The American Girl by Kate Horsley

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Read The American Girl Online Free - From a bright new talent comes a riveting psychological thriller about an American exchange student in France involved in a suspicious accident, and the journalist determined to break the story and uncover 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 quite a stir, especially since the Blavettes—the French family with whom she’s been staying—have mysteriously disappeared. Now the media, and everyone in the idyllic village, are wondering if the American girl had anything to do with her host family’s disappearance.

Though she is cynical about the media circus that suddenly forms around the girl, Boston journalist Molly Swift cannot deny she is also drawn to the mystery and travels to St. Roch. She is prepared to do anything to learn the truth, including lying so she can get close to Quinn. But when a shocking discovery turns the town against Quinn and she is arrested for the murders of the Blavette family, she finds an unlikely ally in Molly.

As a trial by media ensues, Molly must unravel 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 very compelling murder suspect. Is Quinn truly innocent and as much a victim as the Blavettes—or is she a cunning, diabolical killer intent on getting away with murder…?

Told from the alternating perspectives of Molly, as she’s drawn inexorably closer to the truth, and Quinn’s blog entries tracing the events that led to her accident, The American Girl is a deliciously creepy, contemporary, twisting mystery leading to a shocking conclusion.

Title : The American Girl
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ISBN : 0062438514
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 432 pages


Archit rated it ★★★★★

May 31, 2017

Ok, you caught me! A curious case of a book binding the reader. Quinn Perkins comes to France as an exchange student. One day in a pleasant summer, she is found wounded and barefoot in the woods. She has no sense of what has happened to her. No memories at all. Doctors advice her to record the vid...

Louise rated it ★★★★☆

August 29, 2016

Quinn Perkins is a 17 year old foreign exchange student. She wakes up in hospital with no memory except being chased by something dangerous. She does not remember that she was involved in a hit and run accident. She has been given a camera to help her remember events as they unravel door her. The...

Danielle rated it ★★★★★

June 04, 2016

Review: Can you imagine being a young teenager girl and a foreign exchange student who is staying with a thing you realize is that you're in the hospital. They way you were found causes a stir among everyone. So many questions and no answers. Your memory is blank...all except for th...

switterbug (Betsey) rated it ★★★☆☆

June 15, 2016

In this noir-ish mystery, a 17 year-old American exchange student, Quinn Perkins, stumbles out of the woods in a small, medieval-esque French village, bloodied and barefoot. She falls into a coma, and subsequently wakes up with no memory of the events that transpired. In fact, she remembers hardl...

Carlos rated it ★★★★☆

June 24, 2017

4 1/2 stars ..... I was intrigued with this book since I started reading it and the tension kept all the way to the end . You are swept along with the events that are happening in the book, the responsibility of the "American girl" in the crime being investigated is purposely left vague throughou...

Sheila rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 09, 2017

2 stars--it was okay. I really liked this book when I first started reading it; the mystery was intriguing, the writing was good, and there were lots of really creepy hints of something sinister going on. But the more I read, the more disappointed I became. The writing is good, yes, but I wasn't ab...

i. rated it ★★★☆☆

February 05, 2017

This book reminded me of a summer I spent trying to learn French in France. I lived with a host family, went to lots of parties and to the swimming pool. I still remember the strong smell of Gauloises that everybody seemed to love,and of course the delicious baguettes. My problem with this book i...

ScifiMostTheTime rated it ★★★★☆

July 29, 2016

Merde this was a good book. Kate Horsley has brought a slightly updated format to the story telling timeline that I personally enjoyed. Reading between past and present, but presented in a blog, video diary or narrated sequence was a nice change. This is one of the few times that, when a book jum...

Donna rated it ★★★★★

June 21, 2016

Thanks Goodreads for my copy of the book The American Girl. This is one of those books that you won't figure out until the end. It kept teasing along, giving hints throughout. Good mystery.

Liz rated it ★★★★☆

August 26, 2016

The American Girl was a bang on psychological thriller, well told story with plenty of twists and the added advantage of not necessarily being predictable - and I liked the way the past/present vibe was used in this novel - a kind of found footage twist that worked very well. The American Girl stu...

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