Books, Reviews

The American Girl – Kate Horsley

#Synopsis

A riveting psychological thriller about an American exchange student in France involved in a suspicious accident and the dark secrets a small town is hiding. . .

On a quiet summer morning seventeen-year-old American exchange student Quinn Perkins stumbles out of the woods near the small French town of St. Roch, barefoot, bloodied, and unable to say what has happened to her.

Quinn’s appearance creates a stir, especially since her host family, the Blavettes, has mysteriously disappeared. Now the media, and everyone in the idyllic village, are wondering if the American girl has anything to do with the missing family.

A Boston reporter named Molly Swift travels to St. Roch, prepared to do anything to learn the truth and score the ultimate scoop. After Quinn is arrested and a trial by media ensues, she finds an unlikely ally in the young journalist. Molly unravels the disturbing secrets of the town’s past in an effort to clear Quinn’s name, but even she is forced to admit that the American girl makes a compelling suspect.

Is Quinn truly an innocent abroad, or is she a cunning, diabolical killer intent on getting away with murder?

#Review

The synopsis promised a gripping story-line, but am sorry to say that the book was a let down. The writer did have a good story but I don’t know, I felt that it got lost somewhere. There were many sub-plots which weren’t properly explained, spoiling the mood as you go further with the story.

Not being a fan of novels with a dark edge like this one, might be the reason I didn’t like it much. To each his own, I believe.

Until the next post,

Your ever-reading Nami 🙂

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