The Sixes: A Novel by Kate White
3.5 Stars plus some.
Goodreads: Kate White rises to the pinnacle of modern suspense with The Sixes, a page-turning stand-alone thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Hush, and the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine. With taught prose evocative of Laura Lippman’s Life Sentences and Dennis Lehane’s Moonlight Mile, White paints the sinister picture of a quiet Pennsylvania college town left shaken after a mysterious death precipitates a cascade of evil events on campus. When new teacher Phoebe Hall undertakes the dangerous quest of uncovering the truth behind the ghastly recent happenings, her investigation will send her into the clutches of a deadly secret society—the Sixes—and unearth the dark relics of her own long-buried past.
My take: This is really a 3.5+ book. The plus sign is for giving me the eebie jeebies late at night when I was reading it. Excellent suspense factor. Interesting premise of secret society of "mean girls gone psycho." Honestly, I didn't expect the ending to be what it was. I didn't suspect the murderer and I loved the way Kate White used her interviewing skills to educate the reader to the wiles of the narcissistic.
The story and mystery were interesting but didn't grab me as much as I wish it would have. That is the only complaint I have and it is a personal preference. Well written and thought out book. I liked it.
Sex - moderate
Dialogue - moderate
Language - moderate (multiple uses of "f" word at the conclusion of murderer's reign)
Did not pass my Mom-o-Meter but I don't think it was supposed to. It's an adult thriller/mystery and a very enjoyable read.
Except at night.