‘The Girl Before’: The Easy Reads Book Club book for February

The Girl Before
Anyone can join the Easy Reads Book Club – join by commenting below or on social media!

Once you pick up The Girl Before you will not want to put it down.

The Girl Before will really get you going and in many different ways. Okay, how about I introduce myself first? I’m a frequent reader. I like crimes, chick-lits and most recently I’ve read The Fireman, A Little Friend and Swing Time. So as you can see, they’re all from different genres with different themes.

I was really drawn to The Girl Before as it’s written by a male from a female point of view plus the author has written under a pseudonym! Another point of interest is that the book is getting made into movie by Ron Howard – a recent movie that he directed was The Beatles: Eight Days a Week.

‘Dazzling… a pitch-perfect psychological thriller’ Lee Child

Before you get started on the book… perhaps I need to mention that readers have noted similar themes to the 50 Shades Trilogy. Upon reading the book, yes, I did also see similarities!


Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive—and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating.

Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant—and it does.

After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space—and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home’s previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people, and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.

Like how it sounds? Get gripped and start the first 70 pages of the book here.


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Once you’ve finished reading the The Girl Before, join our conversation! We’ve listed 4 questions below that you can answer. Anyone is able to participate by commenting on this blog post, or by using the hashtag #easyezireads on social media.

Book Club Questions:
1. After reading the book, would you live at One Folgate Street? Let us know why or why you wouldn’t.
2. The book is scattered with moral/ethical questions. Was there a question that you really couldn’t choose an answer for? What was it?
3. There is a movie being made for the book, The Girl Before. Who do you see playing Emma, Jane, Edward and Simon?
4. What were your thoughts on the ending? Did this surprise you? Did you feel satisfied at the end?

Let us know what you thought of ‘The Girl Before’ in the comments below or comment on social media with the hashtag #easyezireads

Are you looking for more books to read? Check out our previous Easy Reads Book Club books here.

Join the weekly Life & Style Your Way newsletter and go in the draw to win one of 10 copies of The Girl Before
Join the weekly Life & Style Your Way newsletter and go in the draw to win one of 10 copies of The Girl Before!

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