The French Girl by Lexie Elliott is by far one of my favorite books that I have listened to recently. I love reading but find that I do not have a lot of time to read, so I really love Audible books. This book was recommended to me and I am really glad that I did listen to it! This book for me was a very fast listen, I finished it in two days!
The story centers around a group of six college friends who all attended Oxford University. They took a weekend trip to the country and stayed at one of their friends’ country farmhouses. It was supposed to be the perfect little getaway, until the French girl next door, Severine arrived. She was an unwelcome visitor to the group and things go from bad to worse when she ends up missing.
Fast forward ten years later and her body is found. Now the group of old college friends are swept into turmoil over what happened to the french girl? Who killed her? Who can you trust? Old friendships and relationships are tested as the book goes from present day to the past. Slowly, the pieces fall into place and the book takes you on a real thrill ride. I found that I really liked the main character and all of the characters were well described and the relationships were believable. You have a mystery thriller and a bit of a romance thrown in for good measure. All in all it was one of my favorites so far this year. This book kept me guessing until the very end.
About the Author:
Lexie Elliott grew up in Scotland, at the foot of the Highlands. Her first attempt at a book came in primary school, and featured a horse; sadly, that manuscript has been lost. She attended a local state high school, Dunblane High School, and spent much of her teenaged years reading and swimming. In 1994 she began a Physics degree at University College, Oxford, where she obtained a first; she subsequently obtained a doctorate in Theoretical Physics, also from Oxford University.
After losing her banking job during the Global Financial Crisis, she began work part-time in fund management in the City of London, where she still works now; the rest of her time is spent writing, or thinking about writing, and juggling family life and sport. Her debut novel, The French Girl, was published in February 2018. Lexie is currently working on her second novel.
To learn more about the author you can visit her site here. https://www.lexieelliott.com
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