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The French Girl

by Lexie Elliott

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The French Girl by Lexie Elliott
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  • Published Feb 2018
    304 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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  • Samantha H. (Golden, CO)
    Highly recommended
    The French Girl is the best book that I have read in quite some time. The voice of the main character, Kate, is very engaging -- I was drawn in by her story from the start. Little by little we learn about the complicated relationships within her circle of friends and see how they change as the threat of a criminal investigation develops. This is an interesting story with compelling characters. I highly recommend it.
  • Mary G. (Purcellville, VA)
    The French Girl is Tres Bien!
    The body of young French woman, Severine, is found 10 years after she goes missing. Six college friends on holiday are the last to see her alive. This book kept me engaged from the opening line. It is a really fun and fast read. I highly recommend it!
  • Carole P. (Framingham, MA)
    The French Girl
    Six college friends spend a week in a secluded farmhouse in France. Severine, a mysterious woman joins them. Then she disappears. Fast forward 10 years and a body is found. Is it Severine and if so, what really happened to her?

    Kate Channing is the voice of this novel. She is haunted by the ghost of Severine and stuck emotionally in the past. Although Kate and her friends are British, it is the French police conducting the investigation. The detective forces Kate and her friends to revisit a time that all of them want to forget.

    Once I began this book, I did not want to ever stop. I was hooked right from the beginning and that never changed. This is one of the top mysteries I have read in a very long time.

    Now my negative. The author introduces one the main characters by his BIG nose. Ok once, but this reference is mentioned too many times. Really who cares about his nose. It was annoying. But despite this, I highly recommend this book!
  • Mary B. (St Paul, MN)
    The French Girl
    Written in first person narrative, we find the main character(narrator) dealing with events that happened 10 years ago. The story begins with the group at the center of the events having to reconnect. Some have remained friends through the years, others have not for various reasons. The question throughout the book is, has a crime been committed and if so, is someone from the group responsible? One of the characters is an apparition of the main character, which adds much to the story line. I liked the book from the start. The story kept the me the reader not quite sure who to trust. This book would be a good choice for book clubs especially if they enjoy mysteries with a bit of a twist.
  • Joy N. (Scottsdale, AZ)
    The French Girl
    I did enjoy this book. It is not a story line that I would have chosen to buy, so I'm happy I picked it to review, I loved the way she intertwined the relationships between the characters and drew out the suspense. She tied everything together in a neat little bow at the end. I look forward to her future works.
  • Courtney B. (Monroe, WA)
    New Mystery
    Who doesn't love the smell of a new mystery? The French Girl had me captivated from page one. I feel like it was sort of haunting me to finish it every time I looked at it! This is coming from a person who's life has been so busy the last couple months that I haven't even finished a book. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new mystery to fill the void of The Girl on the Train or other similar books. I really enjoyed this book.
  • Joan N. (Evanston, IL)
    Murder of "The Mademoiselle Next Door"
    Intelligent 30-something Oxford graduates vacation together in France after graduation. A woman of about their age, the "mademoiselle next door," is murdered about the time they leave. Ten years later, they again come under scrutiny when the woman's body is found on the property. I enjoyed this a lot, it kept me guessing, so I couldn't put it down. The characters were likeable and well developed throughout the novel.

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