May 2019 book reviews

Connexion journalists read the latest French releases. To be fair, each gets 20 minutes’ reading time. This month: The French girl, La Débâcle, Memories and Poems from a Sunny Clime, Same Circus Different Clowns,  Zazou and Rebecca

The French Girl  Lexie Elliott ***EDITOR'S CHOICE***

Corvus £7.99 ISBN: 978-1-78649-556-3

Kate is haunted by the memory of that French girl, Séverine, ‘the girl next door’ who she met on holiday with her group of friends.

This was supposed to be a dream holiday where she and her friends (Tom, Lara, Caroline, Theo and Seb) would celebrate being young graduates. However, the arrival of Séverine changed everything. She starts spending time every day at the pool with them although she does not get along with all the girls.

She then suddenly disappears when the group of friends goes back to England.

Her body is found in a well ten years later and the six friends are now all working professionals in London.

While the police re-open the case, the group has to be reunited and old forgotten memories are brought back.

A French detective comes to London to meet them individually but ...

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