The Girl Before You by Nicola Rayner

Thank you to NetGalley and Avon for sending me an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  



Alice has always been haunted by the women from her husband’s past. As an MP and now a TV personality, George Bell’s reputation as a ladies’ man precedes him. But when Alice falls pregnant, her unease becomes an obsession.

And there’s one ex in particular she can’t get out of her head: a beautiful student George dated in his first year, who went missing before they finished university. Ruth.

When Alice sees a woman who looks just like Ruth, she can’t shake the feeling that there’s more to her disappearance than George has been telling her. But does she really want to know what her husband has been getting up to behind her back all these years?



Started out great but…


At the start of this book, I was really excited.  It had the makings of an excellent thriller.  While I could have done without all three narrators I did like jumping between past and present.  I enjoyed learning about the characters this way.  

The mystery was also very interesting what happened to Ruth and what if anything did George have to do with it.  But there were a couple of things I didn’t love, like the characters.  having three narrators meant I didn’t really connect with any of them.  I liked Kat the most, but even she was a little annoying. 

I also was not a fan of the resolution of this book.  It seemed very anticlimactic, and quite honestly very unsatisfying.  I really enjoyed this book up until about three-quarters of the way through, I just wish it had a better resolution.   

Overall Rating: 3



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