Jacket for 'Here Is the Beehive'


UK - Bloomsbury
USA - Little, Brown
Denmark - Rosinante
France - Fayard
Germany - Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Hungary - General Press
Italy - Mondadori
The Netherlands - Signatuur
Poland - Znak
Sweden - Sekwa

Here Is the Beehive

By Sarah Crossan

Published Jun 2020


Here Is the Beehive is the story of an affair.

Suspenseful, accessible and immediate, it is a verse novel about grief, death and obsession.

Ana and Connor have been having an affair for three years, keeping their love secret in hotel rooms, weekends away, swiftly deleted text messages. Though consuming, they hide it well and nobody knows of their relationship except Mark, Connor’s best friend.

When Ana gets a phone call to say that Connor has died in a cycling accident, she has no place for her grief. Mark is reluctant to become Ana’s confidante, so with no other place to turn, Ana seeks out friendship with the only person who shares her pain – Connor’s grieving widow Rebecca.

Bold and propulsive, Here Is the Beehive is fresh in its startlingly intimate and original look at love and heartbreak. It’s a novel that tells the truth about betrayal in a devastating way – the exhilaration, the sordidness, the ache – finally leaving the reader with the hope of redemption.

Praise for Sarah Crossan:

Read, think, enjoy and weep, because the novel is quite simply an achingly sad and beautiful story about what makes any of us human.

Crossan always finds humour and humanity in the darkness; it’s impossible not to read it in a single gulp.
The Times

A masterclass in storytelling.
Irish Examiner

An admirable and affecting tale… A story to savour and admire.