Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Olivia left her abusive marriage before her husband could harm her son, Asher.

It has been twelve years since the divorce, but Olivia is still haunted by Braden.

She also worries if Asher will have the abusive tendencies of his father and even more when he is accused of the murder of his girlfriend, Lily.

We meet these characters as we are treated to beekeeping terms and procedures and as we learn of Olivia's past with her husband, the relationship between Olivia and her son, Asher and Lily’s relationship, and Lily's past.

We also follow Asher in jail, the murder investigation, how everyone is coping, and wonder if he really did kill her or was setup.

The tension is very real as Asher’s attorney puts together a defense.  You will be nervous along with the characters and react with them when the verdict is announced.

MAD HONEY is an excellent read by Jodi Picoult and co-author, Jennifer Finney Boylan.

It addresses domestic abuse, secrets we keep, relationships, life choices, and why people do what they do.

If you are a fan, do not miss this marvelous book.

It is outstanding for the research done about bees - actually fascinating about the bees, the descriptions of everything going on, and for making you feel every emotion the characters are feeling. 5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher in print and via NetGalley for an honest review.


  1. Have you read MAD HONEY?

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Great review.
    I'm looking forward to reading this. I hope I can get caught up eventually.

    1. Thank you, Linda.

      Enjoy when you read it.

    2. Not sure why this came up anonymous…it is me…Elizabeth

  3. Another great review Elizabeth! I enjoyed this book too.

  4. I just ordered this yesterday while I was ordering another. I checked on GR. Your review convinced me to go ahead!

    1. I hope you enjoy it too.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathryn.