The Girl Before Me by Laura Wolfe / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @LauraWolfeBooks


I switched on the bedroom light, casting a glow across the apartment. No one was there. But then the locks on my front door caught my eye. I thought I’d locked them both, but now one was open…When I moved into the apartment with my little daughter Lily, it was meant to be a new beginning for us. Now we are right in the heart of downtown, in a building with its own doorman. For the first time in a long time we are safe, away from my ex-husband.But just as we settle into our new lives a letter arrives for someone called Annie. The neighbors tell me to ignore it. She’s just the woman who lived here before me, who moved out one day without a word.Curious, I open it anyway and am shocked by what I read. It says Annie wasn’t safe. It said she needed to get out.Now, I can’t escape the idea that someone is watching us. I feel I can’t trust my neighbors.And I can’t help but think… Something happened to Annie. Something bad. And Lily and I are not nearly as safe here as I thought we were…




I remember when I was younger we had a basement and it was divided in different rooms. We kept some supplies down there and sometimes my mom asked me to go and pick something up. That was the core I hated the most. There were a lot of dark corners and I always thought someone would be lurking in there.

I guess, that more than once, I broke the world record running up and down. 😊

I totally felt how Rachel felt when she had to go there.

The prologue of the book hit bull’s eye straight away and set the pace for the rest of the book.

I really had no idea who I could trust and Rachel had the same problem. She was constantly between, a rock and a hard place. When she put her trust in some people, she started doubting her decision a bit later because she found things out that were carefully trying to keep hidden. But you know how it goes when you lie… Sooner or later the truth comes out and we sometimes cannot understand how we could have misjudged some people so badly.

I loved the storytelling; I loved the characters. There is one thing I need to say to one of them. ‘Really, Rachel’s mother? You so not deserve that title!’

Great book. 5 stars

Thank you, Laura Wolfe and Bookouture


About the author 

Laura Wolfe is an Amazon charts bestselling author who writes fast-paced and twisty psychological thrillers and suspense novels. Her recent titles published by Bookouture include WE LIVE NEXT DOOR, HER BEST FRIEND’S LIE, SHE LIES ALONE, and TWO WIDOWS. Laura’s YA mystery series and adult suspense novel, TOP PRODUCER, have been shortlisted for multiple indie book awards. Laura is a lover of animals and nature. When she is not writing, she can be found hanging out with her husband and two kids, growing vegetables in her garden, or spoiling her rescue dog. She enjoys living in Ann Arbor, Michigan


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