Not since the 1990 film, Pacific Heights, has a home spooked me so convincingly. The Girl Before is a creepy-good psychological thriller with all the heart-stopping components to suck the reader in–a traumatized lead seeking a fresh start; an unsolved death; a suave and debonair gent, and a tech-enabled “living” home. This is a super-engaging, swift and fun read. I thought my scary film days were over until I learned that Ron Howard is bringing this story to life on the big screen. Center seat for me, please!