Queen Bee

Queen Bee

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 09/07/2020
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Queen Bee
Great Summer Read
Big fan of Jane Fallon so I was excited to read her new novel. I was instantly struck by how effortlessly readable it was, I slipped straight into the stor... READ MORE
Kathryn at Peterborough

Synopsis

The hilarious new book from the million-copy bestselling author of Faking Friends and Tell Me a Secret

Welcome to The Close - a beautiful street of mansions, where gorgeous Stella is the indisputable Queen Bee . . .

It is here that Laura, seeking peace and privacy after her marriage falls apart, rents a tiny studio. Unfortunately, her arrival upsets suspicious Stella - who fears Laura has designs on her fiance, Al.

When Laura stumbles on the big secret Al is hiding, suddenly Stella's perfectly controlled world, and Laura's future, are threatened.

Taking a chance on beating Al at his own twisted game, these two former strangers are fast becoming friends.

But has Laura forgotten that revenge always comes with a sting in the tail?

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781405943345
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm

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Queen Bee
Witty & Entertaining!
Oh, how the other half live! If you've ever been jealous of the shallow lives of the super-rich, this should sort you right out! When Laura moves temporar... READ MORE
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Queen Bee
Enjoyable p, entertaining read
Queen Bee of the close where houses cost up to £9 million is Stella, living the perfect life, rich, idle with no conception of the real world. Enter our ma... READ MORE
Maggie Harris
Queen Bee
This was definitely one of those page-turner books, I had to keep reading to find out what happened in the end!
This was definitely one of those page-turner books, I had to keep reading to find out what happened in the end! Laura has recently been divorced and share... READ MORE
Claire McPartlin
Queen Bee
Jane Fallon at her best
A book by Jane Fallon is a guaranteed great read. The characters are well described with some being great and others the worst that you would ever want to ... READ MORE
jp51
Queen Bee
Overall a great read, I devoured it in a day!
Another great read from Jane Fallon! Laura is recently separated and, in looking for a place to stay, ends up renting the "servants quarters" in a mansion... READ MORE
Sarah Brown
Queen Bee
A pleasant read
This was a very pleasant read, although I felt it didn’t fully grab me, hence the 4 stars. I did find the fact that Laura kept snooping around in Al’s offi... READ MORE
Daniela Warren
Queen Bee
Twists, turns and secrets
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. I have enjoyed books by Jane Fallon in the past and this is no exception although I did wonder initially as I just... READ MORE
Grey Lady
Queen Bee
Frenemies
Yet another fabulous page turner by this author. Neighbourhood drama with unexpected twists and turns. Jane Fallon is definitely the woman who tells it h... READ MORE
Karen Greenfield
Queen Bee
Queen Bee
What a great read! In the midst of Lockdown this is just what I needed. Funny and intelligent with a great group if characters. Loved it
Margret  Smith
Queen Bee
A great, easy to read book
This is such a great, easy to read book and the perfect antidote to what's going on in the world right now. I thoroughly enjoyed the escapism this book ga... READ MORE
Sharon Adair
Queen Bee
Fab summer read
Jane Fallon’s books always have me hooked from the first few pages, and this one was the same. I love her writing style and storylines. Laura’s marriage ... READ MORE
MandyDB
Queen Bee
Another fantastic novel by Jane Fallon
Queen Bee is Jane Fallon’s brand new novel and its protagonist is Laura, a woman looking for a place to live after the unexpected divorce from her husband.... READ MORE
Noemi Proietti
Queen Bee
Humorous, engaging read
Having read previous books by this author, I knew that I was in for an entertaining story. Laura, the main character, has separated from her husband David... READ MORE
Frances Heaton
Queen Bee
A 4.5 star read for me
I’ve read a few Jane Fallon novels over the years and enjoyed them, so I was pleased to receive a digital review copy back in January 2020. As lockdown hit... READ MORE
Karen  Kingston
Queen Bee
Gripping
I thought this book was a really fabulous read. It was a real page turner and the story was gripping . It was full of so many emotions from funny to sad ... READ MORE
Carol Clasper
Queen Bee
