GIFTED / Today I happily present you my review for Queen Bee, the newest novel by Jane Fallon, who’s work I always enjoy.
This book should have been published back in April, but the release day has been changed to July 9th 2020. It has 400 pages.
I received an eARC via Netgalley in an exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Michael Joseph, Penguin for giving me this chance.
About the book:
FROM GOODREADS / Welcome to The Close – a beautiful street of mansions, where gorgeous Stella is the indisputable Queen Bee . . .
It is here that Laura, seeking peace and privacy after her marriage falls apart, rents a tiny studio. Unfortunately, her arrival upsets suspicious Stella – who fears Laura has designs on her fiancé, Al.
When Laura stumbles on the big secret Al is hiding, suddenly Stella’s perfectly controlled world, not to mention Laura’s future, are threatened.
Taking a chance on beating Al at his own twisted game, these two former strangers are fast becoming best friends.
But has Laura forgotten that revenge never comes without a sting in the tail?
Once again, Jane Fallon proved herself as a perfect go-to author for book clubs with her newest book Queen Bee.
As I already stated in my reviews for her other novels, I think Fallon’s work is great to read along with friends, as her novels often demand to be discussed about.
However, this time there wasn’t too many things people could argue about, but still it would make a perfect choice to read together and just comment things that were served.
I started this book and immediately knew I wouldn’t let it go until I finish that last page.
But life doesn’t happen as we planned it, so I gave birth somewhere in the middle of my Queen Bee journey, and too pause from it to get to know my baby and get better from that exper.
Once I finally took some time to read again, I was so happy to continue, as I was really looking forward to it, and didn’t forget anything that happened.
I enjoyed spending time in the neighborhood along with Laura. I think fans of Desperate Housewives would enjoy this story, because of the setting and mentality of characters.
The book is written in first person, following Laura’s POV.
I think it was a great choice because it made me really invested in the story.
I also really enjoyed how children of main characters were involved and I was looking forward to read about them.
I really recommend Queen Bee to readers of women’s fiction and I can’t wait to read more from this author in the future.