The French Girl by Lexie Elliott

The French Girl

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 ...

Details The French Girl

TitleThe French Girl
Release DateFeb 20th, 2018
PublisherBerkley Books
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Adult

Reviews The French Girl

  • Melissa
    *3.75 stars*I know what you're thinking, another girl? If you’re anything like me, a reader with a nauseating amount of girl books earmarked as disappointments, you might’ve cringed when The French Girl hit your eyeline. Cue the resounding groan. But wait, turns out—maybe I shouldn’t be so quick to judge a book by its title—this is one girl that proves to be worthwhile, for the most part. I'm not saying there's Gone Girl greatness withi...
  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...3.5 Stars“We all have our secrets” was the first thing I read when I looked at the cover of the book. Then I flipped the book over and saw…“You’ll never look at your friends the same way again”Both of those sentences intrigued me and I was excited to get reading.Six friends from University spend a blissful week on holiday in a French farmhouse. It’s almost a per...
  • Meredith
    3.5 StarsI found the French Girl to be a polarizing read. At times I was completely captivated, and then there were times when I was bored out of my mind, waiting for something to happen. I almost gave up on this one, but in the end I am glad I pushed through. The French Girl is an extremely SLOW moving psychological thriller about a group of six friends who have to deal with the repercussions of the disappearance of the “mademoiselle next doo...
  • Susanne Strong
    4 Stars.“The French Girl” - A Slow-Burning, yet Addicting Read.A Group of 6 friends from Uni are brought back together 10 years after a tragedy because a young French girl’s body is found, and they are the prime suspects. Severine was the mademoiselle next store: her body was found. She was loved, and hated. Was one of the 6 responsible for her death? None of them initially think so. But then doubt is cast. Tension ensues. No one is left un...
  • Carrie
    Ten years ago Kate Channing and five of her friends had spent the week together in a French farmhouse. The trip was supposed to be the perfect getaway for the group and that was when they met Severine, the girl next door. For Kate Severine was an unwelcome presence among the group and after that week she went missing.Now ten years later Severine's case has been reopened when her body was discovered in a well nearby the farmhouse that the group ha...
  • Holly B
    A slow unraveling of a mystery involving a stunning French girl-Severine. Though the pace is slower, it does allow you to "get to know" the 6 friends who will ultimately all become suspects in Severine's murder. In the beginning I was having some difficulty figuring out which friend was telling the story. I think it would have been great to have one of the other friends point of view as well ! I was able to work through this and enjoy the book, s...
  • Carol
    3.5 Stars A body is discovered....memories of past betrayals and relationships surface.... and old friends come together amidst secrets, lies and a long ago get together that ended badly for some. Kate narrates the story as she struggles with her new start-up business, a persistent French investigator who searches for truth....AND a ghostly presence that haunts her.Reminiscent, in part, of mysteries I've read in the past, but I must admit the wri...
  • Linda
    A bottle of wine, a crust of bread.......and a dead body that shows up after a ten year hiatus.Perhaps a few French hens come into this mix as well as six university friends settle into a cozy farmhouse in the French countryside. Poolside is where they find themselves partaking in the good life. A planned getaway with a very unplanned aftermath.Ah, and then there's Severine. An uninvited presence both when living and certainly when dead. Who is t...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Well done Lexie Elliott! The French Girl is brilliant. I love the psychological suspense/thriller genre when the story is done well, and Elliott hits it out of the ballpark on her first try (amazingly enough, she is a debut author). The plot is clever, the main character is very likeable (how often does that happen in a thriller-most of the time I am saying who does this kind of stuff??), and the pacing of the story is perfect. I was turning the ...
  • karen
    a fancy book package??? don't mind if i do!!