#BookReview: She Was The Quiet One by @MCampbellBooks @StMartinsPress

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My Review…

Bel and Rose are orphaned twins and rivals, one is wild, one is quiet, but is one a murderer?

The twins wealthy Grandmother sends them off to The Odell elite boarding school for their high dollar education. Bel seeks to “fit in” and be accepted by the cool group on day one, while Rose is studious and interested in her education. (OK, they are pretty much opposites). Family is family though, and these two sisters do care about each other beneath all the cattiness.

It doesn’t take Bel long to start hanging with the wrong crowd known as the “it” group (oh the drama and the  many bad and brainless decisions these teenagers make).  Secrets begin to surface, and when someone is murdered, fingers are all pointing in one direction.  I had a few different theories which kept me engaged in the mystery and I changed my mind more than once.

I enjoyed the suspenseful fast pace of this one. It had a bit of a YA feel (which I enjoyed). The conclusion was shocking, but perhaps a bit predictable. 4 STARS!!  A Great Summer Read!


Book Description


When twin sisters Rose and Bel Enright enroll in The Odell School, a prestigious New Hampshire boarding school, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. But the sisters could not be more different. The school brings out a rivalry between them that few ever knew existed. And the school itself has a dark underbelly: of privileged kids running unchecked and uninhibited; of rituals and traditions that are more sinister than they seem; of wealth and entitlement that can only lead to disaster.

For Sarah Donovan, wife of an ambitious teacher who is determined to rise through the ranks, Odell also seems like the best thing that could happen to their small family. But how well does she really know her husband? What lengths will he go to to achieve his goals? And when one dark night ends in murder, who is guilty, who knows the truth, and who has been in on it all along? SHE WAS THE QUIET ONE. Because murderers are almost never who you expect.


Purchase link ~ US

Available on July 31, 2018





  1. Great review Holly. I have been seeing this one around a bit and I am really curious about it because of the twins and the setting. Interesting to hear that the twist was shocking though a bit predictable. Truly intrigued.

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