Tuesday, June 14, 2011

(88)The Twisted Thread by Charlotte Bacon

When I was a young teen I read a lot of books set in Prep Schools. I blame the Facts of Life. I always wondered what it would be like to go to boarding school and have a Mrs. Garrett in my life. Not to mention roommates like Blaire and Jo.

When I agreed to review The Twisted Thread by Charlotte Bacon, I knew very little about the story. Well it turns out that The Twisted Thread is about a New England prep school mired in history and tradition. Madeline is an intern at the prestigious Armitage Academy. It is a warm spring morning when she returns from a run to find out that one of her students, the beautiful and popular Claire Harkness has been murdered. The whole campus is shocked and terrified that such a crime has been committed on their territory. As Madeline works with the Detective, a former Armitage student himself, she realizes that the school has a lot of dark secrets buried in it's past.

The Twisted Thread was a fast and engaging read. Madeline will never be compared to Lisbeth Salander, but The Twisted Thread is an entertaining read nonetheless. I think those of us who grew up with the Facts of Life will enjoy what Madeline and the Armitage Academy will have to offer.

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