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She Was the Quiet One

Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
4 out of 5 stars (184 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of It’s Always the Husband comes a riveting new suspense audiobook about privilege, power, and what happens when we let ambition take control.  

For Rose Enright, enrolling in a prestigious New England boarding school is the opportunity of a lifetime. But for Rose’s vulnerable twin sister Bel, Odell Academy is a place of temptation and danger. When Bel falls in with a crowd of wild rich kids who pressure her into hazing Rose, the sisters’ relationship is shattered. Rose turns to her dorm mother, Sarah Donovan, for advice. But Bel turns to Sarah’s husband Heath, a charismatic and ambitious teacher. Is Heath trying to help Bel or take advantage of her? In a world of privilege, seduction, and manipulation, only one sister will live to tell the truth.  

In an audiobook full of twists, turns, and dark secrets, Michele Campbell once again proves her skill at crafting intricately spun and completely compelling plots. 

©2018 Michele Rebecca Martinez Campbell (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"Campbell’s skillful characterization and her shocking final twist make this follow-up to It’s Always the Husband well worthwhile. Readers who enjoyed Simone St. James’ boarding-school mystery, The Broken Girls, should give this a try." (Booklist)

 “A creepy thriller that has notes of Mean Girls and The Secret History.” (Refinery29)

"[A] mystery with teeth - and nails." (New York Times Book Review)

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My eyes are still rolling. The ridiculousness of the feelings in this book meant I really couldn’t take it seriously, or care. Can we skip the “another wife in denial” theme by now?
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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Tried to be Big Little Lies

Honestly, not a great book. The plot was just interesting enough to keep me involved but was also extremely predictable. The writing was even worse. I rolled my eyes so many times at both the twins and Sarah’s characters. The women in this book had next to no personality outside of the men in their life. The relationships were unrealistic and superficial. The epilogue resolved almost nothing, except providing the smallest insight into the fact that the killer was a bad person all along... but that could have been explored way more. Overall, I’d tell you to read Big Little Lies over this knockoff version.

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Kept me guessing

This book was great it kept me guessing all the way to the end and then that prologue Wowza!

This was my first book by this author and i will be getting her previous book because I really enjoyed her writing style. there aren't many characters to like but you will feel bad for some and suspect everyone!

I listened to this one audio narrated by january LaVoy who brought the characters to life and every emotion they felt. Highly recommend this one on audio!

5 stars!

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LOVED IT!

Great thriller! Not many books hook me from the very start; this book did just that! From start to the literal finish! I loved the flow of the unfolding events, the well-developed characters, the excitement and the suspense. And..….well of course, the twists and turns. Just when you think it’s all figured out you are so wrong; then you think oh I know now, nope wrong again!. The ending was WHOA! I really didn’t see that coming. I enjoyed this book soooo much that I read/listened to it twice in a row. The narrator was BRILLIANT as always! This is going on my FAV list!

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Unbearably and Needlessly Long!

The characters were one-dimensional, boring, difficult to like, and ultimately failed to pull me into the story. I kept listening in the hopes of something better - but less than halfway through the book I became increasingly annoyed with the redundancy of the situations. Again, I kept listening, I as I had read many good reviews and hoped that ‘surely, it will get better, any moment’.... it did not!
The ending was ridiculous, as was the epilogue.

The performance was good, but the story just overshadowed the narrator.

Even in all of that, I can’t even bring myself to say I didn’t like the writing style. I think I mostly felt cheated by the amount of time spent on a book that never reached the desk of a good editor whose author didn’t know how to end this book.

I’m unsure, but I don’t think I’ve ever given a one-star review before - not even with the books I return.

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The worst

Who thinks this is a good book, its sooo terrible and predictable. Like bad junk food that doesn’t even taste good.

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Terrific!

I went on a couple of extra road trips just so I could continue listening to this story.

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Great Story in Every Way

This is an amazing story! It keeps you on the edge through the entire book. The narrator was perfect. I strongly recommend this book!

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Was definitely a surprise

I didn’t expect the ending was a big surprise. Really enjoyed it though and easy read!

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She was the quiet one.

The book may have been very good, I guess I will never know. The book would stop playing in the exact same place every time I tried to play it, redownloading did not help.

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