Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Sixes, by Kate White

The Sixes: A Novel Kate White's The Sixes was a quick and hard-to-put-down thriller. Well developed characters and tight plotting kept the pages turning well into the night, and a large and suspicious cast of suspects made for satisfying attempts at 'figuring it out' without being too overwhelming.

Disgraced celebrity biographer Phoebe Hall is teaching a writing course at Lyle College, after accepting the job offer from her best friend, the president of the school. When a young student is killed, Phoebe uses her investigational skills to look into the murder, and uncovers sinister situations in the groves of academe. This was a great read, and was genuinely thrilling without being gruesome- the perfect balance between chilling and cosy.

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