Join bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan as they talk about their new novel Mad Honey, a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.
Olivia fled her abusive marriage to return to her hometown and take over the family beekeeping business when her son was six. Now Asher is over 6 feet tall and in his last year of high school, a kind, good-looking, popular ice hockey star with a tiny sprite of a new girlfriend who Olivia loves.
Lily also knows what it feels like to start over – when she and her mother relocated to New Hampshire it was all about a fresh start. She and Asher couldn’t help falling for each other, and Lily feels happy for the first time. But can she trust him completely?
Then Olivia gets a phone call – Lily is dead, and Asher is arrested on a charge of murder. As the case against him unfolds, she realises he has hidden more than he’s shared with her. And Olivia knows first hand that the secrets we keep reflect the past that we want to leave behind – and that we rarely know the people we love well as we think we do.
Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan collaborated on the novel during lockdown 2020, writing alternate chapters and editing each other’s work as they went along. The result is Mad Honey, one of the most compelling, challenging and contemporary novels you’ll read this year!
Jodi and Jennifer are visiting the UK this November. We’re thrilled that they will be stopping off in Oswestry to celebrate the publication of Mad Honey.
Tickets: £20 (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Mad Honey)