Monday, April 18, 2016

Telling the Bees by Peggy Hesketh

This was a book club book read and will also count for New Author to You on Full House challenge and for the New Authors challenge.
Telling the Bees
G. P. Putnams' Sons
 Alfred Honig has lived his whole life next door to the Bee Ladies, growing up with Claire and her sister. When he finds them murdered, he begins to wonder about their lives and particularly about Claire and how their friendship had become estranged. As Alfred begins to regret the decades of not talking to his friend, he also learns who she truly was and how he had misjudged her and the depth of his love for her.

This will be a short review, but it was a pretty good read. The book is full of details about beekeeping and Hesketh does a good job making that part interesting, although if you have no interest in the subject, it could drag you down. I really think I could have my own beehive now and take care of bees after reading this one. The relationship between Claire and Alfred and Claire and her family is intriguing and I did not make the connection with the murderer and the Bee Ladies, until right before the author told it, so that was good. It was a clever read and I liked it well enough. 3.5 cups of cocoa.

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