She Was the Quiet One
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.

She Was the Quiet One Details

TitleShe Was the Quiet One
Author
ReleaseJul 31st, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
ISBN-139781250081834
Rating
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

She Was the Quiet One Review

  • Tammy
    January 1, 1970
    Back to boarding school again complete with privileged, bratty teens and the good twin/bad twin trope. Lots of angst about fitting in and falling out combined with misunderstandings and murder. It’s not bad but it is too long with characters’ inner turmoil on sensory overload. I certainly could have done without the epilogue.
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  • Kendall
    January 1, 1970
    Twinsies+ scandalous unpredictable characters + murder + gossip + lies= addicting ride! This was my first book by Michelle Campbell and I have to say.. it won't be my last. There were many things I enjoyed about this novel. I loved the different POV perspectives in this one.... which is always a huge PLUS in my book :). Michelle does a fantastic job of leaving you wondering who, what, where, and why until the very end!I do have to say that... unfortunately the ending was a tad predictable in my Twinsies+ scandalous unpredictable characters + murder + gossip + lies= addicting ride! This was my first book by Michelle Campbell and I have to say.. it won't be my last. There were many things I enjoyed about this novel. I loved the different POV perspectives in this one.... which is always a huge PLUS in my book :). Michelle does a fantastic job of leaving you wondering who, what, where, and why until the very end!I do have to say that... unfortunately the ending was a tad predictable in my opinion. I was hoping for a huge twist at the end... but felt that this was a major component that this thriller was missing. Additionally, I felt it was lagging and dragging a tad towards the end.Despite not having the twist factors, the author does a great job keeping her readers on edge until the end. Overall, this wasn't my favorite psychological thriller but it was an entertaining read :).3 quiet stars! Thank you so much to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest thoughts.Publication date: 7/31/18Published to GR: 7/11/18
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  • Holly B
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 STARS 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 lon 3.5 STARS 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.Thanks to the publisher for my copy.
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  • Selena
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free e-copy of She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell from NetGalley for my honest review.This book is about fraternal twin girls. Their father died when they were young and then their mother passed away when they were teenagers. They then went to their their paternal Grandmother's who lived in a big, beautiful home in Connecticut. The Grandmother, being very wealthy purchases all new clothing for the girls and then sends them to an exclusive boarding school that all of her famil I received a free e-copy of She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell from NetGalley for my honest review.This book is about fraternal twin girls. Their father died when they were young and then their mother passed away when they were teenagers. They then went to their their paternal Grandmother's who lived in a big, beautiful home in Connecticut. The Grandmother, being very wealthy purchases all new clothing for the girls and then sends them to an exclusive boarding school that all of her family had attended for generations. Bel, immediately gets involved with some Senior girls who are know as trouble makers. Rose, the good girl, studied, made some good friends and stayed out of trouble. The girls fought a lot in their new school. Bel gets involved in a hazing incident of her sister Rose and Rose's room mate. Bel, also falls for a married man. Although the book had a lot going on including suspense, murder, family drama, a crazy love triangle it had a somewhat soap opera feel for it.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks you to St. Martin’s for the gifted copy that was sent to me. She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell was quite addicting. This one is told in multiple POVs which is always fun.Orphaned fraternal twins, Bel and Rose, go to live with their estranged Grandmother after their mother passes. Immediately, Grandmother ships them off to the Odell high school, an elite boarding school. The girls are very different from each other and on day one at their new school they are already butting heads. Thanks you to St. Martin’s for the gifted copy that was sent to me. She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell was quite addicting. This one is told in multiple POVs which is always fun.Orphaned fraternal twins, Bel and Rose, go to live with their estranged Grandmother after their mother passes. Immediately, Grandmother ships them off to the Odell high school, an elite boarding school. The girls are very different from each other and on day one at their new school they are already butting heads. Bel seems to be the more popular twin while Rose is very focused on her classes and grades. Rose tries to look out for Bel but Bel has a mind of her own and she’s off with the *it* crowd. Let’s be honest here, the high school *it* crowd is not always the best crowd! Poor decisions, hazing, the drama... yea, no thanks! (And, pls send help when my 5yr old becomes a teenager!)Oooo the boys, DRAMA, lies, secrets, betrayal, the murder OH MY! I would say the ending wasn’t too surprising but hey, I read a lot of thrillers. All in all I thought it was a good quick read! 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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  • Nikki
    January 1, 1970
    3 starsMany thanks to Goodreads Giveaways and St. Martin’s Press for this ARC!Twin sisters + haughty boarding school + murder= A book full of characters oozing with petulance and malice. It’s like Mean Girls meets Cruel Intentions in this psychological thriller, full of immorality and wicked cliques. While I felt there was much to be desired in terms of shocks and twists, nonetheless, this book kept me reading and hanging in there until the very end. It goes by quickly and reads more like a YA b 3 starsMany thanks to Goodreads Giveaways and St. Martin’s Press for this ARC!Twin sisters + haughty boarding school + murder= A book full of characters oozing with petulance and malice. It’s like Mean Girls meets Cruel Intentions in this psychological thriller, full of immorality and wicked cliques. While I felt there was much to be desired in terms of shocks and twists, nonetheless, this book kept me reading and hanging in there until the very end. It goes by quickly and reads more like a YA book. As a fan of psychological thrillers, this was not my personal favorite, yet I can see its appeal to the readers of the thriller and YA genres. **She Was the Quiet One is set to be released this summer.
