Authors: Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
Publisher: Random House Canada
Good Morning America Book Club Pick
New York Times Bestseller
A soul-stirring novel about what we choose to keep from our past, and what we choose to leave behind, from the New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here and the bestselling author of She’s Not There.Mad Honey’s synopsis
Olivia McAfee knows what it feels like to start over. Her picture-perfect life—living in Boston, married to a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, raising a beautiful son, Asher—was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined she would end up back in her sleepy New Hampshire hometown, living in the house she grew up in, and taking over her father’s beekeeping business.
Lily Campanello is familiar with do-overs, too. When she and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school, they both hope it will be a fresh start.
And for just a short while, these new beginnings are exactly what Olivia and Lily need. Their paths cross when Asher falls for the new girl in school, and Lily can’t help but fall for him, too. With Ash, she feels happy for the first time. Yet at times, she wonders if she can trust him completely . . .
Then one day, Olivia receives a phone call: Lily is dead, and Asher is being questioned by the police. Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent. But she would be lying if she didn’t acknowledge the flashes of his father’s temper in him, and as the case against him unfolds, she realizes he’s hidden more than he’s shared with her.
Mad Honey is a riveting novel of suspense, an unforgettable love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.
⚠Trigger warning: violence against women, violence against LGBTQ+, suicide, bullying⚠
The book shows past and present with two points of view: Olivia and Lily.
The book focuses on the investigation of Lily’s death (in the 1st chapter, we know that she died so it is not a spoiler).
It’s very cool for those who enjoy judicial plots, because good part of the book is about the trial and whether Asher is or is not the culprit and we’re going to have a LOT of revelations during the reading. Could not recommend more!
❤️Book received from the publisher Penguin Random House Canada❤️
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