes the subject of a murder investigation, the police ask Claire to use her acting skills to help lure their suspect into a confession. But right from the start, she has doubts about the part she's being asked to play. Is Patrick Fogler really a killer . . . Or the only decent husband she's ever met? And is there more to this set-up than she's being told?
And that's when Claire realises she's playing the deadliest role of her life . . .
See what everyone is saying about JP Delaney, the hottest new name in psychological thrillers:
'DAZZLING' - Lee Child
'ADDICTIVE' - Daily Express
'DEVASTATING' - Daily Mail
'INGENIOUS' - The New York Times
'COMPULSIVE' - Glamour Magazine
'ELEGANT' - Peter James
'SEXY' - Mail on Sunday
'ENTHRALLING' - Woman and Home
'ORIGINAL' - The Times
'RIVETING' - Lisa Gardner
'CREEPY' - Heat
'SATISFYING' - Reader's Digest
'SUPERIOR' - The Bookseller
'MORE THAN A MATCH FOR PAULA HAWKINS' - Sunday Times
I so enjoyed it - what a twisty exciting read - Sabine Durrant, author of Lie With Me
Snares you like a tractor beam... a dark, sexy mystery - Metro
Dazzling - a pitch-perfect thriller - Lee Child, author of The Midnight Line
Outstanding... more than a match for Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train - Sunday Times
A compelling read . . . Redefines the concept of an unreliable narrator . . . [A] rich, nuanced, highly literary take on the Gone Girl theme - Booklist
Slick, sexy, suspenseful and smart - Mail on Sunday
I was instantly gripped and held captivated by the pace and elegant writing. I devoured it in two straight sittings - Peter James, author of Dead If You Don't
A deeply addictive literary thriller that deserves to be one of this year's biggest successes - Daily Express
JP Delaney's first psychological thriller, The Girl Before, was an instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and went on to sell over a million copies worldwide. His subsequent books Believe Me, The Perfect Wife, and Playing Nice were also top ten bestsellers, while Playing Nice is a Richard and Judy Book Club selection for 2021. Recently, JP Delaney has been heavily involved in the television adaptation of The Girl Before, as lead writer and co-executive producer.