Friday, August 10, 2018
Review: She Was the Quiet One
Title: She Was the Quiet One
Author: Michele Campbell
Publication Date: July 31, 2018
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Recommended If You Like: stories about twins, boarding school mysteries, the complexities of teenage emotions
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.
The Book: Twins Bel and Rose start at Odell Academy, a boarding school full of wealth and opportunity, but also temptations and malice. As the sisters choose sides, their relationship, and that of those around them, change for the worse, leading to destruction and tragedy.
What I Liked:
This book starts out with a lot of suspense. The first few pages pack a real punch, and had me flipping pages to find out what had really happened.
I also really liked the use of police interview transcripts. I thought this was a really clever way to hint at what had ended up happening.
Anything I Didn't Like?
This book became very predictable for me about 1/3 of the way through. I knew what was going to happen essentially every step of the way, and what did happen seemed very cliched to me.
This book wasn't bad, it was an interesting read, but it was far too predictable and cliched. It felt like a subject that had been done before, and done better.