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  • Jamie Rosenblit
    January 1, 1970
    4.5! Michele Campbell's debut, It's Always the Husband was a book I very much enjoyed in 2017 and since this one was announced, I had been looking forward and am pleased to announce it did not disappoint. There is something about books set at boarding schools that immediately intrigues me, I'm not sure why, but usually this is a breeding ground for salacious drama (my favorite kind)! One other thing I love - TWINS! and twin drama! Read this book and understand exactly who is "The Quiet One" and 4.5! Michele Campbell's debut, It's Always the Husband was a book I very much enjoyed in 2017 and since this one was announced, I had been looking forward and am pleased to announce it did not disappoint. There is something about books set at boarding schools that immediately intrigues me, I'm not sure why, but usually this is a breeding ground for salacious drama (my favorite kind)! One other thing I love - TWINS! and twin drama! Read this book and understand exactly who is "The Quiet One" and what that means...you'll be glad you did.Thank you to St. Martins Press for an advance copy. All opinions are my own.
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  • Zoe Mann
    January 1, 1970
    Do you ever finish reading a book and feel like you've just watched a movie? I can picture every single character and scene from "She Was the Quiet One" by Michele Campbell like it unfolded right before my eyes. Campbell had me hooked from the very beginning. A twisted story of 2 orphan twins who attend a new boarding school which results in one ending up dead and the other being accused of murder. "She Was the Quiet One" is worded so well yet so complex sometimes you feel like the answers are r Do you ever finish reading a book and feel like you've just watched a movie? I can picture every single character and scene from "She Was the Quiet One" by Michele Campbell like it unfolded right before my eyes. Campbell had me hooked from the very beginning. A twisted story of 2 orphan twins who attend a new boarding school which results in one ending up dead and the other being accused of murder. "She Was the Quiet One" is worded so well yet so complex sometimes you feel like the answers are right in front of you and the next minute you are questioning your paranoia and wondering if you have it all wrong. This novel is due to be released in July and if you are a fan of psychological thrillers "She Was the Quiet One" is a MUST read. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in return for an honest review.
