SHORTLISTED FOR THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDWhat would you do if you lost someone the world never knew was yours? For three years, Ana has been consumed by an affair with Connor, a client at her law firm. Their love has been consigned to hotel rooms and dark corners of pubs, keeping their relationship hidden from the world. So the morning that Ana’s company receives a call to say that Connor is dead, her secret grief has nowhere to go. Desperate for an outlet, Ana seeks out the shadowy figure who has always stood just beyond her reach – Connor’s wife Rebecca?‘Utterly gripping’ RODDY DOYLE‘A triumph – crackling with psychological and sexual ambiguity’ JULIE MYERSON, OBSERVER‘This book is just sublime? I loved every page’ CAITRIONA BALFE‘Unmissable … Incredible’ STYLIST‘Amazing … I read it in one sitting, completely swept up in Ana’s fragmented narrative’ EMMA HEALEY‘Dark, riveting, powerful’ ELIZABETH DAY
Here Is the Beehive
Ana and Connor have been having an affair for three years. In hotel rooms and coffee shops, swiftly deleted texts and briefly snatched weekends, they have built a world with none but the two of them in it. But then the unimaginable happens, and Ana finds herself alone, trapped inside her secret. How can we lose someone the world never knew was ours? How do we grieve for something no one else can ever find out? In her desperate bid for answers, Ana seeks out the shadowy figure who has always stood just beyond her reach – Connor’s wife Rebecca. Peeling away the layers of two overlapping marriages, ‘Here is the Beehive’ is a devastating excavation of risk, obsession and loss.