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Glamorous messiah or charlatan? A mask of beauty hides deadly secrets in #1 New York Times and Amazon Charts bestselling author Gregg Olsen’s mesmerizing novel of suspense.

In the Pacific Northwest, detective Lindsay Jackman is investigating the murder of a young journalist found at the bottom of a ravine. Lindsay soon learns that the victim was writing an exposé. Her subject: a charismatic wellness guru who’s pulled millions into her euphoric orbit...

To hear Marnie Spellman tell it, when she was a child, a swarm of bees lifted her off the ground and toward the sunlight, illuming her spiritual connection with nature - an uncanny event on which Marnie built a cosmetics empire and became a legend, a healer, and the queen of holistic health and eternal beauty. In her inner circle is an intimate band of devotees called the Hive. They share Marnie’s secrets of success - including one cloaked in darkness for twenty years.

Determined to uncover the possibly deadly mysteries of the group, Lindsay focuses her investigation on Marnie and the former members of the Hive, who are just as determined to keep Lindsay from their secrets as they are to maintain their status.

©2021 by Gregg Olsen. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Crystal
  • 15-06-2021

Just one more chapter then I will sleep.

this is my 3rd book by Gregg Olson. I really enjoyed the other 2 and I really enjoyed this one! the plots are always unique and not overdone, the characters are deep and well developed, and they keep me up with my usual "ok just one more chapter and I will go to sleep", which means 5 more chapters because I have to know what happens next.
my one complaint is that his novels seem to have female characters that you just cannot stand and they just drive you insane with their terrible decision making. I find myself wanting to scream at them! but I guess this is the mark of a good writer because I definitely find myself deep into the book and fully committed.
In a time where there are so many overdone plots and books with the least surprising twists ever, his novels are new and different with fresh ideas and plenty of suspense. they're also filled with tragedy and heartbreak, so you will absolutely process a lot of emotions.
I have over 400 books in my library, so I am not easy to impress. If I give my stamp of approval, I always promise it's worth the credit! enjoy!

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  • Blue sky
  • 14-06-2021

good story moves quickly

better than most .modern mystery books I've read lately. Olsen is able to distinguish his characters nicely. no one acts like a Supreme idiot and it was an engrossing listen.

I first read starvation heights by him and I wish he would also continue the true crime writing as well

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  • Tawny
  • 11-06-2021

Olsen + Peakes = 🤩🔥😍🙌

I can’t find a narrator I love as much as Karen Peakes. For me, she is so good that I never know if the book is amazing, or if she just makes it amazing. I typically don’t enjoy the “cult” subject matter, however, Olsen is a master at mixing dark subject matter with a lightness that makes listening easy and entertaining. He somehow gets deep down to the heart and soul of women, and makes even the craziest of the crazy relatable. Peakes’s masterful narration and subtle sarcasm tops it off. I definitely recommend this clever, twisted 📖.

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  • Kindle vava
  • 13-06-2021

The Hive by Gregg olsen

Struggle!e to finish.I did not like this Audible at all . Two many Characters and name changing... wish I had not wasted a credit. Sorry I have enjoyed most of the Audible books by Gregg Olsen. But not this one.

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  • Mary B. Wheeler
  • 16-06-2021

Outstanding!!!

This is the best experience I have had in years. Great thriller, well written, and excellent narration. Highly recommend.

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  • Rhea Baker
  • 12-06-2021

Wow ! Just wow!

Gregg Olsen doesn’t just write a book. He constructs it, leaving carefully planted clues along the way. Then he wraps all of the loose ends up just before he is done with his story! Outstanding book!

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  • Becky
  • 10-06-2021

OMG!!! Twists and turns all the way!

Lot's of characters to keep track of. Getting the background in the beginning a bit tedious but last half made up for it.

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  • Donna C. Clark
  • 27-07-2021

The hive

Very hard to listen to not one of his best works by far! Horrible book no plot no suspense no thing to hold your intrest

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  • Kentucky Bohemian
  • 18-07-2021

"We Didn't Do Anything Wrong"

Detective Lindsay Jackman pursues the truth with dogged determination in this novel that is at once psycho-thriller, mystery, and police procedural. It ticks all the boxes along the winding path of this twisted story.

The plot was...crazy. But life is crazier quite often, so it wasn't outside the realm of possibility. The characters were fleshed out very well. They were a diverse lot, including naïve housewives, people with their own agenda, brutal narcissists, unintentional victims, and the purely insane. Even the people who seemed "normal" had serious issues to hide.

I found this to be a very entertaining, yet disturbing read: one that I can easily recommend.

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  • AMC
  • 18-07-2021

Great story, worth your time.

Thought this one was really good. It had an easy to follow storyline with solid character development. Couple of nice twists and turns but nothing that doesn't make sense, quite a bit of foreshadowing in the first chapter. Narration was great, lots of inflection and voice variance between characters. Would recommend if you are in to crime drama.

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