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The Sixes

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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51  ·  rating details  ·  2,315 ratings  ·  382 reviews
Phoebe Hall’s Manhattan life has unexpectedly begun to unravel. Right after her long-term boyfriend breaks off their relationship she’s 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 rustic Pennsylvania town at a small private college.

But when the body of a
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Paperback, Large Print, 576 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by HarperLuxe (first published August 1st 2011)
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karen
this book is a perfectly good bit of entertainment, if you can disarm your logic and incredulity buttons.

it's about phoebe hall; a newly single and disgraced celebrity biographer, who has fled the glamor of new york, world travel, and talk show appearances after a plagiarism scandal to teach writing at a private college in a tiny town in pennsylvania. glenda johns, one of her oldest friends from her own boarding school days, is the president of the college, and when a girl is found murrrrrderrr
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Ivonne Rovira
Feb 16, 2015 Ivonne Rovira rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Bailey Weggins fans, especially
Recommended to Ivonne by: Betsy
A pretty blonde junior goes missing at Lyle College, just six months after the girl’s boyfriend also went missing. Newly appointed adjunct professor Phoebe Hall agrees to the college president’s request to look into the disappearance of Lily Mack and into the possible existence of a secret girls’ society known only as The Sixes. (Think Mean Girls goes to college.) Are the two connected? Well, is the Pope Catholic?

Knowing that The Sixes are tied into Lily’s disappearance doesn’t take away from en
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Jeanne
Oh, did this look promising on the new shelf at my local public library! Unfortunately, it is another cheesy/flimsy effort from the editor-in-chief of Cosmo. But I fell for it, based on the dust jacket's blurb.

Phoebe Hall is taking a break from her fabulous life as a celebrity biographer. She's fled Manhattan for Lyle College in Pennsylvania. By teaching at Lyle, she's exorcising her demons (she had some nightmarish experiences in school) and trying to forget that icky plagiarism scandal (presen
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Laurel-Rain
When celebrity biographer Phoebe Hall is accused of plagiarism, her Manhattan life starts unraveling. Needing a break and a chance for a fresh beginning, she accepts a job as an instructor at Lyle College in Pennsylvania, where her old boarding school friend Glenda Johns is the president.

But she's barely in town for any time at all when a young girl, someone with whom she had a conversation just weeks before, washes up on the bank of the river. And a series of seemingly unconnected deaths begin
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Sara Strand
I always forget how much I love a good mystery until I find myself reading one, and this was pretty damn good. Let me talk about the things that annoyed me first so we can move on quickly from that to what I liked about the book. First off, I kind of wanted to punch Phoebe. I wanted to punch Phoebe because she's that woman who is always way too focused on the wrong thing. She's setting aside her personal safety and ignoring blatant warnings in order to figure out who the Sixes are and what their ...more
Kelsie
Reading this book could cause you to do some of the following:

- Read more chapters than you planned in one sitting. They seemed to end with such cliffhangers that I couldn't help but continue on.

- Picture your college and college town in the scenes. Luckily my college wasn't creepy like this but it was fun to picture. Oh, they're at the science building? I know what that looks like!

- Refuse to read this during commercial breaks. It just wasn't fair to the book to read it in two minute spurts.

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Sue
This was by far the best book I have read this year. If you like a good suspense thriller then this is for you. I was on the edge of my seat thru the whole book. The boo is very well written with good character development. Not that I am any book critic but this book is at the top of my list for a suspense thriller.
Faye Heath
I've been sitting here asking myself what it takes for a book to rate a four or five star review. I read for many different reasons. I read to be enlightened. I read to be uplifted. I read to be entertained. Heck, sometimes I read to scoff and maybe feel a bit superior. How do you compare different types of books? If East of Eden or A Tale Of Two Cities deserves five stars how do you rank a really good beach read? It's comparing apples and oranges.

