The French Girl

The French Girl

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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"An exhilarating psychological suspense debut that will propel readers into the darkest edges of friendship, for fans of Fiona Barton, Clare Mackintosh, and Ruth Ware. They were six university students from Oxford--friends and sometimes more than friends--spending an idyllic week together in a French farmhouse. It was supposed to be the perfect summer getaway ... until they met Severine, the girl next door. For Kate Channing, Severine was an unwelcome presence, her inscrutable beauty undermining the close-knit group's loyalties amid the already simmering tensions. And after a huge altercation on the last night of the holiday, Kate knew nothing would ever be the same. There are some things you can't forgive. And there are some people you can't forget, like Severine, who was never seen again ... Now, a decade later, the case is reopened when Severine's body is found in the well behind the farmhouse. Questioned along with her friends, Kate stands to lose everything she's worked so hard to achieve as suspicion mounts around her. Desperate to resolve her own shifting memories and fearful she will be forever bound to the woman whose presence still haunts her, Kate will find herself buried under layers of deception with no one to set her free.."-- Provided by publisher.
"Memories from her trip to France still haunt Kate Channing almost a decade after the fateful vacation. The image of her French neighbor, Severine, is as clear as if she had seen her yesterday--despite the fact that Severine went missing just as the vacation ended. And when the case is reopened, bringing with it resurfaced secrets, rekindled affections, and dangerous enemies, Kate wonders if she will ever be able to rid herself of the ghost of the haunting and silent young woman. As the investigation speeds forward and alliances can no longer be trusted, she begins to understand that the stakes of this game are her own survival"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780399586934
Branch Call Number: FIC ELLIOT
Characteristics: viii, 294 pages ; 24 cm


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Visit the darkest edges of friendship in this tale of six Oxford University students spending an idyllic week together in a French farmhouse until they meet Severine, the girl next door, who disappears soon after the friends' getaway. Now, a decade later, Severine's body is found in the well behi... Read More »

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Jul 17, 2020

Almost perfect wow. I can’t recommend enough. The “mystery” so to speak at the ending was not some crazy surprise that made no sense so I liked that. The characters are super likable and the storyline never really gets boring. Perfect length too.

May 30, 2020

3 1/2 stars..... For a first novel, The French Girl is surprisingly good. I figured out "whodunit" - I prefer to be fooled by a very clever author. I became a little tired of the apparition, but grew to like her presence towards the end. I wanted to read the book which is always a good measure of the quality of the narrative. ( It seems lately that I have kissed a few frogs and fought my way to the end of the books. I recommend this one. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Dec 12, 2019

Pretty good mystery that keeps the reader guessing almost up to the end. And an interesting exploration of early 20's friendships a few years later when pressure comes to bear upon them.

Jun 02, 2019

Read it in less than 48 hours. Reminds me a lot of 'I know what you did last summer".. I enjoyed it.

Aug 27, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. Elliott's writing is refreshing, and her characters seem like people you would want to meet. The story was engrossing, with a believable ending.
I look forward to reading her next book!

Mar 15, 2018

Good first book. Read in one sitting.


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