Queen Bee by Jane Fallon a five-star novel perfect for a holiday read
Queen Bee by Jane Fallon a five-star novel perfect for a holiday read. This has all the hallmarking’s of another best seller as Jane Fallon shows us why sh... READ MORE
Sara Oxton
Queen Bee
Great read
Another great holiday read. Witty and engaging with a very relatable lead character and plenty of twists and turns. I’ve enjoyed all Jane Fallon’s books b... READ MORE
Maria  Hall
Queen Bee
Good light read
A very slow moving story. The main character was quite feisty but most of them more self-centered and not fulfilling any useful purpose. Good if you are lo... READ MORE
Patricia Moren
Queen Bee
Such a joy to read
Thoroughly enjoyed #QUEENBEE great characters, beautiful houses, watch as relationships grow and fall apart. Loved every minute .Exploring changing relati... READ MORE
clarateddy
Queen Bee
Funny and dramatic
This is my first Jane Fallon book and it certainly will not be my last. I found this story funny and dramatic. Every chapter I found I wanted more so gave ... READ MORE
Hannah Symonds
Queen Bee
Funny and dramatic
This is my first Jane Fallon book and it certainly will not be my last. I found this story funny and dramatic. Every chapter I found I wanted more so gave ... READ MORE
Hannah Symonds
Queen Bee
Enjoyable lockdown diversion
An enjoyable lockdown diversion with some fairly stereotypical characters and no real surprises along the way. I did find it dragging quite a lot in the mi... READ MORE
jean
Queen Bee
All in a all a good read to lift your mood!
Enjoyable light read, just the right thing for me at the moment! The plot (which, as usual in my reviews, I will not regurgitate here) is well thought ou... READ MORE
JW
Queen Bee
A page turner!
I really loved this book. When Laura becomes a lodger on a very expensive street she just wants to get over her divorce, however, she soon gets entangled... READ MORE
Jo Y
Queen Bee
Persevere and enjoy a great story
Following her separation from husband David, Laura moves into the servant’s annexe of a house in The Close - an exclusive development of houses for the sup... READ MORE
Rachel Myers
Queen Bee
A brilliant, addictive, laugh out loud read from the Queen Bee of revenge novels! 5 stars all the way!
Jane Fallon does it again! I literally could not put this book down, with page after page of twists and hilarious one-liners, the juicy storyline will keep... READ MORE
Cathryn Northfield
Queen Bee
A great summer read
Jane Fallon’s books always have me hooked from the first few pages, and this one was the same. I love her writing style and storylines. Laura’s marriage ... READ MORE
MandyDB
Queen Bee
Friendship matters
Laura the main character is struggling to accept that her marriage has ended. After her house sale falls through she has to hand her daughter to her husban... READ MORE
Isabel Bridges
Queen Bee
Entertaining read
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. I have enjoyed books by Jane Fallon in the past and this is no exception although I did wonder initially as I just... READ MORE
Grey Lady
Queen Bee
Queen Bee
Oh My God, this book is an absolute riot! I picked it because I wanted something light hearted, funny and uplifting after finishing a really gritty psycho... READ MORE
Philippa  Mckenna
Queen Bee
Perfect escapist fiction
Jane Fallon's books are a bit like a big bit of chocolate cake. You're not going to get much nutritional value from it but you are REALLY going to enjoy it... READ MORE
kendrafortune
Queen Bee
It was ok
I think I expected a little more from this book. Not sure why, but it left me a little dissapointed. Well written and funny, but the best.
Joanna Cummings
Queen Bee
Well written with an excellent ear for dialogue, and eye for domestic detail,
Nobody needs telling that reading a novel by Jane Fallon will cast you straight into an escapist, usually middle class, often London world of people who ar... READ MORE
Sarah D
Queen Bee
Another brilliant novel from Jane Fallon
I think I’ve read everything that Jane Fallon has written. I love the originality of her plotting and the acidic wit she brings to the genre. Queen Bee i... READ MORE
Sam Whittaker
Queen Bee
Secrets unlikely friendship, toxic relationships
Living over the garage in an exclusive street. Meet the alpha males and the trophy wifes. Lead by Stella the ladies turn on the newcomer as she is not a la... READ MORE
Helen Wilkinson
Queen Bee
Slow start but worth the read
Still reeling from an unexpected divorce, Laura finds herself renting a flat in a very posh area, while she tries to find somewhere to live for herself and... READ MORE
Gee Wood