Monday, August 20, 2018

She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell

For Rose Enright, enrolling in a prestigious New England boarding school is the opportunity of a lifetime. But for Rose’s vulnerable twin sister Bel, Odell Academy is a place of temptation and danger. When Bel falls in with a crowd of wild rich kids who pressure her into hazing Rose, the sisters’ relationship is shattered. Rose turns to her dorm mother, Sarah Donovan, for advice. But Bel turns to Sarah’s husband Heath, a charismatic and ambitious teacher. Is Heath trying to help Bel or take advantage of her? In a world of privilege, seduction, and manipulation, only one sister will live to tell the truth.

My Thoughts
WOW!  This is one of those books that I can't give too much away or what kind of fun would that be?
Twins, Rose and Bel Enright lose both of their parents at young ages and are thrown for a loop when they are sent to live with their Grandmother (whom they have barely talked to all their lives).  On top of that, she decides that it would be best to send the girls to a Ivy League boarding school, really?  She is a very cold woman and mothering two teenage girls is clearly not in her wheelhouse.
Rose is the straight laced sister and jumps right in no issues, on the end Bel is the "trouble maker" and gets in with the wrong crowd from the beginning.
Rose's mentor, Sarah Donovan, helps guide her in the right direction and gives her advice whenever possible.  Bel's mentor is the handsome Heath Donovan (Sarah's husband) and that pair has trouble written all over it.
There are so many twists and turns - affairs, cheating, hazing, failing classes, expulsion - you won't know what hit you on each page. 
I highly recommend you grab a copy and see for yourself.

Drink Selection
This book would pair well with a New England Sour - Yum!!

Michele Campbell
About Michele
Michele Campbell is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School and a former federal prosecutor in New York City who specialized in international narcotics and gang cases.

A while back, she said goodbye to her big-city legal career and moved with her husband and two children to an idyllic New England college town a lot like Belle River in IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND. Since then, she has spent her time teaching criminal and constitutional law and writing novels.

She's had many close female friends, a few frenemies, and only one husband, who – to the best of her knowledge – has never tried to kill her.

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