Author: Kate White
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Harper Collins
Source: A complimentary copy was provided by TLC Book Tours and the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
"Right after Phoebe Hall’s long-term boyfriend breaks off their relationship, she’s falsely accused of plagiarizing her latest bestselling celebrity biography. Looking for a quiet place to put her life back together, she jumps at the offer to teach in a small private college in Pennsylvania run by her former boarding school roommate. But something evil lurks behind the quiet campus cafés and leafy maple trees. When the body of a female student washes up on the banks of a nearby river, disturbing accusations begin to surface about abuses wrought by a secret campus society known as The Sixes. Haunted by memories of her own school days, Phoebe launches a private investigation, and soon finds herself in the middle of a real-life nightmare, not knowing whom she can trust and if she will even survive. Because with the truth comes a terrifying revelation: your darkest secrets can still be uncovered . . . and
starting over may be a crime punishable by death." (TLC Book Tours)
I avoid horror stories, especially in film, but when I picked up The Sixes by Kate White, I was excited to find this story is not only a bit of a mystery, but also a nail-biting, blanket grabbing, stay awake because you can't get it out of your mind, kind of thriller!!!
When Phoebe joins the teaching staff at a small college in Pennsylvania, she does it to get away from the "noise" her life had become. Little did she know, her move would have her facing fears of the past as students are reported missing and/or found dead in the nearby river and a secret society of girls is becoming a menacing factor. Amid break-ins, dead rats, and more terrifying scenarios; Phoebe insists on assisting her friend Gloria, the head of the college, in breaking up the group and finding answers regarding a possible serial killer on campus, even though it puts her very life in danger.
I suggest you read The Sixes with the light on and your doors locked because you'll be sure to feel Phoebe's terror in this fast-paced exciting novel!!
Warning: passionate and frightening scenes within
Kate White is recognized internationally as not only the veteran editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the bestselling women’s magazine in the world, but also as the critically acclaimed author of both fiction and nonfiction books. Few high-profile editors have successfully balanced the rigors of overseeing a major magazine title with a thriving and independent writing career.