The French GirlLexie Elliott
1 March 2018
Published by Corvus
She appears, lithe and tanned, by the swimming pool one afternoon. Severine – the girl next door. It was supposed to be a final celebration for six British graduates, the perfect French getaway, until she arrived. Severine’s beauty captivates each of them in turn. Under the heat of a summer sky, simmering tensions begin to boil over – years of jealousy and longing rising dangerously to the surface.
And then Severine disappears.
A decade later, Severine’s body is found at the farmhouse. For Kate Channing, the discovery brings up more than just unwelcome memories. As police suspicion mounts against the friends, Kate becomes desperate to resolve her own shifting understanding of that time. But as the layers of deception reveal themselves, Kate must ask herself – does she really want to know what happened to the French girl?
A maelstrom of complicated friendships and shifting alliances. This addictive debut will keep you up late into the night!
Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King's Daughter
A gripping mystery that delves into the past and the darker side of friendships, this book will have you questioning everything you think you know. The French Girl is a fantastic debut about tangled relationships, shifting perceptions, and the memories--and people--that haunt us. I was completely captivated from beginning to end.
Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Stranger
You'll be well-served to carve out a lofty chunk of time for this tangled mystery, as The French Girl demands a one-sit read.