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  • Erin Clemence
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. When Bel and Rose Enright are sent to The Odell School, a prestigious private school, after the death of their mother, they quickly begin to drift apart. Bel falls in with the “wrong crowd” and is soon pulling pranks and risking suspension while Rose is towing the line and following the rules, almost too compulsively. The new dorm parents, Heath and Sarah, are adjusting to th Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. When Bel and Rose Enright are sent to The Odell School, a prestigious private school, after the death of their mother, they quickly begin to drift apart. Bel falls in with the “wrong crowd” and is soon pulling pranks and risking suspension while Rose is towing the line and following the rules, almost too compulsively. The new dorm parents, Heath and Sarah, are adjusting to their new position at their alma mater, with Heath ambitiously trying to climb the ranks to headmaster. When one of the students is murdered, Rose is blamed but Sarah has her doubts. Could her husband be responsible? How much does she truly know the man she married? How far would he go to achieve his goals? As with “It’s Always the Husband”, Campbell is back with a high-intensity, suspense-filled murder mystery. An unpredictable thriller, “She was the Quiet One” delves into the secrets people keep and how far they will go to keep them secret. Initially, this novel started with Rose and Bel fitting in and adjusting to life at Odell, an elite private school. I know nothing about this life and in fact, the idea of an entire dorm full of adolescent, catty females had me ready to give up. But thank goodness, the novel’s drama and suspense started rather quickly. The plot shifted from the inner workings of the “popular” kids, to the murder of a student and how she got that way. Bel and Rose Enright are both teenagers, but likable ones, and their inner dramas are true to life. Heath and Sarah Donovan have a seemingly perfect marriage, with many deep-rooted secrets. Sarah was far more patient and tolerant (kind of a patsy to be honest) than I would ever be, but she was also a character that I pitied and felt for throughout the novel. Similar to “It’s Always the Husband”, the ending of this novel was succinct and final. Although the culprit was relatively predictable if you are a fan of this genre, the details were a mystery (until the end of course). The novel wrapped up in a nice pretty bow, with everyone getting their just desserts. This novel was a pleasure to read, and I recommend Michele Campbell to anyone who enjoys tense, dramatic murder-mystery or “whodunit” thrillers. Following on the tail of such an addictive novel as “Husband”, “Quiet One” is just as enjoyable!
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  • Amy's Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of SHE WAS THE QUIET ONE by Michele Campbell in exchange for my honest review.***A perfect couple. At least to observers.Orphaned twins.A boarding school steeped in tradition.And a murder.Rose follows rules, gets good grades and judges Bel, her rebellious twin. On the first day of sophomore year senior troublemakers befriend Bel. The girls hold a contest to see which can sleep with Heath Donovan, their dorm parent. Rose finds a friend ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of SHE WAS THE QUIET ONE by Michele Campbell in exchange for my honest review.***A perfect couple. At least to observers.Orphaned twins.A boarding school steeped in tradition.And a murder.Rose follows rules, gets good grades and judges Bel, her rebellious twin. On the first day of sophomore year senior troublemakers befriend Bel. The girls hold a contest to see which can sleep with Heath Donovan, their dorm parent. Rose finds a friend in Mrs Donovan, hoping the rumors aren’t true. When one twin is stabbed seventeen times, the other is a suspect, but many people had reason to want one twin or the other dead.Give me a boarding school book and I’m almost guaranteed to like it. Add feuding twins and I’m hooked. Michele Campbell’s sophomore mystery/thriller had me choosing sides between the twins from page one. I knew which twin I wanted to survive and hoped she wasn’t guilty. The Donovans were a hot mess. Creepy, manipulative Heath may not have been a murder suspect, but I found him guilty of being a terrible husband. Sarah Donovan was either naive or dumb, ignoring her instincts, believing Heath’s lies about Bel despite much evidence to the contrary. Such a helpful mentor to Rose, could she have snapped and murdered?Other suspects included a boy who stalked one twin and with whom the other twin fell in love. The girls blamed both twins for their expulsion were on my list as was the boy who bullied Rose.SHE WAS THE QUIET ONE started slowly, building in pace and intensity until my heart was pounding, unsure if the murderer would talk another victim. The epilogue left me breathless.If you like mysteries, thrillers, women’s fiction, boarding school, twins or young adult, SHE WAS THE QUIET ONE is a must read.
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  • Giulia
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the chance to read and review.This book was like the pot you need to boil so you can make your pasta. The more you sit there and wait for the water to boil the longer it seems to take to start percolating. I liked the story line but the characters did not draw me in. I think this book is geared to the YA circuit as it centers around a murder at an exclusive boarding school. I would recommend to an older teenager.
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  • Daniela
    January 1, 1970
    I am reading this book right now. A few things about this book:*easy to read (love easy to read books)*interesting story*charismatic*engaging *drama envolvedit depends what kind of books you like...
