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The Hive
The Hive

The Hive



352 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.99 (US $13.99) (CA $18.99)

Publication Date: February 2024

ISBN 9781838776787

Rights: US & CA

Bonnier Books UK (Feb 2024)

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A feminist thriller for anyone who's ever sworn revenge on an ex. Perfect for fans of How to Kill Your Family, You, and Blood Orange.

'Tense, topical and stylish' TM LOGAN, author, Lies
'An addictive read!' ALICE HUNTER, author, The Serial Killer's Wife
'Dark and gripping' CASS GREEN, author, In a Cottage in a Wood


Charlotte Goodwin looks directly at the camera and reveals a chilling truth to the thousands watching her Instagram live broadcast. She has killed her ex-boyfriend's new partner in cold blood. But she is not finished yet.

With bloodied hands she takes a calm sip of tea before continuing. Lincoln Jackson will now make his confession, then the viewers must vote to decide whether he should live or die. The public display sends shockwaves rippling through the online community and the numbers of viewers skyrockets. But as Lincoln's past is revealed, how will he be judged?

Bonded by mutual tragedy, Charlotte's three best friends have supported each other through the soaring highs and devastating lows of their lives. Now, in Charlotte's hour of need, her friends also face a choice, whether to help her get away with murder.

The Hive explores our darkest fears of the relationship between social media and mental health, but, most importantly, the strength of sisterhood against all the odds.


“Fascinating, frightening, and extremely well-written character study.”—Booklist Reviews

"A gripping page-turner" Nadine Matheson, author, The Jigsaw Man

"A read-in-one-go revenge thriller. Get it on your summer list." Will Carver, author, Nothing Important Happened Today

Author Biography

Scarlett Brade is the daughter of parents who migrated from the Caribbean to England in the early 1970s. She was born and educated in London, though as a child she spent her summers in Canada, where she developed her love affair with reading. When not writing Scarlett spends most of her time cooking, drinking fine wines, and entertaining family and friends. The Hive is her first psychological thriller, and she is currently writing her second.