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Published by Quercus Books, Autumn 2016. ISBN: 978-1-78648-029-3 (HB). ISBN: 978-1-78648-028-6 (TPB). ISBN:
minimalist, hi-tech house in London proves to be more a protagonist than a
setting in J.P. Delaney’s, The Girl
Emma and Jane are unknown to each
other;at the beginning of the novel
their lives are connected only by the fact that they have both suffered
traumatic experiences.Their stories are
revealed through parallel narratives as they struggle to forget the past and
make fresh starts free from the memories that haunt them.Cue Edward Monkton, handsome, enigmatic and
the architect of “One Folegate Street”, a house that appears to offer sanctuary
within its intelligent, uncluttered walls.Edward, and the home he has designed, intrigue and attract the two women
but will the house and its creator really provide them with the new beginnings
they long for and who is The Girl Before?
The crisp style of this short novel
precisely scaffolds and connects the two distinct plots.The carefully crafted tale leads to a sudden
and surprising ending that lingers in the mind long after the book has been put
J P Delaney read English at
Oxford University and then to work as an advertising copywriter. He lives near
Dorothy Marshall-Gent worked
in the emergency services for twenty years first as a police officer, then as a
paramedic and finally as a fire control officer before graduating from King’s
College, London as a teacher of English in her mid-forties. She completed
a M.A. in Special and Inclusive Education at the Institute of Education, London
and now teaches part-time and writes mainly about educational issues. Dot
sings jazz and country music and plays guitar, banjo and piano as well as being
addicted to reading mystery and crime fiction.