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The French Girl

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Unfortunately, I did not finish reading The French Girl by Lexie Elliott. It may been a timing issue. As we all know, it has to be the right book at the right time. 

**I received an electronic ARC from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased review of this book.
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I really liked this story.  The characters are strong and well-developed.  The situation was believable, and I could easily picture it happening.  I especially liked the slight supernatural hint to it.  The bad guys were easy to dislike, too, even if they had a few redeeming qualities.
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The French Girl is a story of a group of friends on vacation when the neighbor mysteriously disappears.      Ten years later the case is reopened when her remains are found in a well on the property.     These friends are forced to examine their friendships, who they were then vs. who they are now, and what could have happen to Severine.  

I found myself making guesses as to what had happen to Severine and found that I figured it out rather early in the story yet there were a few other side stories that I was invested in and had to know how they would work out.     The friendships, the relationships, and the current lifestyles of the friends were all interesting.   I was intrigued by the dynamics between the friends as they were all questioned by the police.   I could feel the questions and the doubts as more was told of that vacation they all took.

This was a slow mystery/thriller.    As the story went on, I got more involved, and it moved a little faster.   Usually I’d quit a slow read but this was a good book.   I had to know, I couldn’t stop, and I am glad that I finished it.    I’d recommend picking up your own copy.

Thank you Tara O’Connor from Berkley for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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Thank you so much for the opportunity to review this book and to be an early reader via NetGalley! However, I will not be writing a review for this title at this time, as my reading preferences have since changed somewhat. In the event that I decide to review the book in the future, I will make sure to purchase a copy for myself or borrow it from a library. Once again, thank you so much for providing me with early access to this title. I truly appreciate it. Please feel free to contact me with any follow-up questions or concerns.
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the advanced copy.  Although I read this ages ago, I realized I had not given a review.  This was an amazing book and I cannot wait to read more by Lexie Elliott.
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I want to be honest here. I love some good thrillers but I struggled with this one and sadly it was almost a DNF. However I could see people loving it, that’s the magic of books!
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I tried to get into this a couple of times, but I couldn't get past the first few chapters. It just wasn't for me. However, I did find the description intriguing.
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I Did Not Finish this one I  ended up getting the audiobook and gave up at 40% way too slow moving and boring didn't care what happened to any of the characters.
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It's been a bit since I read this book, but recall just not caring all that much about it. It seemed derivative of other books (and movies) I'd seen before (and since).  I thought it might be an interesting read, something to pass an afternoon or two with, but nope- wasn't that book. Sorry. not for me. But so many other's liked it- maybe you will too.
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I enjoyed the characters in this one.  At times the read was a little slow, mainly because it lacked the suspense that would have given it that little nudge to be a great read.
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Six friends from university spent a school break holidaying on a French farm. The end of their vacation took a turn when the neighboring girl has come up missing the day that they left. Now, ten years later her body has been found and the investigation is being re-opened. All of the friends are being questioned and many stand to lose everything if the truth from that night really comes out. 

This was much more of a slow burn read than most thrillers/suspense. It dealt a lot with character development which made you really attached to them and made you feel the feelings they were feeling towards each other. This was one heck of a wild ride. I would recommend this to people who enjoy slow burn thrillers cause it definitely had some excitement.
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I thought I would like this book, but I did not.  It was just too weird for me.  I had great hopes for it, but nope.  Didn't happen for me.
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Though I liked the book, I made the decision when I finished not to review it on my site because it didn't fit into my editorial schedule. I may include it in a review post or possibly a book list post in the future.
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I found this pretty boring and not very well written. It just wasn't for me. . I couldn't even finish it. But I am not a huge fan of mystery thrillers and this falls in that camp so it probably was just personal opinion.
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This one was quite good. 6 friends were on holiday in France 10 years ago and the girl in the farmhouse next door went missing. Now her body has been discovered and the French police are under pressure to solve the case. Only one of the 6 knows the whole story but which one is it? Kate struggles to keep her business afloat while dealing with the stress of being the prime suspect with the best motive. Who can she really trust and which of her friends is a murderer? What doesn't she remember? I definitely recommend it.
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This was a suspense filled novel that kept me reading. Will suggest to customers who are into thriller style fiction. Will be looking for more from this author.
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Strong mystery/thriller. Took me a little while to get into it and I didn't find myself too invested in the characters, but otherwise an interesting mystery.
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It was supposed to be a holiday to relax after graduation but something went horribly wrong. This is the story of six friends who, after graduating from Oxford University, head to France to spend a week drinking and chilling. But Severine enters their lives, until she suddenly disappears the night before they return to England. 
Ten years later, her body is found in a well by the house where they were staying and the police have questions for the six friends. Kate Channing, from whose point of view the story is told, is now thirty-one years old, single, and busy finding new clients for her new headhunter firm. She doesn't have good memories of that French week and some of them are not accurate at all. The start of the investigation brings the six friends back together and with that Kate's guilt and feelings. 
Slow-paced yet captivating, this novel was enjoyable and mysterious. The author does a good job casting doubt on Kate's character, but, despite this, I really liked this character. A compelling read about friendship, love, jealousies, and secrets.
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Six friends vacation at a farmhouse in France. Their neighbor Severine disappears. They were all questioned 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 alive.

The story is slow to start and easy to put put down.
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If Agatha Christie were still alive, she would blurb this book. A fun modern take on the country house cozy.
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