Tuesday, November 22, 2011

THE SIXES by Kate White

Publisher: Harper Collins
August 2011
ISBN: 9780061576621
Reviewed by Angie
Obtained from Publicist

Pheobe Hall's life has come to a stand still in New York City when she is accused of plagiarism and her boyfriend walks out on her. The journalist has always prided herself on being the best celebrity biography writer and not relying on gossip without tracking down leads, so when it comes to light she used someone else's work, she is horrified. Her life may fall apart, but she picks herself up and moves on to a new project - teaching at a small college in Pennsylvania.

Pheobe thinks life in the sleepy little college town will be a place to recoup and regroup on her life plans. What she doesn't know is that she is walking into a clique of girls known amongst themselves as THE SIXES. These mean spirited girls are playing on Pheobe's fears and past experiences with bullying in school. When a murder in the town takes place, it all leads back to the college - and Pheobe finds herself caught up in a deadly game.

The second thriller written by Kate White, the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine was fast paced, heart stopping and brilliant. This has to be the best read of the summer of 2011 for this reader! Her first novel was well written but left me wanting more - and Ms. White definitely delivered in THE SIXES.

Having been a college student at one time, I spent most of my reading time being thankful to never have come across THE SIXES. Ms. White has brought her characters, their mean spirited nature and all to life with her words. This book reads like a lifetime movie making readers cry for the innocent, feel for the harmed and hate those who are causing harm. I highly recommend this novel to all readers who wish to be haunted by what could have been...

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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