Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan

Hello bookish friends!  Today it’s my absolute pleasure to be sharing my #WhatsTurningMyPages review of Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan with you! ✨


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.



My Thoughts


I adored Toffee when I read it last year so I’ll freely admit to doing a little scream when this landed on the doormat.  I started reading almost immediately and I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN and after finishing it, I COULD NOT STOP THINKING ABOUT IT.  Here is the Beehive really got under my skin.


I fell totally in love with Crossan’s poetic prose and being the theatrical nerd I am, actually found myself reading it aloud in parts: this book really is an immersive experience.


Pain screams out of the first sentences and we are battered by wave after wave of grief as we hear Ana’s story of her affair and it’s abrupt ending.  This is a tale littered with lies that reads like a long, angry and rageful love letter.  Regret and disbelief lace each line; sadness seeps from the pages and there is a quiet devastation in Crossan’s words that builds and builds and builds and then…


I held my breath as the emotions came crashing down with noise like a roaring tidal wave; and read through half closed eyes as the inevitable car crash unfolded.  I was dying, cringing, horrified and mortified, yet Crossan pushed on and let Ana tighten the noose; push her finger on the self destruct button; forced her to flip that switch.


The drama! The stress! The anxiety! The palpitations!  I finished Here is the Beehive with my breath held, my jaw dropped, my eyes streaming and my nerves jangling.  Here is the Beehive is intense, explosive and stirred up a cacophany of emotions that at times were difficult to manage whilst reading.  Crossan has created a powerful, poetic masterpiece and I am left stunned.  What. A. Book.


Here Is The Beehive is out on 20 August in hardback And you can pre-order it here My thanks go to Amy Donegan and Bloomsbury Publishing for my beautiful finished copy.

Until next time! Have a wonderful day!





Published by Mrs Cooke

👩🏽‍💻📚I read and shout 📣 about books 👯‍♀️owner of 2 book-loving Littles 🌳village dweller ✍️stationery fiend 🍸gin enthusiast 📩DM for reviews etc 💌

3 thoughts on “Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan

  1. i’ve never read it before but i’ve heard multiple people giving positive feedbacks on it so i’m planning on reading it soon 🙂 thank you for sharing!❤️

    Follow @everythingtips for tips and recommendations if interested! It would mean a lot to me!🥺🤍

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