Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Review/Giveaway: The French Girl by Lexie Elliott




Release Date:
February 20, 2018

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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 finds herself buried under layers of deception with no one to set her free.

My Review

Ten years ago, Kate Channing went with a group of friends to a French farmhouse for a week. Next door, there was a mysterious girl named Severine. Thanks to Severine, their lives were never the same. After their trip, Severine disappeared. Now, all these years later, her body is discovered in a well near the farmhouse.

To this day Kate is haunted by Severine, but she keeps busy trying to keep her legal headhunting firm afloat. When a French investigator shows up on her doorstep in London, she’s reminded of that horrible week in France ten years ago. Thinking the whole incident is part of her past, she’s taken aback that the investigator wants to bring it all up again. She fears this could hurt her company.

This started off a bit slow for me, but it picked up speed rapidly and I couldn’t put it down. It’s a riveting, gripping novel filled with secrets, mystery and betrayal. Everything to keep readers on their toes. The author gives many possibilities of where this story can go. It’s intriguing to figure out this puzzle along the way. I wanted to know exactly how all these characters fit together and exactly what happened all those years ago.

It’s hard to believe this is the author’s debut novel. She seems like a pro already. I’m looking forward to reading more books by this author.

For reading challenges:
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2018
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge 2018

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


Here's your chance to win a hardcover book of The French Girl by Lexie Elliott.   Thanks to the publisher, I have one hardcover to giveaway to one lucky winner.

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  1. Yvonne,thanks for hosting this giveaway! I will add it to my blog's sidebar.

  2. Thanks for this captivating mystery which interests me greatly.

  3. I Rread something about the using of girl in a title, but I forgot the point

  4. I have wanted to read this since I first saw-read excerpt!! Thanks so much!!

  5. Sounds like a very intriguing mystery. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. I have been hearing good things about this debut! Thanks to you and Lexie for the giveaway!

  7. I've had this on hold at the library since the first time I heard of it. Sounds really good!

  8. I'm looking forward to reading The French Girl! Thank you

  9. I have read the best reviews on your book. Can't wait to read it. It's on my TBR list.

  10. Thank you for this wonderful chance!

  11. Sounds intriguing.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Carol Smith

  12. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  13. Thanks for the review and for hosting the giveaway, Yvonne. I've read nothing but positive reviews about this book so far, so of course I'd love to win. :D

  14. Looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the chance.

  15. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! It pulled me in too and I was surprised that it was a debut.

  16. cant wait to read this awesome book!

  17. This book sounds amazing, and I think the author has a winner on her hands. Thanks for this chance to read it.

  18. I really enjoyed the description of the book and your review. Looking forward to reading the book.


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