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The Hive - Gregg Olsen (19)

  • ASIN: B07YKQ289D
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (June 8 2021)
  • Kindle: 5095 KB
  • Print: 475 pages




In the Pacific Northwest, detective Lindsay Jackman is investigating the murder of a young journalist found at the bottom of a ravine. Lindsay soon learns that the victim was writing an exposé. Her subject: a charismatic wellness guru who’s pulled millions into her euphoric orbit…

To hear Marnie Spellman tell it, when she was a child, a swarm of bees lifted her off the ground and toward the sunlight, illuming her spiritual connection with nature—an uncanny event on which Marnie built a cosmetics empire and became a legend, a healer, and the queen of holistic health and eternal beauty. In her inner circle is an intimate band of devotees called the Hive. They share Marnie’s secrets of success—including one cloaked in darkness for twenty years.

Determined to uncover the possibly deadly mysteries of the group, Lindsay focuses her investigation on Marnie and the former members of the Hive, who are just as determined to keep Lindsay from their secrets as they are to maintain their status.



#1 New York Times and Amazon Charts bestselling author Gregg Olsen has written more than thirty books, including Lying Next to MeThe Last Thing She Ever Did, and two novels in the Nicole Foster series, The Sound of Rain and The Weight of Silence. Known for his ability to create vivid and fascinating narratives, he’s appeared on multiple television and radio shows and news networks, such as Good Morning AmericaDatelineEntertainment Tonight, CNN, and MSNBC. In addition, Olsen has been featured in RedbookPeople, and Salon magazine, as well as in the Seattle TimesLos Angeles Times, and New York Post. Both his fiction and nonfiction works have received critical acclaim and numerous awards, including prominence on the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Washington State officially selected his young adult novel Envy for the National Book Festival, and The Deep Dark was named Idaho Book of the Year.
A Seattle native who lives with his wife in rural Washington State, Olsen’s already at work on his next thriller. Visit him at www.greggolsen.com.


My review for If You Tell


REVIEW: 
I forgot to write my thoughts out after reading it.
So writing this now, I've had a moment to reflect.
At first, I wasn't a huge fan. The story had a great premise but it took too long to get there. Once it did, the pace picked up and it got more interesting.
Did I love it? No, but I did think the twists in it were creative and not something I have read before. I appreciated the writing even if the story itself did not turn out to be for me.
I still think lots of people will enjoy this thrill ride!


3/5




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    1. I saw your comment and realized I forgot to put my thoughts down here. It turned out to be a good thing because after retrospect, I liked it more than I thought.

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  2. I'm set to read this later this month. Curious how I'll feel about it.

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    1. I encourage you to read it with an open mind. You may feel differently than I did.

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