The American Girl

The American Girl Review

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?

Title:The American Girl
Edition Language:English

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  • Archit Ojha

    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 h...

  • Louise Wilson

    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 ru...

  • switterbug (Betsey)

    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...

  • Danielle Urban

    Review: Can you imagine being a young teenager girl and a foreign exchange student who is staying with a family...next thing you realize is that you're in the hospital. They way you were found causes ...

  • Erica

    I had to give up on this. I'd worked on it for weeks; every time I picked it up, I had forgotten what had happened last time I'd read it and then I'd get bored and put it down again in favor of someth...

  • Carlos

    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 respon...

  • Sheila

    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 ...

  • i.

    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...

  • ScifiMostTheTime

    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...

  • Donna Wetzel

    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. ...