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The French Girl (Hardcover)

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An idyllic farmhouse in the French countryside. Young, vacationing Oxford students. Murder. A decade later a body is found in the farmhouse well, and the young students, now ten years older and living their lives, some successful, some not, must come to terms with what really happened that one summer night. Excellent murder mystery. Loved it! — Julie (RBB Staff)

— From The French Girl


I Know What You Did Last Summer meets the French countryside in the trade reprint of the exhilarating psychological suspense novel about a woman trapped by the bonds of friendship.

We all have our secrets...

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 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...

About the Author

Lexie Elliott grew up in Scotland, at the foot of the Highlands. She graduated from Oxford University, where she obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics. A keen sportswoman, she works in fund management in London, where she lives with her husband and two sons. The rest of her time is spent writing, or thinking about writing, and juggling family life and sport.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780399586934
ISBN-10: 0399586938
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publication Date: February 20th, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English