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. (From Goodreads)
I rate this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars.
First and foremost, a HUGE thank you to Berkley Pub #prhpartner for sending me a free copy of this book.
I saw this book pop up on Berkleys Instagram feed a few months ago, the red sunglasses and red scarf press kit was so intriguing, I knew at once I needed this book. So of course after a little bit of “stalking” Berkley agreed to send me the book. HaHa!
Now on to the actual book. I found it to be phenomenal. I loved the pace, it fed you little tidbits of the past, and the present, just enough to keep you wanting to turn the pages just to see what happens next, and I swear guys, this is a “Just One More Chapter” book. I do want to state, that this book does not build to a huge plot twist, and then just ends. This book is more of a slow build, to the whodunit, and than a few more chapters of the aftermath. It is a very.
I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t fast paced, it wasn’t over detailed, or over the top dramatic. It was written well, and it was consistent. There was not a time while reading this book that I became bored, or disinterested in it. It was an easy read, with characters you love to love, and characters you love to hate, and it’s pretty clear early on, who those characters will be. I did bounce around on what I thought happened to Severine, but in the end, it was who I thought it was. It really made the most sense.
This book is out, Feb. 20th, 2018 I will include a pre-order link below. I hope that if you guys read and enjoy this book, you’ll share your thoughts with me!
Not that she creeps. She strolls, she saunters, she claims territory as her own with a single languid glance; everything about Severine is on Severine’s terms. Except her death, of course.