Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Sixes by Kate White 

Publisher: Harper 
Pages: 384  
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:  Phoebe Hall's Manhattan life has suddenly begun to unravel. Right after her long-term boyfriend breaks off their relationship, she's falsely accused of plagiarizing her latest bestselling celebrity biography. Looking for a quiet place to put her life back together, 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 leafy maple trees lie evil happenings. The body of a female student washes up on the banks of a nearby river, and disturbing revelations begin to surface: accusations from coeds about abuses wrought by a secret society of girls on campus known as The Sixes.. To help Glenda, Phoebe embarks on a search for clues--a quest that soon raises painful memories of her own boarding school days years ago.


Kritters Thoughts:  A wonderful who dun it with a strong female characters at the lead.  Phoebe Hall has moved to small town PA to help cover a teaching position as her best friend is the college president.  Glenda is the college president and with all the drama that is going on on campus, she is fearful for her job and her safety.  These two women along with the police are trying to find the connection between some recent drownings right off campus and a secret underground society made up solely of college women.


I absolutely adored these two female characters - they had been friends through rough times and were there for each other through it all.  Seeing a strong female friendship was refreshing.  Beyond the characters, the story was pitch perfect.  I loved the twists and turns throughout the book and the person who ended up bring the culprit was present throughout the book and I loved that I didn't put all the clues together until the end.  After the drownings were solved there was still more book and more questions to answer, it was chock full of mysteries to solve.


I would recommend this book to new fans to the mystery genre and old hats to the genre. I kept thinking of it as a grown up Nancy Drew, do you agree?


Rating:  absolutely loved it and want a sequel


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own. 


The tour schedule:


Tuesday, June 5th: Kritters Ramblings
Wednesday, June 6th: Life is Short. Read Fast.
Thursday, June 7th: Twisting the Lens
Monday, June 11th: Why Girls Are Weird
Tuesday, June 12th: Colloquium
Wednesday, June 13th: Book Him Danno!
Thursday, June 14th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Tuesday, June 19th: Life In Review
Wednesday, June 20th: A Novel Source
Thursday, June 21st: My Bookshelf

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