She was the Quiet One by Michelle Campbell ~ Publication Day 7-31-18 ~ @StMartinsPress @MCampbellBooks
From the author of It’s Always the Husband comes a riveting new suspense novel about privilege, power, and what happens when we let ambition take control.
When twin sisters Rose and Bel Enright enroll in The Odell School, a prestigious New England 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.
In a novel full of twists, turns, and dark secrets, Michele Campbell once again proves her skill at crafting intricately spun and completely compelling plots.
Michele Campbell has done a smashing job keeping you guessing until the end. Then…you’ll be blindsided after reading the epilogue!!! I’m still gasping.
This was a crazy suspenseful, super fast-paced, thrillingly creepy book! Campbell managed to create a cast of characters that are likable and at the same time wretched! They’re the kind of characters you love to hate… or hate to love. Although Heath is on my hate list only. Sarah, his loving, dedicated wife and mother of his two children on the other hand…. love her sense of loyalty but also despise her sense of loyalty to a creep of a husband!!!
Rose and Belle? Hmmm…. sad story behind why they attend the boarding school but innocent? Not! You must definitely read this story to find out how a creepy tale of lies and deception leads murder!
I am absolutely a fan of Michele Campbell and can’t wait to read her other books.
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 has 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.