When I was asked to write a book review on the Hive by Jane Holland I was a little skeptical at first. The cover scared me. I’m not into horror and to me this screamed of it. However after reading the blurb, I decided to give it a go and I wasn’t disappointed.
My book review
I liked this book. The write up on Amazon says that it’s a dark, spine chilling thriller that will keep you turning the pages and it delivers. The author’s writing style was easy and so I found myself flying through the pages. The first half is slower than the second but that’s often the case with stories that need a degree of setting up. It’s worth sticking with it because by the time you teach the second half your spine will be chilled and the twists will keep you guessing.
Have I piqued your interest? You can buy it here, or read on for the blurb.
Here’s the BLURB then…
The Hive: a brand-new thriller for 2019 from Kindle #1 bestseller Jane Holland
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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About the author
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.