August 10, 2022

Mad Honey

"Better to have a boy, who would never be someone's victim." ~ 1%

Olivia McAfee had a picture-perfect life in Boston, married to a cardiothoracic surgeon and raising a son, Asher. Until her husband revealed a darker side. Now she is back in her New Hampshire hometown, living in the house she grew up in, taking over her father's beekeeping business.

Lily knows about starting over too. She relocated to New Hampshire with her mom for the final year of high school. You can imagine what comes next: Asher falls for the new girl. Him and Lily fall for each other hard.

Then Olivia receives a frightening phone call: Lily is dead and Asher is being questioned by the police. He is the main suspect having found Olivia's body with fingerprints in places he claims to have never been. Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent but she cannot deny the flashes of his father's temper in him. The case against Asher unfolds to a shocking revelation.

"This has always been my favorite fact about bees: in their world, destiny is fluid. You might start life as a worker, and end up a queen." ~ 94%

Bookhearts, can you hear my heart strings tugging a little bit? Can you see my mind interpreting the words within this soon-to-be bestseller? Listen. Whatever Jodi Picoults puts her pen to is sure to be a good read. I really like the dynamic between her and new-to-me author Jennifer Finney Boylan. I could not tell when one or the other was writing. It flowed. It meshed. It riveted. And most of all, it is a moving story of what is secret and what is private...because there is a difference!

I recommend Mad Honey for my chick lit with substance Bookhearts. The readers that enjoy a good suspenseful unforgettable love story with a dose of the justice system. Take your time reading this one too! I spent five (5) days with it to let each chapter soak in. Upon turning the last page, I thought, "Whew, imagine!"

Happy Early Pub Day, Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan! Mad Honey will be available Tuesday, October 4.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: Mad Honey
Author: Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
Published: October 2022
Pages: 464
Edition: Galley
Genre: Chick Lit
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤

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