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The French Girl
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
One woman becomes trapped in the tangled bonds of friendship in an exhilarating debut novel of psychological suspense for fans of Fiona Barton, Clare Mackintosh, and Ruth Ware. We all have our secrets... 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...
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fleeting
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Mehso-so

Very slow-paced and character-driven. Which I usually love, but I didn't really gain anything from this. I think the murdered French girl is just an excuse to let us in the mind of the protagonist who thinks of her college mates and the fateful summer they met Severine (murdered girl). No resolutions but the murderer is already given from the start. Nothing to solve here, just introspection and what-ifs. LOTS of legal stuff bec author is a lawyer.

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WitBeyndMehsure
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Mehso-so

I finished. And by finished I mean At 57% I just needed to know who did it so I skimmed the last two chapters. If you‘re a person who likes character development vs plot development in your mysteries and have a preference for slower paced mysteries this will probably work for you. #Mysteries #TheFrenchGirl

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Lillie
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Pickpick

The body of a young woman, that went missing after a weekend away to France, turns up 10 years later. Enjoyed this as a murder mystery not the psychological thriller it was purported to be. Fun summer/beach read. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2

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Madison91
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Mehso-so

Another book that was ruined for me by all the buzz around it! It was still really good thought I was expecting a page turner I couldn‘t put down, this was more a slow burn.

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YasmiNova
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
Pickpick

I enjoyed this - the writing flows nicely, the characters are well fleshed out and the pace is good, though i was expecting a more unexpected outcome (so in a way, it was unexpectedly expected?) Anyway, a good read!
#Booked2019, #newtomeauthor
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Hahahahaha....surprise endings are surprise endings right!?!?! 8mo
YasmiNova Indeed 😁 8mo
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YasmiNova
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott

"I spend the day refusing to get excited because it will all come to naught whilst also meticulously planning my sales pitch. It's an exercise in believing two mutually exclusive ideas; it's exhausting."

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Clwojick
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Bailedbailed

I could not get into this book what so ever. 😤 I was about 40% into it, and I had no interest whatsoever. Since it‘s a Readathon, I want to keep the momentum, not slow it down... so I bailed. Oh well! Better luck with the next book. 🤷🏻‍♀️

#25inFive #Readathon @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 #24B4Monday #ReadHarder!

Leftcoastzen It happens sometimes. Life is too short to not enjoy what you are reading. 9mo
TheReadingMermaid Exactly! SO many more books to read!!!! 9mo
Andrew65 Good luck with your next book. 9mo
Clwojick @Leftcoastzen is it weird that I feel bad when I can‘t get into a book? Lol. I hate bailing, but I generally give myself 100pages, or 25% then I bail if I have absolutely no interest. 📚 9mo
Leftcoastzen @Clwojick I used to feel bad , I guess now I‘m older and feel like I‘m running out of time😁Everybody has different tastes and not every book is the right fit.I always respect their effort in writing and getting published but know when it‘s time to DNF and move on. 9mo
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Clwojick
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Started this one last night, and I‘m continuing it now tonight. I attempted to read a few chapters of What Alice Forgot, but I simply couldn‘t keep interest. Movie on to an audiobook, and hopefully I can finish off the other one later. So far, I‘m only at 3 hours, 20 mins for #25inFive

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inmegslibrary
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Blue skies, wine, and a book 🥰

BoleyBooks Looks like a marvelous day to me!!! 🤗😍 9mo
Pricel101 My idea of heaven! 😇📚🍷 9mo
Megabooks Nice! 9mo
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LineM
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Pickpick

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QuietMornings
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Pickpick

It certainly wasn‘t the twistiest of books, but I didn‘t want to put it down. I enjoyed the story, and I‘ll def pick up her new book when it‘s released later this month!

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donnamartinreads
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Pickpick

Such a satisfying, quick read. Loved it!

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emmaturi
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Pickpick

I finished this a few days ago, basically a French girl is found murdered after 10 years. Suspects are the 5 people that visited the farmhouse where she was found. #books #bookcover #readingbooks

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sumaiyya.books
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Mehso-so

This felt like a promising read - a group of friends are forced to revisit a holiday ten years in the past where a French girl they met was later found dead - as the investigation is reopened and they‘re suspects, their inner anxieties and secrets surface. Their relationships are put under the microscope and betrayals are revealed. The ending was very anticlimactic and overall I was underwhelmed. Would recommend only if you‘re new to the genre.

Butterflyamore I love that purse! 14mo
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SarahRotenberry
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Pickpick

I‘m really really enjoying this book. I like the characters and the devices the writer uses. Psychological thriller-lite about the aftermath of a French vacation gone wrong. It‘s keeping me interested and not wanting to finish the last 10%

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n.reads
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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New read! Couldn't put this book aside!

