Wednesday 2 February 2022

Queen Bee by Nina Manning Blog Tour

 New year, new books and new authors to be discovered.

Up until recently, I hadn't read any books by Nina Manning but when I read the blurb for her latest release I was intrigued and excited at the thought of what it had to offer.

Queen Bee was the antidote that I didn't even know I needed.


In the quiet village of Helesbury, Miranda Wallace prides herself on being the most popular member of her small social circle; the perfect friend, the best mum – the queen bee.

Until one day, Verity arrives. Cool and indifferent, Verity is everything Miranda isn’t, but she threatens to shatter Miranda’s picture-perfect life.

Suddenly plagued with insecurities, Miranda is certain Verity is hiding something. And Miranda knows all about secrets and the damage they can cause, because she’s hiding some of her own.

So when Verity threatens to reveal the truth about Miranda and destroy the perfect life she’s built, Miranda knows she has to act to protect the people she loves – even if the results are deadly.

Would you want to be the Queen Bee?

Some people thrive off of attention, being at the centre of everything and that is certainly true of Miranda. She comes across as the leader in her small friendship group where they live in the small town of Helesbury. 

Then along comes Verity.

This is a woman that in Miranda's mind, poses a threat. It's like she's come along to cause chaos and disrupt the balance of this clique.

When Miranda (seemingly normal housewife) starts to become what I'd describe as obsessive over her friendship with fellow neighbour Evie, secrets are slowly revealed and relationships are tested.

This novel from Nina Manning was totally unexpected.

A quaint, quiet place to live. Book clubs and PTA meetings, surely nothing overly exciting goes on here? Well you'd be wrong.

Paranoia takes over and we all know how much our own minds can play tricks on us.

I was kept guessing right from the very beginning but I couldn't have predicted just how it ended. It was like a more thrilling, grown-up version of Mean Girls.

Keeping your friends close could lead to unknown dangers!

Absolutely thrilling from start to finish.


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