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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 35 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 door” during their vacation to the French countryside years agoFast Forward to the present When the missing girl’s body is found 10 years later 5 of the friends reunite in London Accusations and tensions are at all time high leading one friend Kate Channing uestioning what she thought she knew What Kate comes to discover is that while her eyes were open regarding some of her friends she has been blind to othersShe begins uestioning her memory and a times one starts to wonder if she’s fully sane What I liked about The French Girl is that it is told from only Kate’s perspective vs all who were on the ill fated trip Although it deals with an event that took place in the past the narrative stays in the present Unlike so many recent psychological thrillers there were no flashbacks with reveals here and there or a new reveal offered when a new POV was shared This element was uite refreshing I also liked that the ending wasn’t neatly wrapped up but at the same time I found the reveal of the murderer lacking I almost put this down when I first started reading it I was disinterested and my mind would wander rather than pay attention to the dynamics of the storyline I kept thinking about what I was going to read next However the writing is strong and Kate’s captivating voice and her friendships with Tom and Lara kept me invested If you don’t enjoy books without much action don’t read this However if you enjoy well written character studies with a little bit of a mystery mixed in then check this outI received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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The French GirlThe farmhouse uestioned 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 35 stars This novel revolves around six friends Ten years ago they vacationed in a farmhouse in France where their week of leisure ended with the disappearance of the “mademoiselle next door” They were all uestioned as they were the last people to see her before she vanished A decade later the unsolved case has new evidence and the friends are put back in the spotlight of the investigation as they were the last to see her aliveI enjoyed this slow burning psychological thriller It was an easy enjoyable undemanding read that I uickly devoured It was the exact type of uncomplicated novel that I was craving While there were aspects of the storyline that seemed a bit far fetched I was able to look past those things and simply roll with the flow of the bookI thought this was impressive for a debut novel and I would definitely be interested in reading from this authorThis was a Traveling Sister read and it was a fun experience to discuss and speculate along the way To find this review along with the other Traveling Sister Read reviews please visit Brenda and Norma’s fabulous blog at big thank you to Edelweiss Berkley Books and Lexie Elliott for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review

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Download The French Girl Reader ´ 304 pages Ê They were six university students from Oxford friends and sometimes 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 inscrThey were six university students from Oxford friends and sometimes 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 My reviews can also be seen at 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 readingSix friends from University spend a blissful week on holiday in a French farmhouse It’s almost a perfect weekWell except for the fact that “the mademoiselle next door” they met disappeared without a trace right after they left to go home to Britain “Severine slim and lithe in a tiny black bikini her walnut brown skim impossibly smooth in the sun one hip cocked with the foot pointing away as if ready to saunter off the moment she lost interest” Ten years laterWhen Tom calls Kate she realizes it’s been awhile since they last spoke When he asks if she remembers “that summer” she knows immediately what he’s talking about “They found her Her body”Kate isn’t really all that concerned She’s focused on getting her legal head hunter business off the ground But as it turns out Kate should be concerned The French police are re opening the case now that Severine’s body has been found They want to talk to the group of friends again since they were apparently the last people to see herKate feels like Severine is haunting herKate knows she’s not really there but even thinking about Severine stirs up memories unwanted memoriesAnd it seems that the investigator from the French police Monsieur Alain Moden keeps showing up and asking some hard uestions He says it’s just procedurebut then keeps popping up unexpectedly asking even uestions and making accusations The group of friends all seem to have different memories of that holiday and they all have their own secretsWhy did they argue the last night of their holiday? What are they hiding?Over time things change and you may not remember them in the way they actually happened Is it memory loss or deception disguised that way? So what really happened to Severine? “The French Girl” was a slow paced but interesting read The plot was good; I just wish it was a bit heavier on the suspense All in all a good debut novel that has me looking forward to from Lexie ElliottThank you Berkley Books for providing an advanced readers copy of this book for me to read in exchange for my honest review