  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    January 1, 1970
    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/'Neither Sarah nor Heath had a counseling background. They knew nothing about running a dorm, or providing guidance to messed-up girls. Sarah had spent her Odell years hiding from girls like that, and- to be honest- Heath had spent his time chasing them.'Rose and Bel Enright’s mother has just succumbed to cancer, the dreamier of the twins (Bel) wants nothing to change more than what already has. The devastating loss has already altered their kno via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/'Neither Sarah nor Heath had a counseling background. They knew nothing about running a dorm, or providing guidance to messed-up girls. Sarah had spent her Odell years hiding from girls like that, and- to be honest- Heath had spent his time chasing them.'Rose and Bel Enright’s mother has just succumbed to cancer, the dreamier of the twins (Bel) wants nothing to change more than what already has. The devastating loss has already altered their known world. Both girls know without a place to go, they will end up in Foster Care so it is Rose’s idea to contact their father’s wealthy mother and take her up on her offer to send them (as has been an Enright tradition for generations) to boarding school at the prestigious Odell Academy. Rose can’t wait, the New England school is like a dream come true. It offers an education that she would never have known otherwise. Bell can’t think of anything worse, surely their free-spirited mother would never have wanted this for her beloved, favorite girl. Soon enough, Rose and Bell are divided and Bell is in over her head, following an older, popular group of vicious, entitled girls.The sister’s relationship veers into the point of no return when Bell takes part in hazing with Rose and her roommate as victims. Shockingly, her own grandmother can’t stand shame coming to the Enright name nor any smear upon Odell Academy. Worse, Bell seems to have their grandmother just as under her charm as their mother was. Sarah Donovan, the dorm mother, is there to support Rose when her own family turns against her. But Sarah has family issues of her own, in between juggling her young children and her husband’s ambition, there is some sort of stain they too are trying to erase, a problem the husband and wife are healing from. This was supposed to be a new start, but it seems their old school houses wealthy, dangerous girls as powerful, manipulative and intimidating as they were when Sarah and her husband were students themselves. Worse, there seems to be a scheme involving her guileless husband, a sort of dare amongst the senior girls, which soon enough Heath will laugh off as harmless. How is a woman with a body taken over by the birth of children to feel secure around such youthful beauty, girls whose looks and artful exposure of their flesh betray their age and lack of experience? Sarah may as well be the awkward, unpopular girl she was in school. Can she trust Heath not to succumb to any untoward behavior?Despite finding herself in serious trouble, ashamed that she betrayed her own sister, Bell is more obsessed with Mr. Heath, swooning at his every word, inserting herself as much as she can in his life, hungry for his attention. She is playing a dangerous game of seduction for a young, inexperienced girl. Heath won’t let anything ruin his chance to prove himself as a husband, father and if everything goes according to plan, be appointed Headmaster of Odell Academy. There isn’t enough scheming young bored girls can do to undermine his authority, his chance to make things up to his beloved, loyal wife Sarah. His family’s very future depends on this one year, and it’s starting out with a scandal involving the new twins. It is a stroke of luck that Bell confides in him, is willing to be steered in the right direction. Has Heath overestimated his skill as a teacher?The students aren’t the only ones hiding dark secrets, Rose and Bell’s grandmother is distant, cold and her lawyer seems to be plotting, particularly against Rose at every turn. There is something sinister about him, as if the girls presence are a threat to his bond with their grandmother or her money. If they won’t support her and what Bell has put her through, to hell with them. She has evidence, and damned if she won’t expose Bell for what she really is, or at the very least use it as a means to wake Bell up to what she is becoming. Every character is crossing some sort of line, and when Rose is caught with blood all over her hands everyone is wondering if she is capable of murder.I was engaged through the entire novel, with its twists and turns. Though there were times I felt like it would do better with a younger audience, 18 and over (because of the sexual nature) as at my age I have less patience for entitled rich kids, and find myself exhausted by their antics more than terrified. Then again, I’ve never been a dorm mother! As a reader I just wanted to take poor Bell aside and say ‘oh honey, no…you are still grieving, you are so lost’. Then there is Rose, she just cannot seem to catch a break, and to think all she wanted was a good education, well she certainly got one, just not what she was hoping for. It all goes dark!Publication Date: July 31, 2017St. Martin’s Press
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  • Enchantress debbicat ☮
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. A well done thriller at a girls boarding school. Bel and Rose are twins. They are sent off to boarding school by their grandmother. Early on they end up on different sides of "good and bad" associations. Bel is running with the bad girls and Rose is the perfectionist wanting to do everything right and run with the "good" people. What follows is a story of jealousy, rebellion, hazing, get even, girl fights, crush on teacher, and much more. A lot of rivalry between the twins being pulle 3.5 stars. A well done thriller at a girls boarding school. Bel and Rose are twins. They are sent off to boarding school by their grandmother. Early on they end up on different sides of "good and bad" associations. Bel is running with the bad girls and Rose is the perfectionist wanting to do everything right and run with the "good" people. What follows is a story of jealousy, rebellion, hazing, get even, girl fights, crush on teacher, and much more. A lot of rivalry between the twins being pulled in different directions. It's dark in places. I didn't like any of the characters. The story opens with the reader knowing one of the girls has been murdered. But, you don't know which one. I thought that was cool and it got my attention fast. It became a little long and drawn out during the middle and lost my attention for a bit. All in all I found it a good read and would recommend it for those that like thrillers.Many thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for a digital edition to read and review.
