The French Girl

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 alr They were six university students from Oxford--friends and sometimes more than friends--spending an idyllic week toge...

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Title:The French Girl
Author:Lexie Elliott
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0399586938
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The French Girl Reviews

  • karen
    Oct 04, 2017
    i?m in the minority with my unenthusiastic response to this one, so feel free to dismiss my opinion outright. because not only did i read it wrong, apparently, but i was so dismayed at not having the same happy fun time with it as all the other readers that i put off writing my revie...
  • JanB
    Jan 31, 2018
    2.5, rounded up The set-up: Six college friends stay at a farmhouse in France and meet the sultry and sexy girl next door, Severine. She disappears without a trace, and now, 10 years later, her body has been found, and the investigation is re-opened. This is a slow burn novel, wi...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Feb 22, 2018
    Ten years ago, a group of college friends spent a few vacation days in a farmhouse in France. When they returned back to Oxford they learned that Severine, the girl next door from the place they stayed, had disappeared. Ten years later, Severine body is found and the investigation is r...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Oct 04, 2017
    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 likeab...
  • Diane S ☔
    Jan 29, 2018
    2.5 They find her body in a well, Severine, the girl next door to the farmhouse where a group of college friends were staying. Ten years after they were first questioned by the police, when it was just a missing persons case. For Kate it was a difficult Remembrance, because it is after...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Nov 15, 2017
    About: The French Girl is a mystery thriller written by Lexie Elliott. It will be published on 2/20/2018 by Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 304 pages. The genres are crime, mystery, suspense, thriller, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut. My Experience: I st...
  • Susanne Strong
    Nov 16, 2017
    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...
  • Bam
    Sep 28, 2017
    *4.5 stars! Many thanks to Berkley Publishing for offering an advance reading copy for my honest review. The book will not be on sale until 2/20/18, but I've gotten the go-ahead from marketing to post my thoughts. One summer, six Oxford friends (Kate, Tom, Lara, Caro, Seb and Theo)...
  • Carol
    Nov 13, 2017
    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 Fre...
  • Suzanne Leopold
    Mar 06, 2018
    Six friends celebrate their graduation from Oxford University at a farmhouse in France. The last night of their alcohol-fueled party turns disastrous after an uninvited nineteen-year-old neighbor goes missing from the house. The female, named Severine, had driven a wedge between the fr...
  • Linda
    Nov 12, 2017
    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 ...
  • Melissa
    Sep 07, 2017
    *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 s...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Feb 13, 2018
    3.5 Stars I was lost in the grassy, weedy lush coulee reading The French Girl with seven of my Traveling Sisters and we ended up in different sides of the coulee at the end of this story. The French Girl is an entertaining and fun slow moving maze of secrets and lies involving a...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    Feb 15, 2018
    3.5* This is not a book that?s going to grab you in the first page...or 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 out! Then: Ten years ago - t...
  • Deanna
    Nov 19, 2017
    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 a...
  • Matthew
    Feb 26, 2018
    Many thanks to the Berkley Publishing Group for an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. And, my apologies for not getting it posted until a few days after the release date! Overall rating 3.5 stars The French Girl definitely falls into the ?Gone Girl/Girl on ...
  • Zoe
    Nov 01, 2017
    3. 5 Stars! Dark, gripping, and complex! The French Girl is an intriguing character-driven novel that delves into the dynamic relationship between six friends and their possible involvement in the murder of a young girl ten years prior while vacationing in France. The writing...
  • Ellen Gail
    Feb 07, 2018
    This is the very definition of a two star book - it was okay, but completely unremarkable. And gosh darn it, I really thought I'd like this one! I was in a total mystery/thriller mood. I wanted to wonder who did it and why. I wanted tension and secrets. What twists and turns wer...
  • Mackey
    May 19, 2018
    3.5 stars rounded up... The premise of The French Girl is not so unusual: Six university friends go off on holiday to France. A few become "more than friends," and there is a bit of jealousy here and there but not enough to really matter until The French Girl next door enters the pi...
  • Meredith
    Nov 28, 2017
    3.5 Stars I 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...
  • Megan Johnson
    Mar 08, 2018
    I wanted to like The French Girl - I really did. It's the story of a good time ruined by an unfortunate event, it's got drama and love triangles and revenge and everything you'd want out of a story like this...but I couldn't shake the feeling that all of the good stuff could've been co...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jan 30, 2018
    3.5 expect the unexpected stars to The French Girl! ? ? ? 1/2 Be forewarned thriller lovers, The French Girl moves along at its (her!) own pace. At the heart of this story was the interesting dynamics of a group of friends and a possible murder. They spent a summer together in...
  • Kaila
    Feb 27, 2018
    I look around the table again. It's impossible not to think, as each face passes under my gaze, Was it you? Could you have done it? And, most disturbing of all, How far will you go to blame someone else? The French Girl is a slow-burning, evocative mystery built off a premise I have...
  • Miriam Smith
    Jun 25, 2018
    Firstly I have to say that "The French Girl" was a decent enough read that was without doubt, well written by debut author Lexie Elliott and I did enjoy reading it. But - unfortunately not a lot happens during the story and I don't even think I'd say this was a slow burn book as even ...
  • Carrie
    Nov 28, 2017
    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 ...
  • Holly  B
    Oct 23, 2017
    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 wa...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Feb 16, 2018
    I'm consistently intrigued by books with a premise of wonderful experiences gone awry, and that's exactly what The French Girl promises. We see this set up more times than not in psychological thrillers today; a group of college friends plan some sort of vacation and something bad ha...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Jan 29, 2018
    3.5 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 questioned as they were the last people to see her before she vanishe...
  • [p]aulie
    Feb 15, 2018
    3.875 stars --- expected publication date 02/20/18 "i am severine, the mademoiselle next door." severine hovers. kate cannot seem to escape her. she makes her way into her office, into her home, into situations on the street. severine never speaks, at times, all but ignores kate...
  • Dennis
    Oct 24, 2017
    4/5 stars! The French Girl is a remarkable debut by newcomer Lexie Elliot, who?s writing style can already be considered in the same ranks as Ruth Ware, Fiona Barton, and Paula Hawkins. The story takes place in the current day London, where Kate Channing receives a phone call fr...