Book Review: Queen Bee by Nina Manning

What happens when the Queen Bee begins to feel threatened?


In the quiet village of Helesbury, Miranda Wallace prides herself on being the most popular member of her small social circle; the perfect friend, the best mum – the queen bee.

Until one day, Verity arrives. Cool and indifferent, Verity is everything Miranda isn’t, but she threatens to shatter Miranda’s picture-perfect life.

Suddenly plagued with insecurities, Miranda is certain Verity is hiding something. And Miranda knows all about secrets and the damage they can cause, because she’s hiding some of her own.

So when Verity threatens to reveal the truth about Miranda and destroy the perfect life she’s built, Miranda knows she has to act to protect the people she loves – even if the results are deadly.

Queen Bee book cover


I’m always happy to join a Nina Manning book tour (check out my last review of The Bridesmaid). Therefore, I was excited to get started on Queen Bee, and it didn’t disappoint, to an extent.

This is a quick and easy read. While some parts tended to drag a little, overall, it was an exciting, page-turner of a story. Although the “big fish in a little village” is something I’ve read a number of times before, the conclusion of the plot was a pleasant surprise, unique from similar stories.

I also found the characters to be well-rounded, each with individual characteristics, making than stand out more than mere background characters. Miranda was a bit hit and miss with me. While I found the unfurling of her story intriguing, her neediness and jealousy was annoying and could not be excused by her past.

Overall, another great read by Nina Manning. You can pick up your copy here.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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