Published: February 20, 2018
Publisher: Berkley Books
They were six university students from Oxford spending a week together in a French Farmhouse. It was supposed to be a perfect getaway until they met the neighbor, Severine. Kate Channing thought Severine was an unwelcoming presence. After a huge altercation on the last night of the trip, Kate knew nothing would ever be the same. That was also the last time Severine was ever seen.
Ten years later the case is reopened when Severine’s body is found in the well behind the farmhouse. The friends were all questioned, but Kate stands to lose everything she’s worked so hard to achieve as the police begin to think she had something to do with Severine’s death. Kate soon finds herself buried under layers of deception with no one to set her free.
I was looking forward to reading this since it’s been on my list since it was published. But it fell flat for me. I found myself zoning out throughout the book and then I would have to reread so I knew what was going on. However I kept feeling like I wasn’t reading anything that added value to the story. Out of the 304 pages, I would say about 40 pages were exciting and had my attention. The remaining were not important to the overall story and just filler pages. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars because those 40 pages were interesting, but I wouldn’t really recommend this book when there are so many other page turning thrillers you HAVE to read first.
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