Monday, March 12, 2018

Review - The French Girl by Lexie Elliott

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 Thoughts
What an awesome read!  I was hooked from the very beginning.  Lexie has an amazing writing style that keeps you intrigued and wanting more.
6 college students take a trip to France and more than a decade later the case has now reopened due to a body being found.  The French authorities are now coming back around to question everyone as to their involvement with Severine at that time.
If the questioning isn't enough, Severine has taken up residence with Kate and she can't seem to shake her.
There are so many plot twists and turns that you really won't know who did it till the very end. 
Great read!  Kept my attention! Get your copy today, I highly recommend it!

Lillet liquor is used in a 1789| © Richard Moross/Flickr
Drink Selection
I'm going with the 1789.  It's a French go to dating back to the French Revolution!
This is the perfect cocktail for those who enjoy drinks on the sweeter side, as the recipe calls for white wine, whiskey, and Lillet; a sweet and citrus flavored French aperitif.

5 wine glasses of course!  LOVED it!

Lexie Elliott
About the Author
Lexie Elliott has been writing for as long as she can remember, but she began to focus on it more seriously after she lost her banking job in 2009 due to the Global Financial Crisis. After some success in short story competitions, she began planning a novel. With two kids and a (new) job, it took some time for that novel to move from her head to the page, but the result was "The French Girl", which will be published by Berkley in February 2018 - available to pre-order now!

When she's not writing, Lexie can be found running, swimming or cycling whilst thinking about writing. In 2007 she swam the English Channel solo. She won't be doing that again. In 2015 she ran 100km, raising money for Alzheimer Scotland. She won't be doing that again either. But the odd triathlon or marathon isn't out of the question.

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