The perfect gripping, twisty suspense for fans of Netflix’s You and Lisa Jewell’s Watching You
This is not a love story…
Watching sunrises together should have been romantic.
But you were always inside with your wife, and I sat in your garden, in the shadows.
I thought you’d never know how I felt about you.
Until one night, I witnessed a terrible crime.
I wanted it to bring us closer together.
But now the secrets are tumbling out.
And they could tear everything apart…
A breath-taking suspense full of twists and turns – if you think you know how this ends, think again…
‘An engrossing and unsettling read with a totally unpredictable ending. Nicola Rayner is a skilled storyteller’ Lesley Kara, author of The Rumour
‘I was blown away. An outstanding psychological suspense, beautifully written, brilliantly plotted and impossible to put down. Loved every word!’ Emma Curtis, author of The Night You Left
‘Reels you in until you reach the nail-biting, show-stopping finale. I loved this book so much – the best thriller I’ve read this year’ S.E. Lynes, author of Mother
‘The definition of “unputdownable” … Evocative, pacy and utterly gripping. I loved it’ Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton
‘A fantastic story, with clever story-telling, fabulous characters and a jaw-dropping plot. One of my top reads of the year’ Rona Halsall, author of One Mistake
‘Excellent and emotional page-turning psychological suspense full of dark themes and a brilliantly conceived central character’ Jenny Quintana, author of The Missing Girl
‘An instant winner for me. And that plot! Perfectly set up to make the ending a complete shock … One of those books that stays with you’ Caroline Corcoran, author of Through the Wall
‘Claustrophobically gripping with an exquisitely-wrought narrator’ Kate Weinberg, author of The Truants
About the author
Nicola Rayner was born in Abergavenny, south Wales, and works as a freelance journalist. The Girl Before You, her first psychological thriller, was picked by the Observer as a debut to look out for in 2019. It has been translated into multiple languages and has also been optioned for television. She lives in London with her husband and Jack Russell.