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The Sixes by Kate White (Review #2)

The SixesReviewed by Vickie Dailey

Famous writer Phoebe Hall has been accused of plagerism. Her long-term boyfriend has left her for another woman. In an effort to get away and wait for the dust to settle Phoebe takes a job at Lyle college. Her friend Glenda Johns is the school dean. As a favor to her friend, she starts to investigate a secret society of girls called The Sixes. Phoebe knows well from first-hand experience the damage such a group can do as she herself was terrorized while at boarding school with Glenda.

When one of the students is found drowned in the river, Phoebe delves closer in to the mystery of the Sixes and someone starts trying to frighten her off with scary little presents left in her house. With the help of Hutch, a retired school security officer, they try to put together the pieces of Lily Mack’s death. When Phoebe finds Hutch dead, she herself is almost killed. When the police step in and tell her to back off her investigation, she continues until all the secrets are unraveled. Read the rest of this entry »

The Sixes by Kate White

The SixesReviewed by Caryn St. Clair

There have been many books and movies done about secret societies on college campuses and there have been a ton of books and movies about mean girls. So how about a book that brings the two themes together? Author White has written a doozie of a book that takes “mean girls” to a whole new level.

It begins with the very first line, “Something wasn’t right.” The reader is immediately hooked and is slowly reeled in as the protagonist travels further and further into the evil surrounding her. Phoebe Hall, an author of bestselling tell-all biographies of the rich and famous found herself disgraced when she is accused of plagiarism. When her boarding school roommate offers her a teaching position in a small Pennsylvania town, Phoebe leaps at the opportunity to leave New York for a semester. But things start going seriously wrong when a student disappears just months after her boyfriend vanished. Phoebe agrees to help when her friend, Glenda Johns, the college president, asks her to nose around a bit and see what she can turn up about the missing students. She starts asking questions and researching various people connected to the two students and uncovers some things that make her uncomfortable. Unfortunately, she has stepped into a few places others wanted to remain hidden. Things begin to turn seriously dangerous for Phoebe.

There is much going on beneath the surface of this sleepy college town with characters who have many faces. Phoebe constantly has to guess who she can trust and who is part of the larger cover up. The author has given readers a well paced, suspense driven book that will keep them guessing until the end who the good and evil characters are. Read the rest of this entry »