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literarywisdom
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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#currentread So I've decided to start The French Girl by Lexie Elliott. It's only 296 pages so should be quite a quick read.
What are you planning on reading today?
#bookstagram #bookblogger #readersfirst #bookreviewer #bookjournal

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VanessaCW
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
Pickpick

Beautifully written and well paced literary psychological thriller. It‘s one of those slowly unravelling types of story where little pieces of information are fed to the reader like a lure, so that you are awaiting eagerly to learn what happens next. Although I had my suspicions, I had no idea how it would end. It was an unusual conclusion but justice was served even if a little ambiguously! A very enjoyable mystery.
4*

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kezzlou85
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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I've given this a pick as the story was good but the ending really let it down. I wanted a better resolution I must admit but I'm sure many others will love it.

jhod I'm reading this on pigeonhole at the moment 2y
jhod Really liking it! 2y
kezzlou85 @jhod it was good. I just wanted a slightly different ending. I can't wait to see what you think of it. 😁 2y
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Kleonard
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Mehso-so

AKA I Know What You Did Last Summer in France.

Books_Wine_Repeat Best description! 😆 2y
Nonaroo 😂 2y
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TheLibrarian Sold! I love anything related to cheesy 90s horror films. 2y
Kleonard @TheLibrarian —there‘s even a part for Ryan Phillippe. 😂 2y
TheLibrarian @Kleonard YES!!! 🤣 2y
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JoScho
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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This one caught my eye at the library today. The synopsis sounds interesting but it has mixed reviews. Has anyone read this one? Thoughts?

Jess7 I havent but I got in a book haul the other day. Hope to read it soon. 2y
JoScho @Jess7 lol of course you did. We are definitely drawn to the same books ❤️ 2y
Gissy Nope! But read it and then have your own opinion. I had learned that you can enjoy and like books that others hate!🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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southerninlaw
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Pickpick

Want to read my review? Find it at www.instagram.con/southerninlaw #thefrenchgirl #mystery #thriller

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guinsgirlreads
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Mehso-so

Another so-so.. that‘s 2 in a row ugh! 😔😒 I could have dealt with some twists and/or turns in this one. Also a little background of the characters, or their trip. It kind of just fell flat for me.

mrozzz Same same. 2y
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guinsgirlreads
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Reading and trying to stay updated on my hockey playoffs until 8 hits and I can leave work!! #LetsGoPens #GoKingsGo

writerlibrarian 👊🏻😁😁😁😁 2y
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guinsgirlreads
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Starting this one before I do anything productive 😂 #amreading

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Dolly
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Pickpick

This was quite good, not excellent. A comfortable, easy read. If you need high drama, suspense, or gore this isn‘t it. Entertaining in a sophisticated kind of way.

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KayJaysReads
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
Pickpick

Enjoyed the quick little twist in the end, that slowed down the mystery and revealed new and old relationships.

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SincerelyStacie
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Really enjoyed this mystery about 6 friends who spend a week at a farmhouse in France and 10 years later a body is found at the bottom of the well. Could one of them be a murderer?

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shahn77
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Mehso-so

This book just missed the mark for me. The writing was good and the plot was fine. I just didn't feel drawn in by the story or the characters. There are a lot of books that tell similar stories that I would recommend instead of this one.

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guinsgirlreads
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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My latest #workhaul #libraryhaul .. I‘m on this Feng Shui Thing right now.. 🤷🏻‍♀️

#LitsyLovesLibraries #imgoodforcirculation 💃🏼

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vlwelser
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Pickpick

This one was quite good. I definitely recommend it. It's a mystery. As in, who actually killed the French girl? 💖📚

#NetGalley #ARC

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Kmacthelibrarian
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Ooh la la! This beach read is so far so good. #mystery #suspense EDIT/Update: Like Girl On the Train meets Friends meets Melrose Place.

Jess7 Nice description. Definitely will check it out. 2y
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cplaczek
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Pickpick

Six university students get together to spend a week in a French farmhouse. The French Girl next door goes missing. Ten years later the French Girl's body is found at the bottom of a well on the property. The investigation begins. Really enjoyed this book!

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ChrisM
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Pickpick

I could not put It down! 10 years after a trip to France that ended with the breakup of a relationship & the disappearance of a French girl the police find the body & reopen the case. What really happened on that long ago trip? Was it really as they remembered or did something sinister happen? Their friendship, their businesses, & even their lives may be at risk.
Thank you to NetGalley & the publisher for providing an ARC for my honest review.

Jerdencon I'm looking forward to reading this one! 2y
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Kristy_K
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Mehso-so

Fell a little short for me. There‘s really not much excitement, it‘s a rather slow read for something being billed as a thriller.

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JennBlogsBooks
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Pickpick

Can you believe it‘s March already⁉️ I had another great reading month. I finished 7 books in total, a mix of audiobooks and physical books. Have you read any of these yet?
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Grist Mill Road - 4/5 ⭐️
She Regrets Nothing - 3/5 ⭐️
*Look For Me - 5/5 ⭐️
Ararat - 4/5⭐️
*Force of Nature - 4/5⭐️
*Zero Day - 4.5/5⭐️
*The French Girl - 4/5⭐️
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As always an asterisk means it was a personal favorite and highly recommended!
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#monthlywrapup

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SassyBookworm
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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@mrozzz what an awesome giveaway!!! Head over to mrozzz‘s page to check out how to enter!!!

