Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Hive by Jane Holland. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my stop on the tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
The Hive: a brand-new thriller for 2019 from Kindle #1 bestseller Jane Holland
“Addictive, horrifying and brilliant!” – 5 stars, Rachel Gilbey from Rachel’s Random Reads
Scarred by fire from infancy, with a persistent stammer, Charlotte has always been in the shadow of her glamorous theatrical parents. So it’s a shock when her mother commits suicide.
Left to care for her sick father in the dark maze of her childhood home, Charlotte begins to unravel. First, there’s the mysterious arrival of a box of dead bees. Then buzzing noises in the attic. People are watching her. Listening to her.
Everyone thinks she’s losing her mind. But an old photo suggests another, more sinister possibility …
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The Hive is full of unexpected twists and turns. It’s a unique and unpredictable thriller that intriguingly gained suspense as the novel progressed. This is my favorite type of suspense, the kind the builds and builds until it explodes in the end. I had no clue about what was happening, and all the reveals took me by surprise.
The first half of The Hive was a set-up, introducing our characters, in particular Charlie, whom I really came to feel for. There was this creepy air that loomed over the pages as I read. I didn’t find the beginning slow, just intriguingly and increasingly creepy. From the half-way point, I could not put this book down. Hooked is an understatement, I am really impressed with Jane Holland’s writing.
I love the research Jane Holland clearly did on bee-keeping and it made The Hive that much more enthralling and darn-right terrifying sometimes. Twist after twist and a conclusion I didn’t see coming, Jane Holland has a new fan in me!
Overall, I’m impressed and I recommend checking this one out. The beginning might be a bit slow, but stick it out because the book is one giant shock after another. Perfect for reading in October!
Jane Holland is a Gregory Award-winning poet and novelist. Her thriller GIRL NUMBER ONE hit #1 in the UK Kindle store in 2015, and again in 2018, catapulting her into a life of crime. She’s published dozens of novels with major publishing houses under various pseudonyms, including: Beth Good, Victoria Lamb, Elizabeth Moss, Hannah Coates, and JJ Holland, and also self-publishes.
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