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She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell Book Review

She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell Book Review Really Into This Goodreads

She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell Book Review

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Publication Date July 31, 2018

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 by Michele Campbell Book Review

Cruel Intentions with a Gossip Girl Twist –  THAT is this book.

Where is Chuck Bass?

First, let me just say these kids are awful. They lie, cheat, play terrible pranks on each other & I didn’t like a single one of them. Did that stop me from enjoying She Was The Quiet One? Absolutely not.

I usually need to have a character to root for or at least someone to root against. You know what I’m talking about, right? I don’t need to love everyone, but I need to feel something for at least one of the main characters. That’s what keeps my interest in the story. I need a Chuck Bass. A character so despicable, yet lovable you can’t help but root for them. While I didn’t find a Chuck Bass type at The Odell School, I did enjoy this book.

Teenage Murder Mystery at a Boarding School

Okay, twin sisters roll into this prestigious school & boom – there’s trouble. Quickly, they turn against each other. Then there are the teachers, equally awful human beings. This teacher, Heath, is a hot mess & I can only feel for his wife Sarah who is stuck with his sorry ass.

Someone is murdered & all hell breaks loose. Secrets & lies are exposed, lawyers & lawsuits are involved & someone has to pay for this murder.


I am Into This book. It’s a quick read & great for the beach. Last year I read Michele’s debut novel, It’s Always The Husband & I will say I like She Was The Quiet One a bit more. It’s wild, scandalous & satisfying.

Thank you, Michele Campbell, St. Martin’s Press & NetGalley for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review. 

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About the Author: Michele Campbell

Michele Campbell

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.

Michele currently lives in New Hampshire.


Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.


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