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Publisher's Summary

Meet Molly Sutton, 38 years old and out of work, who moves to a village in France to recover from the end of her marriage. She's looking for peace, beautiful gardens, and pastry - a slower, safer life than the one she'd been living outside of Boston. But you know what they say about the best intentions....

Molly has barely gotten over jet-lag before she hears about a local student's disappearance. In between getting her old ramshackle house in order and reveling in French food, Molly ends up embroiled in the case, along with the gendarmes of Castillac. And unlike the Nancy Drews she loved as a child, this mystery stirs up emotions she thought had been put to rest...and terrifies the residents of her beloved village.

©2015 Nell Goddin (P)2015 Nell Goddin

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The third girl

A very enjoyable book. This story has such interesting characters and the town was charming. Murder mystery!

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Great First Novel

"The Third Girl" is a great beginning to the Molly Sutton Mysteries series. It was very gripping and Molly was a delight to read about. However all the detective work is really done by the actual police. Molly just so happens to keep running into clues or making fantastical leaps. I read more about her fascination with the house whose owner hangs their La Perla underwear to dry than any active sleuthing Molly may have done. The author put more time into describing Molly getting aquainted with her new home town than making it seem like she had any detective or busybody tendencies that you would expect from the main heroine of a detective/mystery novel. But that is understandable as the author does have to world build for this series and introducing characters and their histories is important.

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intriguing Story but flat delivery

The story line was interesting enough to keep me wondering who dunit, but delivery terrible.

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Rather twee

Story was OK, but American accent was somewhat out of place at times. Wouldn't listen to any more books in the series

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Intriguing first book in a new series

Nell Goddin has crafted an intriguing first book in her new series. It is well written and the characters are well developed. With plenty of twists I highly recommend this book to cozy mystery fans.

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Slow and Disjointed

This one had great potential but never really took off. A lot of filler that just made the story messy. There were so many miscellaneous characters that did not add anything to the story. No clear profession in the story or build up. It was suddenly solved and then over. I still have no idea how we got there. No real crime solving occurred.

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The reading is excellent, the rest.....

This book was very boring. i don't know what made me listen to the whole book, but it was a complete waste of my time. There really wasn't a story., and the ending??? That had to be the most pathetic excuse for solving a crime ever in the history of fictional crime solving. I don't want to give spoilers, in case others actually chose to waste their time and a credit, but the reasoning for the crime being solved could have been explained in many other ways. The narrator is wonderful.

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attention grabber<br />felt like i was there<br />

indepth descriptions, you feel like you're actually there. no idea who dunnit til the end. =:O







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Poor quality

Stilted reading and writing. Poor French accent. If you can't do it right don't do it. Speak English. Too many unnecessary words and facts as I find with a lot of these inexpensive kindle books.

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A Quick, Entertaining Read

I read this audio book in two days, zooming through it and never feeling bored with it. I loved main character Molly and the setting of her new home in the French countryside, feeling like I was there with her trying to solve this mystery. I'm looking forward to more stories from this author -- particularly with the characters in this small, charming, yet mysterious town.

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  • 05-27-20

The narrator is terrible

Omg I could of listened to a Sam Sloan PI with this American narrator. Absolutely no ability with accents. Such a shame.