by Brenda Brooks
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Pub Date 01 Oct 2019 | Archive Date 14 Aug 2019
As 24-year-old Nicole Hewett mourns at her father’s grave, she worries about her mother, badly injured in the car accident that killed him, and whether they’ll be able to make ends meet. Then she sees her beloved childhood friend, Honey, standing beside her old Cadillac. As Honey approaches, Nicole realizes how numb she’s felt ever since Honey fled their hometown without explanation six years earlier. Before long, Nicole’s old fascination with Honey is reignited, along with a new desire for her wild, charismatic friend. But the prodigal has returned bearing secrets and troubles, and when Honey disappears again Nicole must decide: Is her lover in peril? Or is she the peril? Honey is a thrilling modern noir novel with a classic refrain: nothing is more dangerous than love.
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Average rating from 8 members
I couldn't put this down even though it felt like being unable to tear my eyes away from an impending train wreck. Twenty four year old Nicole is at her father's graveside when she sees Honey, her childhood friend, for the first time in six years. Born on the same day, they grew up together until one day Honey and her mother vanished with no contact until now. Nic is drawn into drawn into Honey's entanglements by her emotional attachment to her.
Told in first person from Nic's point of view, we only know as much as Nic does. It's dark and twisted with betrayal lurking at the edges of each page.
I loved the way it was written, even though I was constantly tense given that each bad decision compounds the next. This is a thoroughly engrossing read but not a light one.
Book received from Netgalley and ECW Press for an honest review.