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Berkley Hardcover
(2018-02-20)

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Fiction
Thriller
Crime/Mystery

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2nd Pass Pages

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THE FRENCH GIRL

Lexie Elliot

For readers of The Widow and The Woman in Cabin 10: One woman becomes trapped in the tangled bonds of friendship in an exhilarating debut novel of psychological suspense.

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 beautiful French 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.

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.

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Comments

13. June 2017, quote
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—an

Megan Miranda, author

13. June 2017, quote
A maelstrom of complicated friendships and shifting alliances. This addictive debut will keep you up late into the night!

Karen Dionne, author

1. September 2017, quote
Film/TV rights to The French Girl by Lexie Elliott were sold to Stephen Garrett @ Character Seven

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21. September 2017, quote
UK: Corvus/Atlantic ; Italy: Piemme ; Russia: Eksmo

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