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  • Brandy
    January 1, 1970
    There’s nothing wrong with a bit of sibling rivalry, right? Wrong. She Was the Quiet One introduces you to fraternal orphaned twins - Bel and Rose. The girls, although twins - are two very different people. Rose is the good girl, who gets good grades whereas Bel is the naughty girl who just likes to have fun.Together, with the aid of their Grandmother, they enroll at Odell an elite private school. When Bel falls in with the “bad crowd,” the plot thickens, the water gets muddy and well - death en There’s nothing wrong with a bit of sibling rivalry, right? Wrong. She Was the Quiet One introduces you to fraternal orphaned twins - Bel and Rose. The girls, although twins - are two very different people. Rose is the good girl, who gets good grades whereas Bel is the naughty girl who just likes to have fun.Together, with the aid of their Grandmother, they enroll at Odell an elite private school. When Bel falls in with the “bad crowd,” the plot thickens, the water gets muddy and well - death ensues.Yet another 5 star twisted tale by the talented Michele Campbell.❤️
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  • Jannelies
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you NetGalley for this book.My first Michele Campbell and I'm not disappointed. This story is fairly straight and you can see what is coming from miles away, but still an entertaining read. I liked the way the book started, a bit of a mystery, but the epilogue I could have done with0ut because for me, it was a bit too much.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it!!! I became a fan of the author after reading and loving "It's Always the Husband." Right from the start you know one twin is dead and the other is locked up in the infirmary for being the killer. Of course I was hooked from the start!!I was immediately drawn into the story and felt like I was actually at the school with Bel, Rose and the Donovans. The twins are sent to the boarding school by their grandma after the death of their mother. Rose and Bel are completely different from each Loved it!!! I became a fan of the author after reading and loving "It's Always the Husband." Right from the start you know one twin is dead and the other is locked up in the infirmary for being the killer. Of course I was hooked from the start!!I was immediately drawn into the story and felt like I was actually at the school with Bel, Rose and the Donovans. The twins are sent to the boarding school by their grandma after the death of their mother. Rose and Bel are completely different from each other. Rose loves school and follows the rules. Bel makes friends with a group of seniors who are known more for making trouble than good grades. These girls even start a contest to see who can be the first to sleep with Donovan, the new dorm parent. There was also a slipper attack. The victims ended up being treated worse than the actual attackers. The way Rose's grandma treated her after the slipper incident was horrible. The twins never seem to make up properly and Bel doesn't seem to take the blame for any part she plays. Bel's secret relationship on campus doesn't help. I wasn't a big fan of either twin. I loved Sarah and how she was able to finally figure everything out while suffering through the flu. Loved the ending.I enjoyed the story and writing style. Some of the characters were just horrible people, which did make for a great book. Heath made my skin crawl and I knew from the beginning he would be trouble. Zach was also another creepy character. I was happy when Rose's grandma got rid of her awful lawyer, Warren. I never guessed who was really behind anonymouse. I actually thought it was someone else and was surprised it wasn't. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to reading more by the author.Thanks to NetGalley, St. Martin's Press and the author, Michele Campbell, for a free electronic ARC of this novel.