I've decided that, for me, I will hand out stars
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Jennifer
Reeling from a plagiarism scandal that torpedoed her personal and professional lives, Phoebe gratefully accepts a friend's offer of a teaching job at a small college. When a coed dies under mysterious circumstances, Phoebe's asked to put her considerable research skills to work solving the case. Her investigation leads her to a secret society known as The Sixes, who'll stop at nothing to protect themselves - and Phoebe's first on their hit list.

Now this is a suspense novel. It's an edge-of-you
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Michelle Shock
Although there could be some improvements in the writing, overall the book had some good moments. First off, there were a few grammar errors which was annoying. Most importantly Phoebe's character was greatly underdeveloped. What could have been a great story turned quickly into disappointment. Phoebe turned out to be an annoying 40 y/o who acted like a 17 y/o. Too many conversations were forced by the writer. I felt like I was reading a book rather then living a story. ** spoiler! And I was gre ...more
Carolyn Wyatt
I listened to this on audiobook and a couple of chapters in I said "Ick. This sounds like it was written for Cosmo." Then I read the author's bio... and she's the editor of Cosmo.
Sigh.
The story is about woman who ends up in the middle of an investigation into both a murder and a group of mean girls on a college campus. It's a pretty serious subject, so the silly writing just doesn't fit. I found myself rolling my eyes an awful lot, especially during the sex scene (I think she used the word "expl
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April
I'm not really sure what I think about The Sixes, actually... I was sure I had the killer picked out from the very start of the book, and was surprised to find out that I was wrong. Up until the very last fifth of the book or so, it seemed as though the character I had targeted as the killer was actually the killer, and I was prepared to be very disappointed by my prediction coming true.

However, I was wrong. The actual killer did surprise me, but... there was something kind of "off" about the re
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David Jordan
This “psychological thriller” (as a jacket blurb calls it) about a writer/teacher investigating a secret society of mean girls who may or may not be killing people on a college campus is a pedestrian effort by the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine. Although a novel, it resembles the writing in Cosmo and many other magazines -- easy to read but bland and depthless.
Crystal
While this book started out slower than others from Kate White, it did pick up. I enjoyed this book just as I have all her others. Kept me guessing throughout.
PSmith
it was an okay sort of book. Initial half was something like a nail-biting, gripping the edge of your chair sort of thriller, but then lost interest. The protagonist, Phoebe, is a disgraced biography author who is hibernating after facing plagiarism charges. Her long time friend, Glenda, currently the Principal of a little known co-ed college has given her asylum and job. A female student dies under mysterious circumstances, and a couple or more of similar deaths or attempted murders (?) come to ...more
Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo
4.5 Stars

Disgraced celebrity biographer Phoebe Hall is teaching at the small private college in upstate Pennsylvania. She is grateful to Lyle College President, Glenda Johns. Not only is Glenda her best friend, but she was her boarding school roommate until Fortuna. Phoebe has been falsely accused of plagiarism. Her long time boyfriend abruptly ends their relationship. All Phoebe wants is too keep her head down and think about what she will write next. But when a young woman goes missing and Gle
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J.R.
Her reputation damaged by charges of plagiarism and hurting from a romantic breakup, celebrity journalist Phoebe Hall accepts an offer from an old friend to seek refuge in a teaching stint at a small Pennsylvania college. Glenda Johns, the friend, is president of the college and Phoebe’s confident about an incident from the past which haunts her.

Soon after her arrival on campus a female student who confides a secret drowns in what may be suicide, an accident or something more sinister. Phoebe’s
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Colleen Oakes
I'm amazed by the mystery section at the library. Its huge. I can't help but think that I'm perhaps writing the wrong genre - mystery is alive and well. The problem, as a reader, is finding a good mystery. One that keeps me guessing, one that I don't know who did it 5 seconds in (every CSI episode EVER). I was mainly attracted to this book because of the bright pink cover, yes I'm a stupid girl who picks books with bright pink covers, but um, the last book I read had a dragon on the cover. That' ...more
Jocelyn
A secret society of mean girls? A possible serial killer? A perfect beach read? Yes, yes and yes! Phoebe Hall, a writer of celebrity profiles, has been forced into seclusion because of a plagiarism scandal and is now teaching in a small town when a young woman drowns. Was it a tragic accident or murder? Phoebe decides to investigate the suspicious events surrounding the young girls death only to uncover secrets she could have never expected. Kate White, editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine, is the Ne ...more
Christa
Although I've enjoyed all of her books, this is my favorite of Kate White's to date. I found this book to be engrossing and suspenseful. I liked the characters, and I was kept guessing as to who was behind the evil deeds in the story.

