Friday Meme’s ~ The French Girl
Since there are a few Friday Meme’s that I want to participate in I have decided to post them all in one post.
Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.
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 am only 10% into this one so I don’t know a lot yet but it’s not been real bad so far, just the build up and getting to know the MC’s.
Looking back, the most striking thing is that she knew I didn’t like her and she didn’t care. That type of self-possession at the tender age of nineteen -well, it’s unnatural. Or French. She was very, very French.
It did make me curious about the French girl. 🙂
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda @ Freda’s Voice. It’s like Tuesday Teaser but you have a specific place in your read that you have to turn in your read (page 56 or 56%) to get your teaser.
With my old kindle (I miss my fire) I am having a hard time getting to the middle of the book so I got as close as I could and I am calling it good. 🙂
“Tom,” says Lara uncannily if sleepily, pulling my gaze back to her. “Come on, time to tell all.
” I rub a hand over my face, not trusting my voice for a moment, then recover and say, “Not much to tell.”
“You’re pretty upset for not much to tell.”
Hmm, I wonder what happened? Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week we are asked a question to answer so it reminds me a bit of FF and so I thought it made a good fit to my other Friday Memes.
Who is your favorite children’s books author and why?
Is it terrible bad that you can’t remember a lot of the books you read as a child. The only one that pops into my head that I remember liking a lot as a kid and probably why I like mysteries was Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol. They contain a bunch of mini mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown would solve and then at the end of the mystery it would say something like. How did he know the jewels where in the bag? Then you would go to the back of the book and find out how he figured it out. 🙂 He was extremely smart and very observant like a young Sherlock Holmes, so he always figured things out and helped his dad who was a policeman.
Though I have read a few children’s books as an adult, I don’t think I really have a favorite author.