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  • Jenn
    January 1, 1970
    Twin sisters Rose and Bel Enright couldn't be more different. Rose is serious about her education, she's quiet and isn't as pretty as her sister. Bel is a wild child who runs with a bad crowd at their new school. The Odell School is a prestigious New Hampshire boarding school. This was their chance to start anew after leaving California but nothing's gotten better between the sisters. In fact, things have gotten much worse. Especially when one of them is accused of murdering the other.Sarah Dono Twin sisters Rose and Bel Enright couldn't be more different. Rose is serious about her education, she's quiet and isn't as pretty as her sister. Bel is a wild child who runs with a bad crowd at their new school. The Odell School is a prestigious New Hampshire boarding school. This was their chance to start anew after leaving California but nothing's gotten better between the sisters. In fact, things have gotten much worse. Especially when one of them is accused of murdering the other.Sarah Donovan is the wife of a handsome, charismatic, ambitious teacher who is determined to rise through the ranks. She's trying her best to be happy and supportive but she knows her husband well enough to notice the warning signs. Doesn't she? But surely he's not involved in the murder of a student. Right? I was sucked in from page one. I love stories about boarding schools with all their drama and secrets and coverups. Which twin was killed?! And why? Does it have anything to do with a certain handsome teacher? Could one twin murder the other? Could another student have done it? There were a few different possibilities that kept me guessing. I found part one very compelling and suspenseful. I was so absorbed in the story that I felt like I was there. But once I got into part two my interest started to wane. I found it repetitious, it dragged on and on. Some things were convenient. And I didn't really care for the ending. Overall though I did enjoy this book.Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the invite to read this ARC through Netgalley.
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  • lovebooks
    January 1, 1970
    She was the Quiet One is about twin orphans going to live with their grandmother. Their grandmother has money and sends them away to a bording school. There they meet Mr and Mrs Donovan. What happens in this small rich school will shock you. An amazing suspense story.#netgalley. Thank you
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  • Kylie
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVED THIS BOOK!I’ll admit, I wasn’t crazy about it at first. If you’ve read the Private series by Kate Brian you’ll have a touch of deja vu, but please keep reading!My favorite part of this book is you don’t know which twin is dead until the end 😍Michele does a fabulous job of giving us clues that make us think it’s Bel’s dead, then she makes us think Rose is dead. Michele also does a good job of giving the characters enough background to make them interesting, without going overboard. They’r I LOVED THIS BOOK!I’ll admit, I wasn’t crazy about it at first. If you’ve read the Private series by Kate Brian you’ll have a touch of deja vu, but please keep reading!My favorite part of this book is you don’t know which twin is dead until the end 😍Michele does a fabulous job of giving us clues that make us think it’s Bel’s dead, then she makes us think Rose is dead. Michele also does a good job of giving the characters enough background to make them interesting, without going overboard. They’re all intricately woven, and I was suspicious of almost everyone.This book is truly wonderful, and I am so excited for y’all to get your hands on this one!
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  • Jessica | Booked J
    January 1, 1970
    Full review also found here. As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.There was a moment when I hesitated in picking this up. She Was the Quiet One had such an intriguing premise, but I haven't had the best luck when it came to stories of fictional twins lately. Then, there's the spoiled-angsty-rich-teenagers-at-boarding-school trope that I burned myself out on well over a deca Full review also found here. As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.There was a moment when I hesitated in picking this up. She Was the Quiet One had such an intriguing premise, but I haven't had the best luck when it came to stories of fictional twins lately. Then, there's the spoiled-angsty-rich-teenagers-at-boarding-school trope that I burned myself out on well over a decade ago but somehow can't resist it if it looks my way. As far as I was concerned, it could only go one of two ways: REALLY, really well or horribly wrong.Somehow, She Was the Quiet One landed in the middle for me. I didn't hate it but I also didn't obsess over it. I enjoyed it and found the way that Campbell told the story to be intriguing. In-fact, I read it in mostly one sitting because even in the weaker spots I couldn't put the novel down.The weak parts aren't worth mentioning beyond me saying that there were some things that didn't feel essential to the book and there were a couple of moments that I caught myself wondering if there was something missing in the layers. Tucked away where I couldn't find them.But all stories have their flaws, so let's go back to the positives.It's an addicting read in many ways and before you know it, you're finished. I really liked the way it all tied together and the fact that it did toy with readers often. Upon reading the premise, I had the idea that She Was the Quiet One would be similar in tone to a classic V.C. Andrews tale and in many ways, it does read like one in terms of psychological twists, complicated sibling/family relationships and its drama, losses and vividness.In many ways, it did feel like V.C. Andrews meets CW drama. Only smarter.While it wasn't my favourite book of the year, it was a fun read! Definitely an entertaining thriller that many readers will enjoy.
