Is there anything better than a revenge story? I don’t think so – and let’s be honest, Jane Fallon is the absolute Queen of them. Queen Bee by Jane Fallon is absolutely no exception to that rule. I’ve read a good number of Jane Fallon novels over the last few years – I was part of the blog tour for Tell Me A Secret last year, and I read and reviewed My Sweet Revenge in 2017. I was more than excited to get stuck into Queen Bee by Jane Fallon, and I’m disappointed that it took me this long to finish it after getting the approval on Netgalley.
Queen Bee by Jane Fallon
Laura, our main character, is in the process of getting divorced from her husband – one day, he decided he just didn’t want to be married to her anymore, so she moves out whilst they’re in the process of selling the home they share. In moving out, she finds herself living in the garage apartment of a wealthy couple, a couple who live in a very prestigious and upper-class neighbourhood. Laura does her best to try and settle into the neighbourhood, attempting to integrate herself into their lives and to give her daughter the opportunity to make friends with the neighbour’s kids. One day, she realises that the people she had so desperately tried to befriend and be kind to are giving her the silent treatment – and she doesn’t know why.
It doesn’t take long for her to discover why this has happened – the husband of one of the residents, Stella, has implied that she gave him a book with a ~provocative~ dedication inside it. Laura is naturally confused – she recognises the man, but doesn’t know him; and she definitely didn’t gift him a book. Stella is quick to spread the news that the new kid on the block is after her man – right before their wedding, too! The cheek of it. Laura is determined to find out why Al was quick to point the finger at her; what is he hiding and why is she being used as a scapegoat? When she finds out… well, a plot for revenge is in order for sure.
Jane Fallon’s books are absolutely fantastic and this one is no exception. I love the intrigue and the build up to the exposé – as well as the impending run-down. An enjoyable and intriguing read, with an ending that definitely doesn’t disappoint.