KateWhite rises to the pinnacle of modern suspense with The Sixes, apage-turning stand-alone thriller from the New York Times bestsellingauthor of Hush, and the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitanmagazine. With taught prose evocative of Laura Lippman’sLife Sentences and Dennis Lehane’s MoonlightMile, White paints the sinister picture of a quiet Pennsylvaniacollege town left shaken after a mysterious death precipitates a cascade ofevil events on campus. When new teacher Phoebe Hall undertakes the dangerousquest of uncovering the truth behind the ghastly recent happenings, herinvestigation will send her into the clutches of a deadly secret society—theSixes—and unearth the dark relics of her own long-buried past.
Cosmo editor-in-chief White's prose like a brisk walk through a tree-lined campus in autumn is perfectly suited to the setting and tone of this stand-alone mystery thriller about mean girl games run amok. Disgraced celebrity tell-all author Phoebe Hall wants nothing more than to leave Manhattan for the peaceful asylum of Lyle College in rural Pennsylvania, where Lyle's president and her best friend from boarding school, Glenda Johns, has offered her a teaching job. But when Glenda asks Phoebe to look into rumors of a secret sorority known as the Sixes and a possible link to a missing coed, the idea of asylum takes on an ominously different meaning. White (Hush) ratchets up the chills as Phoebe starts to find little things, like six apples, left at her house that she takes to be attempts to frighten her. Undaunted, Phoebe persists in her investigation. Great pacing and plausible characterization with only a smidgen of forgivable contrivance make this a worthy end-of-summer beach read. Author tour.
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