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  • Cassie
    January 1, 1970
    First I want to thank netgalley and the author for an advanced copy of this book for my kindle! This book was a bit slow in the beginning but wow a few chapters in you were introduced to a set of twins named bel and rose. Rose is more the reserved twin and bel is the rebellious. After losing their mother they move in with grandma who sends them to a boarding school, that there family has gone to in the past. Bel joins the group of friends who is constantly getting into trouble and hold a contest First I want to thank netgalley and the author for an advanced copy of this book for my kindle! This book was a bit slow in the beginning but wow a few chapters in you were introduced to a set of twins named bel and rose. Rose is more the reserved twin and bel is the rebellious. After losing their mother they move in with grandma who sends them to a boarding school, that there family has gone to in the past. Bel joins the group of friends who is constantly getting into trouble and hold a contest on which girl can sleep with the handsome teacher named Hearh Donovan who is married to another teacher named Sara. He’s also in the running to become headmaster. Bel soon has a crush on him and he isn’t the perfect husband. Sara his wife is either a bit naive or chooses not to believe rumors. When bel ends up dead and her twin sister is found with the knife that’s where the mystery begins! I enjoyed this book! I loved the back and forth chapters for each twins point of view. I found my jaw dropping at the end! Nice easy read for me !
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  • Jenea Whittington
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 Stars...Rose and Bel have lost their mother and find themselves being shipped off to live with their grandmother. Who in turn sends them off to Odell School, something has been in their Enrigth family for generations. Things go all wrong for this set of twins. A murder has occurred at the school.It was apparent from the start that these two are different from each other many ways. Rose is more conservative, a rule follower and more academic and maybe a little timid. Bel on the other hand was 2.5 Stars...Rose and Bel have lost their mother and find themselves being shipped off to live with their grandmother. Who in turn sends them off to Odell School, something has been in their Enrigth family for generations. Things go all wrong for this set of twins. A murder has occurred at the school.It was apparent from the start that these two are different from each other many ways. Rose is more conservative, a rule follower and more academic and maybe a little timid. Bel on the other hand was lively and will do just what she needs to be able to fit in with the girls at the school. Even if it gets her into some trouble. Talk about sibling rivalry, these two have it down to a T! There was a competition going on who would sleep with the new hot dormitory head Heath. Who happens to be there with his wife, but it doesn’t stop any of the girls and their little group of “friends” This whole group of girls are what you’d call the “mean girls” of the school. The tease and haze the other girls something horrible.The story is told in multiple POV’s and also the transcript of the investigation of the murder as well, giving little clues along the way. Character-wise, there aren’t really any likable characters. They are mean and spiteful, but a whole much of girls all together tends to be, so maybe they weren’t really meant to liked at the much in the first place. But it was kinda hard to for me to feel a connections to them or even care about them. the adult characters were much better. Heath is a teacher, he should know better that to get caught up in anything with the girls drama. And this wife Sarah is oblivious to her husbands “happenings”. The murder mystery is what kept me reading. The who, the why and who was the killer.This is labeled as a women’s fiction type thriller, but these are the ya vibes with all the drama and events that take place. Like the slipper attack. Hazing pure and simple. There are some scenes that might be a little hard to take, so I just wanted to mention it. This was one of my highly anticipated reads and I have to admit, I was a little let down. The ending was fairly good and the epilogue did save the story as a whole for me. I guess in the end despite my issues with the characters, it did turn out to be an okay psychological thriller.
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  • Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    Rose and Bel Enright are twin sisters who are going to an elite boarding school in New Hampshire. These twins are very different and the school brings out the competitive spirit in them. In this school the students seem to have no rules that they feel they nee to listen to which can only lead to bad ends. Sarah Donovan's husband is a teacher who wants to go places and wants the very best for their family. Sarah is now starting to see a side of her husband that she never saw before. Then there is Rose and Bel Enright are twin sisters who are going to an elite boarding school in New Hampshire. These twins are very different and the school brings out the competitive spirit in them. In this school the students seem to have no rules that they feel they nee to listen to which can only lead to bad ends. Sarah Donovan's husband is a teacher who wants to go places and wants the very best for their family. Sarah is now starting to see a side of her husband that she never saw before. Then there is a murder, but the question is who is responsible and who will speak the truth.This book kept pulling me back. I have to say it was a little dark for me, which generally is not my preference. However, I needed to find the answers to the questions that kept popping up. It is very well written and the characters are interesting, it just was not my cup of tea.
