THE SIXES by Kate White
Publisher: Harper, 384 pages
Publication Date: August 2, 2011
Summary: Kate White rises to the pinnacle of modern suspense with The Sixes, a page-turning stand-alone thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Hush, and the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine. With taught prose evocative of Laura Lippman’s Life Sentences and Dennis Lehane’s Moonlight Mile, White paints the sinister picture of a quiet Pennsylvania college town left shaken after a mysterious death precipitates a cascade of evil events on campus. When new teacher Phoebe Hall undertakes the dangerous quest of uncovering the truth behind the ghastly recent happenings, her investigation will send her into the clutches of a deadly secret society—the Sixes—and unearth the dark relics of her own long-buried past.
Review: A secret society of mean girls? A possible serial killer? A perfect beach read? Yes, yes and yes! Phoebe Hall, a writer of celebrity profiles, has been forced into seclusion because of a plagiarism scandal and is now teaching in a small town when a young woman drowns. Was it a tragic accident or murder? Phoebe decides to investigate the suspicious events surrounding the young girls death only to uncover secrets she could have never expected. Kate White, editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine, is the New York Times bestselling author of six mysteries (with The Sixes actually being her 7th). THE SIXES is a fast-paced, gripping mystery that grabs hold of the reader and doesn’t let go. The story flows beautifully, the writing is pitch-perfect and the mystery is impossible to figure out until the very end. I love Kate White’s storytelling ability and can’t wait to read more from this talented and prolific mystery writer (and fabulous editor).