‘Beguiles from its first fevered pages … A rich, captivating novel you simply can’t put down’ Megan Abbott, Edgar Award-winning author of Dare Me and The Fever
‘This fierce, convoluted tale offers one surprise after another.’ Publishers Weekly
‘Horsley’s spooky psychological thriller is the perfect late-summer beach read’ Richmond Times-Dispatch
‘The suspense and deep plot speak volumes … kept me on the edge of my seat. I was deeply entranced with this magnificent tale and I highly recommend it to readers everywhere. Kate Horsley is indeed a talented writer’ Manhattan Book Review
‘A compelling psychological thriller … [with] Poe-like dread ’ Booklist
‘Throughout her novel’s shifts in narration and chronology, Horsley plays the reader as cleverly as she does the characters’ Kirkus
‘Loaded with twists and unexpected turns, The American Girl is not only chilling, it is frighteningly plausible’ Reader To Reader
‘Readers will certainly add Kate Horsley to their list of authors to watch in the future’ BoloBooks.com
‘The American Girl is a psychological suspense novel … that will have readers holding their breath until the last page’ Lori Rader-Day, Mary Higgins Clark-winning author of Little Pretty Things
‘Kate Horsley’s taut writing and whip-smart plotting make for an exceptional mystery … hypnotic’ Hilary Davidson, Anthony Award-winning author of Blood Always Tells
From the Back Cover
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?