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The French GirlThey 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 375 starsI 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 uick 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 within these pages but it's entertaining I have a feeling The French Girl won’t work for everyone In fact there might be uite a few readers who opt to throw in the towel simply because of the pacing Typically I get bored easily and struggle with slower paced reads but for some reason not this time— shocker The tempo is pretty even keeled throughout and there are a few side stories—namely Kate’s fledgling headhunter firm—that detract from the main focus of the story but I actually found myself enraptured Despite the slow pacing it was this group of friends and their shifting dynamics that grabbed my attention Six friends spent a week in the French countryside ten years earlier to celebrate their farewell to university life and the trip ended with their neighbor— the mademoiselle next door—disappearing Now a decade later it’s the discovery of the girl's body that sparks an investigation and lures these estranged friends back together What really happened that fateful nightWhere I found Lexie Elliott's method to be successful was in casting doubt Among the slow burning embers there were sparks of truth and tidbits of information sprinkled in that skewed my perception of what might have happened and who was involved There was constant uestioning on my part even when the story veered off into unrelated and unneeded distraction territoryWhere this slow burn failed to deliver was the ending A sluggishly paced storyline like this one demands something impactful—a strong conclusion with a punch of shock or a jaw dropping twist Don’t get me wrong what happens isn't horrible by any means but it could and should have been so much Lexie Elliott's failure to knock me off kilter felt like somewhat of a missed opportunity and the difference between what I would consider a memorable standout and an enjoyable but forgettable experience Issues aside I liked this author's writing enough to consider giving her the opportunity to really wow me with her next novel Thank you to Berkley for putting this one on my radar I had given up on the whole girl book phenomena but something about the synopsis grabbed me Not only did I receive a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review but a pair of my very own red sunnies and scarf for the next time I want to channel The French Girl or step back into this experience

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The 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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The French Girl kindle Ë eBook 9780399586934 Free Ó 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 presenAmid 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 35This is not a book that’s going to grab you in the first pageor even the first chapter for that matter It’s a slow burn that builds in intensity as the storyline progresses Before long you will be hooked and anxious to see how it all plays outThen Ten years ago there were six friends enjoying a much needed break from their studies at Oxford choosing to vacation at a uaint farmhouse in France By the end of their holiday someone is missingNow Ten years later the remaining group of five have re convened This after learning the remains of their missing friend Severine have been found in the bottom of a well in Franceat the farmhouseThe investigation is now reopenedKate is trying her best to move forward and put the past behind her To forget what happened all those years ago Only Severine won’t let her Severine Kate is haunted by the ghost of her dearest friend showing up at any given moment These were my favorite parts of the book when Severine would appear This is not a book that “wowed” me but I did get drawn in and ultimately enjoyed it I was hoping for a little from the ending just my twisted thinking but overall it came togetherIf you’re looking for a light easy thriller then this might be the perfect read for youAs always a fantastic traveling sister readThank you to NetGalley Berkley Publishing Group and Lexie Elliott for an ARC to read in exchange for an honest reviewFor this review and our full Traveling Sister Review please visit Brenda and Norma’s fabulous blog