The Sixes: A Novel

Paperback | June 5, 2012

byKate White

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KateWhite rises to the pinnacle of modern suspense with The Sixes, apage-turning stand-alone thriller from the New York Times bestsellingauthor of Hush, and the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitanmagazine. With taught prose evocative of Laura Lippman’sLife Sentences and Dennis Lehane’s MoonlightMile, White paints the sinister picture of a quiet Pennsylvaniacollege town left shaken after a mysterious death precipitates a cascade ofevil events on campus. When new teacher Phoebe Hall undertakes the dangerousquest of uncovering the truth behind the ghastly recent happenings, herinvestigation will send her into the clutches of a deadly secret society—theSixes—and unearth the dark relics of her own long-buried past.

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KateWhite rises to the pinnacle of modern suspense with The Sixes, apage-turning stand-alone thriller from the New York Times bestsellingauthor of Hush, and the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitanmagazine. With taught prose evocative of Laura Lippman’sLife Sentences and Dennis Lehane’s MoonlightMile, White paints the sinister picture of a ...

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Right after Phoebe Hall's 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, she jumps at the offer to teach in a small private college in Pennsylvania run by her former boarding school roommate. Bu...

Kate White, the former editor in chief ofCosmopolitanmagazine, is theNew York Timesbestselling author of the stand-alone novelsHush,The Sixes, andEyes on You, as well as the Bailey Weggins mystery series. She is editor ofThe Mystery Writers of America Cookbook. She is also the author of popular career books for women, includingI Should...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:June 5, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061576670

ISBN - 13:9780061576676

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Sixes - A Novel A page turner from the beginning! Mystery and suspense to the end.
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now this is a crime novel! This is the first book I have read written by Kate White. I have to say, if they are all like this, then I need to read more of her work. The Sixes, like The Twisted Thread by Charlotte Bacon, is a book about a murder and secret society of mean girls. Actually girls aren't just mean, they are sociopath's. Sociopath's with far, far too much time on their hands. Phoebe Hall is a famous writer recently a part of plagiarism scandal. As a way to lay low and recover from this scandal she is offered a place teaching a writing class at Lyle College by her long time friend who is now the head of the school. Shortly after her arrival, a girl is found drowned in the river just off campus. During the investigation into her death, the school administration gets wind of a secret society of girls that may be operating on campus. Desperate to contain possible damage to the school, Phoebe is tasked with using her journalistic talents to investigate The Sixes. Phoebe's investigation, predictably, stirs up a hornet's nest and makes her the target for this group of mean girls on crack. It's actually scary the complete lack of respect for authority or personal safety that The Sixes show in their bid to intimidate Phoebe from finding out the truth about them. In the course of investigating The Sixes, Phoebe unwittingly becomes involved in the investigation for the killer that appears to be haunting Lyle College, its students and Phoebe herself. Kate White has done a phenomenal job in weaving all the different back stories together into one cohesive and dynamic thriller. I guarantee that this is one ending that you won't see coming.
Date published: 2011-12-05

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“Cosmo editor-in-chief White’s prose--like a brisk walk through a tree-lined campus in autumn--is perfectly suited to the setting and tone of this stand-alone mystery thriller about mean girl games run amok. . . . A worthy end-of-summer beach read.”