The Sixes by Kate White
I was thrilled when I won a copy of The Sixes by Kate White in a giveaway. White is the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and is a New York Times bestselling author, and I had yet to read a novel from her. So I tore into The Sixes with enthusiasm, and was engrossed in the story from the first page. Phoebe Hall finds herself in a sleepy college Pennsylvania job after her fabulous life crashes to pieces seemingly overnight. With her long-term boyfriend breaking up with her and being accused of plagiarizing her celebrity biography book, Phoebe needs a place to try to catch her breath. But she gets swept up in the mystery of a secret society on campus, one made of girls that would possibly go as far as murder. When the body of college female washes up from the river, the town’s facade is looking less and less rosy. Phoebe starts to distrust everyone in town – including the man she starts seeing, psychology professor Duncan Shaw. While she tries valiantly to find the real murderer, she doesn’t realize how close to them she may be – or how dangerous her path is.
I can’t even count how many times I got chills while reading this book. A true thriller, I was gasping and shrieking, and one time even found myself covering my eyes – something I do when watching scary movies (not as good when trying to read a book)! There is a lot going on in the story – to Phoebe’s current personal life, her past secrets, all the key players in the town, and plenty of suspense throughout the entire novel. I was thoroughly confused as to who the real killer was, and was shocked at the ending. I loved this mystery novel, suggest you read it, and can’t wait for more Kate White to land on my bookshelf!