Book Review: ‘She Was The Quiet One: A Novel’ Is A Great Thriller With Lots Of Twists And Turns

There’s nothing better than a good thriller. I read a lot of them and they are usually standard fare. She Was The Quiet One is a step above a lot of what I have read lately. The story starts off talking about a murder of one of a pair of twin sisters. You don’t find out which one until 3/4 of the way through the book which one. It was driving me crazy not knowing but also made me keep reading until I found out. The story is riveting with many twists and turns you don’t see coming. It’s a real page-turner of a story.

The Odell School is a prestigious boarding school on the east coast. Legacies of families have gone there. It’s not cheap either but has everything a student would need. Twin sisters Rose and Bel Enright have lost their parents and gone to live with their rich Grand Mother. She has decided to sent them to the school. The girls use to be close but have grown apart lately.

Rose is excited about going to the school, Bel is not. Once there Bel falls in with the wrong crowd and Rose tries to tell her but she won’t listen. And it gets her in to troubles.

Sarah and Heath Donovan both went to the school, fell in love and got married and had two kids. They both work at the school and have been put in charge of the dorm that the girls live in. Turns out there is more to Heath than Sarah suspected and that may be his undoing.

Through flashback we see what has been happening with the girls and Sarah and Heath leading up to the murder of one of the girls. We also see police interviews with witnesses and find out little clues along the way. We finally learn who was murdered and why and how all parties are involved with a major twist at the end.

Author Michele Campbell has hit a home run with this suspenseful, nail-biting thriller. You can pick it up in stores on Tuesday, July 31st from St. Martin’s Press.

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