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  • Dee Cherry
    January 1, 1970
    4.5I would like to thank Goodreads & St. Martin's Press for choosing me as a giveaway winner for this book. Although this was the first book I've read by this author, after finishing this book, I purchased a copy of her debut which I'm planning on reading soon. I felt She Was The Quiet One was a pretty good read. A nice job was done with the introduction of the characters, especially the differences of the fraternal twins Bel & Rose. It was interesting to read how Bel & Rose viewed e 4.5I would like to thank Goodreads & St. Martin's Press for choosing me as a giveaway winner for this book. Although this was the first book I've read by this author, after finishing this book, I purchased a copy of her debut which I'm planning on reading soon. I felt She Was The Quiet One was a pretty good read. A nice job was done with the introduction of the characters, especially the differences of the fraternal twins Bel & Rose. It was interesting to read how Bel & Rose viewed each other as well as the Donovan's. The setting, a prestigious boarding school, assisted the plot with the teen drama and also the tragedy that occurred. The title went well with the content. Storyline easy to follow. I found part 2 was faster paced as the truth was revealed. I was slightly surprised at the ending. Good read
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  • Alyssa Smith
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Netgalley and St Martin’s Press for the ARC. I hate to say it, but I did not enjoy this book. I was so looking forward to it and was beyond thrilled to have received it before the publication date, but it was a let down for me. Though, this could be someone else’s cup of tea: It was a fast read, I read it in about 4 hours, and it wasn’t horribly written, but the dialogue and characters really missed the mark for me. I couldn’t connect, and maybe it’s because the narrators were young Thank you to Netgalley and St Martin’s Press for the ARC. I hate to say it, but I did not enjoy this book. I was so looking forward to it and was beyond thrilled to have received it before the publication date, but it was a let down for me. Though, this could be someone else’s cup of tea: It was a fast read, I read it in about 4 hours, and it wasn’t horribly written, but the dialogue and characters really missed the mark for me. I couldn’t connect, and maybe it’s because the narrators were young teenagers, and I am nearing 30, but I honestly couldn’t find it in myself to care about their trials and tribulations. I would only recommend this book if you find joy in young adult narrators going to a boarding school, otherwise on to the next.
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  • Doreena Silva
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book here on Goodreads and I LOVED Michele's book "It's always the husband" so I figured I'd love this book as well.Well it was definitely a page turner. Points out how 2 siblings especially twins can be as different as night and day. I liked one of them and felt sorry for the other.Oh and the Epilogue got me!!! I thought I knew what it was going to say but I was pleasantly wrong!I can't wait to read more from Michele Campbell!
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  • Darreth Naylor
    January 1, 1970
    This started off good with a premise that made me excited.... boarding school drama with a dash of mean girls and murder thrown in. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this very much. I had to force myself not to DNF. WHAT I LIKED: Not a whole lot. I thought the premise was good, as was the setting. About 1/3 of the way in, it lost its appeal. WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE: Most of it. I hated the twins, the friends were so cliche, Mrs. Donovan was a dimwit and her husband was just AWFUL. I can’t imagine a real- This started off good with a premise that made me excited.... boarding school drama with a dash of mean girls and murder thrown in. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this very much. I had to force myself not to DNF. WHAT I LIKED: Not a whole lot. I thought the premise was good, as was the setting. About 1/3 of the way in, it lost its appeal. WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE: Most of it. I hated the twins, the friends were so cliche, Mrs. Donovan was a dimwit and her husband was just AWFUL. I can’t imagine a real-life person like him. This is a 1 Star for me. :(
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  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars! I loved this book - the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I guessed who done it! This was a very good read. I liked the characters and found this book to be quite a suspenseful page turner. While I guessed who done it - I was surprised by part of the ending! Excellent writing - I already own her other book Its always the Husband - just haven't had a chance to read it yet. It's going to the top of my TBR pile!
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  • Jenn
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC of this title from the publisher for an honest review.I'm not going to review this book because I didn't get very far. The story seemed interesting, but the writing felt very juvenile. DNF.
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