The Hive begins with a compelling mystery. A college journalism student is found dead. Police officer Lindsay is investigating the death. The victim was looking into the death twenty years ago at a self-help “cult” guru’s residence. Was the recent death an accident or murder? If the latter, could it be connected to the earlier death?
First of all, whoever wrote the book blurb is a genius! This plot sounds fabulous…until you actually start reading the book. It is s-l-o-w. Every character, it seems, tells her story. Many are either not relevant or only tangentially related to the main plot. And, dare I say it, they were boring. Like watching paint dry. If you can stay awake until the ending, it was actually rather good. But the rest? Ugh, hours of my life I will never get back. Don’t make the same mistake and avoid getting sucked into The Hive. 2 stars.
Thanks to Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.