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The French Girl (Paperback)

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She appears, lithe and tanned, by the swimming pool one afternoon. Severine - the girl next door. It was supposed to be a final celebration for six British graduates, the perfect French getaway, until she arrived. Severine's beauty captivates each of them in turn. Under the heat of a summer sky, simmering tensions begin to boil over - years of jealousy and longing rising dangerously to the surface. And then Severine disappears. A decade later, Severine's body is found at the farmhouse. For Kate Channing, the discovery brings up more than just unwelcome memories. As police suspicion mounts against the friends, Kate becomes desperate to resolve her own shifting understanding of that time. But as the layers of deception reveal themselves, Kate must ask herself - does she really want to know what happened to the French girl?



Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersFiction & PoetryRomanceRomanceAdult & contemporary romance Publisher: Atlantic Books Publication Date: 05/07/2018 ISBN-13: 9781786495549  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lexie Elliott grew up in Scotland, at the foot of the Highlands. She graduated from Oxford University, where she obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics. A keen sportswoman, she works in fund management in London, where she lives with her husband and two sons. The rest of her time is spent writing, or thinking about writing, and juggling family life and sport. www.lexieelliott.com

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Customer Reviews

Firstly I have to say that "The French Girl" was a decent enough read that was without doubt, well written by debut author Lexie Elliott and I did enjoy reading it. But - unfortunately not a lot happens during the story and I don't even think I'd say this was a slow burn book as even the denouement is a little lacklustre and predictable. The story focuses mainly on Kate's narrative and thoughts regarding the ill fated holiday trip to France, however I found there was a little too much detail into her job as a legal recruitment agency owner to be entertaining and the constant appearance of Severine - which should have been eerie - was just too often. Perhaps if there were flashbacks to the events leading up to Severine's disappearance ten years ago it may have given a little more intrigue to the plot and I did find it a tad unbelievable that the relationships between all the characters from so many years ago would still have such a strong hold over everyone, even after they had all moved on. I never wanted to stop reading this book, it just wasn't the fast paced psychological thriller I was maybe anticipating but I imagine it will still be liked and enjoyed by a lot of readers, young and old alike and I would probably still read more by this new author in the future. 3 stars

- 28/06/2018
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