#HereIsTheBeehive by @SarahCrossan

It happened, 

            again and again

            and

again and again and again.

Together

                apart.

In love

                in aching.

Tangled

unravelling.

Ana and Connor have been having an affair for three years. In hotel rooms and coffee shops, swiftly deleted texts and briefly snatched weekends, they have built a world with none but the two of them in it. 

But then the unimaginable happens, and Ana finds herself alone, trapped inside her secret.

How can we lose someone the world never knew was ours? How do we grieve for something no one else can ever find out? In her desperate bid for answers, Ana seeks out the shadowy figure who has always stood just beyond her reach – Connor’s wife Rebecca. 

Peeling away the layers of two overlapping marriages, Here is the Beehive is a devastating excavation of risk, obsession and loss.

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The only way

out

now

is to stay busy

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(@circusbooks, 20 August 2020, 272 pages, ebook, #ARC from the publisher via #NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed)

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I’m a big fan of Sarah Crossan and have read and loved a few of her YA novels in verse. I was looking forward to seeing how she tackles adult fiction. This is also written in novel-in-verse format which I’ve been reading more and more and really enjoy. Ana is the narrator. Here Is the Beehive is a brilliant book. I didn’t want it to end. The book is really two stories entwined around each other. The first story focuses on Anna and Connor’s affair and what draws them together again and again. The second story focuses on the aftermath of Connor’s death with Ana grieving a man she can’t mourn in public. This is an incredibly sad book at times but full of love, life and hope as well. This is an amazing read.

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