Phoeby Hall had had both her professional and person life shattered, and she takes a job as an instructor at a small college. As she arrives, she learns that their are rumors of a secret female society that bullies, harms, and possibly even kills. Phoebe's backgrou
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Book Him Danno
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a psychological thriller that kept me guessing throughout. It is about a secret society of “mean girls” who take feminism to an extreme. The main character Phoebe is an author who is taking a time out from writing after an unfortunate plagiarism scandal. She ends up teaching a writing course at Lyle College. Her past and present collide when she is asked to investigate the secret society of girls on campus. After a few pranks and then murders she realizes s ...more
Elizabeth
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Tracy Dalton
This was a well written, fast paced mystery/thriller with tons of twists and turns in the plot. I changed my mind a hundred times over "who dunnit" !!!! It kept me turning the pages right up until the end. Can't wait to read some of her others too! Highly recommended!!!!
Terra Ruffolo


This is a page turner thriller book! While reading it felt like I was watching a murder mystery movie! The ending was not what I expected but great ending! I wish it had more closure at the end but other than that it was an exciting mystery thriller book!
Jennifer
I cannot wait for this to come out on Tuesday! I've pre-ordered it so I should get it by the end of the week! LOVE Kate White's books!! So good!!
Kristi, A Book Fanatic
Jan 28, 2012 Kristi, A Book Fanatic rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kristi, A Book Fanatic by: Tracy Dalton
Awesome book!! Kept me on the edge of my seat -- the perfect mystery/thriller to suit my mood!!! Can't wait to read more Kate White!!
Michelle
Kate White’s The Sixes is an engaging, albeit predictable, thriller that attempts to piggyback on the idea of female bullies and a new wave of feminism that turns the idea of girl power on its head. Between secret societies, mysterious, escalating threats, and eventually dead people, Phoebe Hall has her hands full attempting to determining just what is occurring at Lyle College. While the idea of a female secret society is intriguing, the execution of the storyline prevents the novel from being ...more
comfort
Poor Phoebe, she has a really rough time of it in this little psychological mystery.

The book skips from present day back to her school days and at first this was a little confusing, but once you get the timelines sorted it falls into place.

Phoebe a investigative journalist has recently been disgraced when some research she has outsourced is deemed to be plagiarism. She didn't bother to check the facts correctly. Luckily an old school friend is able to offer her a temp teaching position at the co
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Crystal
My first Kate White book was Hush last year and I was hooked so I was thrilled when The Sixes arrived in my mailbox. Add that it has a plot line about secret societies and I couldn't wait to open this book. And it didn't disappoint. The Sixes had great suspense, secret societies and romance, it was the perfect book to keep me entertained over the weekend.

When Phoebe shows up on campus and people begin disappearing she uses her investigative reporting techniques as a favor to her friend Glenda to
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Denise
3.0 out of 5 stars - Secret society of mean girls causing trouble -- but capable of murder?, July 3, 2011

This is a formulaic mystery involving a possible serial killer, a secret society of mean girls bent on causing damage, and several other sinister activities at Lyle College, located in a small town in Pennsylvania.

Phoebe Hall -- a 42-year-old disgraced reporter who left New York in the wake of a plagiarism accusation, is asked to fill in for a teacher on maternity leave at the behest of the c
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Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of nine works of fiction—six Bailey Weggins mysteries and three suspense novels, including her latest, EYES ON YOU. For fourteen years she was the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she decided to leave in late 2013 to concentrate full time on being an author.

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