#giveaway #cleartheshelvesgiveaway

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Tianarose
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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#cleartheshelvesgiveaway @mrozzz thanks for the giveaway! These are some awesome titles!

mrozzz Going to search #cleartheshelvesgiveaway want to make sure you get credit for every entry! 😊 (edited) 2y
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TorieStorieS
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Pickpick

This one was practically a one-sitting read for me! Ten years later, the bones of the mademoiselle next door are discovered and brings six university friends back together to re-live that week! Engaging and entertaining, this would be a great book for your plane rides later in the month!

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HotCocoaReads
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Pickpick

Well, this book certainly had me on the edge of my seat, wondering what happened to Severine, the French girl. It was fast-paced and that‘s exactly what I hoped for. My one problem is that when the truth came out, the French officer seemed to drop the whole case so quickly that it didn‘t seem quite right. He was so intent on getting to the bottom of the case and then nothing. But it was a thrilling read and a love story that I quite enjoyed!

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goodreadsandme
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Mehso-so

Some novels are like rafting on a fast moving river. You are carried along through twists and turns, exhilarated, and perched on the end of your seat until the end. The French Girl is not such a novel. I compare the experience more to a leisurely float on a lazy river to a destination unknown. Peacefully and steadily moving along until its conclusion.

Full review on Goodreads.

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Kappadeemom
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Reading during my lunch under an #umbrellasky ☂️☂️❤️

DivineDiana So joyful! 2y
RaimeyGallant Where is this? 2y
Kappadeemom @RaimeyGallant Pensacola, FL 2y
mcipher That‘s so cool!!! 2y
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Kappadeemom
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Woke up to this view this morning 💙💙 #PenascolaBeach

britt_brooke Ooh, lovely! 2y
Cinfhen Lovely 💜 2y
cathysaid Gorgeous 2y
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Kappadeemom
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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I really hate reading on Aldiko. The font is small and when you enlarge it you can‘t swipe to turn the page. Trying to finish this one tonight since I‘m in a hotel for work 😐

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mrozzz
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Mehso-so

Pacing like Girl on the Train, echoes of the group of Secret History but in line with the writing style of Mary Kubica.

I think I like Kate (MC) but there was a bit too much inner questioning (I detest that about this genre) but the others don't feel fleshed out. I would have approved of making the book longer. Hard for me to believe the strength of the bonds between the group, and hard to care.

Did Elliott just learn the word "nonplussed"? ?

bobregina I hate when they keep repeating the same word 🤦‍♀️ 2y
mrozzz @bobregina the repetition was crazy! Wish I was keeping track. 2y
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mrozzz
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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...the unease becomes corporeal, taking on the body of twisting snakes that are no longer confined to my stomach: now they're swaying upward, encircling my lungs, slithering through my throat, threatening to choke me of words and breath.... Severine appears beside me in the cab, scrutinizing me expressionlessly but I deem her presence a gesture of solidarity...may as well take whatever comfort I can get from this creation of my own mind.

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mrozzz
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Woooooo #bookmail 😄
Received my first Goodreads win, and ARC of The French Girl to be released in February and this awesome book of the music scene in the early 1980s which I've had my eye on for a WHILE and wasn't able to read when I had it checked out from the library. I've deemed it necessary writing research 🤷🏼‍♀️😏

Kaylamburson Congrats!! Make sure you try to review the Goodreads win sooner rather than later as that gives you a bigger chance of winning future ones! 2y
mrozzz @Kaylamburson really?!! That's how it works? 2y
Kaylamburson Yeah if you read the fine print it says it's not necessarily random. People who review right away do tend to win more. I won the first time I ever entered back in college and waited several months to review, and I've never won again lol. 2y
mrozzz @Kaylamburson whoa.... NOTED. 🙏🏻 (edited) 2y
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MyNamesParadise
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Really excited to have received this ARC in the mail today from #Goodreads! It still counts as #bookmail, even though it was free, right? Fascinating that the "girl" trend will still be present in 2018...which reminds me when the hell will Gillian Flynn come out with her 4th novel?!? Ahh!!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Totally counts as #bookmail! Enjoy. 📚📚👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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drbethandherkindle
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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I got this as a First to Read from Penguin and loved it! The reunion of college friends is marred by the reopening of a murder investigation and the discovery that they are all suspects! A lot of this book focuses on the dynamic of the group, which I found to be endlessly fascinating. I may have mentioned my penchant for the “friends go on vacation and problems arise” genre before and this was a great take on that for me. 4⭐️

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mrozzz
The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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Ha! What a nice email to wake up to. This thriller is slated to come out early next year. And this is my first giveaway win! Yay 😄😄😄 🙏🏻

MorbidAi Congratulations!! 2y
AmyG Congrats. Nice to win. 2y
mrozzz Thanks!!! @MorbidAi yes it is! @AmyG 2y
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