Kate White is best known as the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine and several bestselling career bibles including Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead…but Gutsy Girls Do and 9 Secrets of Women who Get Everything They Want. Then in 2002 she decided to try her hand at mystery novels and scored a hit with If Looks Could Kill featuring Bailey Weggins. There have been several follow up books in the series which have also hit the bestseller list and the books have been optioned by Lions Gate Pictures. Then last year she wrote Hush which I reviewed and now she is back with The Sixes and it is another page turner!
From the back of the book:
Phoebe Hall’s Manhattan life is unexpectedly derailed off the fast track when her long-term boyfriend leaves her just as she is accused of plagiarizing her latest best-selling celebrity biography. Looking for a quiet place to pick up the pieces, Phoebe jumps at the offer to teach in a sleepy Pennsylvania town at a small private college run by her former boarding school roommate and close friend, Glenda Johns.
But behind the campus’s quiet cafes and looming maple trees lie evil happenings. The body of a coed washes up from the nearby river, and soon hidden secrets begin to surface among the students: rumors of past crimes and abuses wrought by a disturbing secret society known as The Sixes.
Determined to find answers and help Glenda, Phoebe embarks on a search for clues – a quest that soon raises dark memories of her boarding school days. Plunging deeper into danger with every step, Phoebe knows she’s close to unmasking a killer. But with truth comes a deeply terrifying revelation: the past can’t be outrun…and starting over can be a crime punishable by death.
When I was asked to review this book I had this feeling that it would hook me from the first chapter and I wasn’t wrong. I belong to a sorority but The Sixes are nothing like a sorority and don’t cross them because they won’t forget it and will seek retaliation even if it is subtle! There are many characters thrown in to the mix and while you might think one person is involved in the happenings on campus and in town, you might be right and you might be wrong. Kate brings to this story a mix of complex characters and entertwining their lives so that you don’t know who is a good guy and who isn’t. I found myself going back and forth on various characters and who might be involved and I was right on a few but not all! There is even some romance thrown in, but not without some suspicion on Phoebe’s part.
I definitely recommend this book and suggest you pick it up when it comes out on August 2nd. Or you could win a copy here!
So here is the contest:
I have been given 2 copies of Hush and 1 copy of The Sixes to give away. I will sweeten the pot and also offer my copy of The Sixes (ARC). So that is 4 books that I’m giving away! It is open to all residents of the US and Canada. Just leave a comment so that you can be entered.
I will even offer a 2nd entry if you blog about it or post it on Facebook. Just leave a second comment with your blog listing or your Facebook posting link.
The contest will close on Sunday, August 7th.