The French Girl
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 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.
I have seen this book popping up all over the internet. When I first heard about it, I instantly put the book on my wish list. I could not wait to read this book. Thus, when I got the chance to read this book, I was very excited. Right away I picked it up and started reading.
The story was slow to start. It was this way to grab me and draw me into the mystery surrounding what happened to six friends long ago. After, the first several chapters, I was ready to jump to the past. Yet, I was just fed some tidbits of details. While, I don't mind this, it did not work for me as I found myself disinterested in the characters. In fact, I was kind of turned off by some of them. I found their petty and self centered attitudes a turn off. Although, I did not care for this book, there was a sliver of a gem underneath it all that makes me want to try another book from this author.