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  • Published: 15 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781405943345
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

Queen Bee

The Sunday Times Bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick 2020

The brand new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Faking Friends

When Laura's marriage falls apart she needs to find a home for her and her daughter. And quickly.

Welcome to The Close, a beautiful street of mansions, where Laura rents a tiny studio above a garage, and gorgeous Stella is the indisputable Queen Bee - who soon suspects Laura of having designs on her fiancé.

But when Laura unearths the ghastly secret he is hiding, it threatens Stella's perfectly curated world as well as
Laura's business and friendships. Unless she can befriend Stella and show her the truth about her soon-to-be husband. But she should know that revenge always comes with a sting in the tail . . .

  • Published: 15 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781405943345
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Jane Fallon

Jane Fallon is the multi-award winning television producer behind such shows as This Life, Teachers and 20 Things to do Before You're 30. Her previous novels, Getting Rid of Matthew, Got You Back and Foursome were all top ten bestsellers and Foursome was nominated for a Melissa Nathan award. The Ugly Sister is Jane's fourth novel.

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Praise for Queen Bee

Brilliant, with completely unexpected twists

Gill Sims, bestselling author of Why Mummy Drinks

She's the queen of the revenge novel. Dramatic and engaging from the start, you won't want to put it down


Compelling, edgy, beautifully written

Daily Mail

Praise for Jane Fallon


Intelligent, edgy and witty


Chick lit with an edge


I LOVE her books. She always delivers a fabaliss read

Marian Keyes, bestselling author of Grown-Ups

Barbed, twisty and full of deliciously dry wit, this is smart stuff to race through

Sunday Mirror

Superbly taps into our inner Avenger. Hugely compelling and unpredictable

Ruth Jones, bestselling author of Never Greener

Sparkling and unpredictable


Darkly comic and addictive

Daily Express

It was unputdownable and such a joy to read!

Alice Feeney

Sharp and hilarious . . . had me turning the pages into the small hours

Louise Candlish, bestselling author of Our House and Those People

The brilliant Jane Fallon does it again. Queen Bee is a whip-smart, laugh-out-loud, feel-good kinda novel perfect to curl up on the sofa with

Ali Land

I love it. I thought it was whip-smart, sassy and gripping

Gillian McAllister

Perfectly crafted with razor sharp wit, Queen Bee is utterly hilarious and deliciously wry

Nicola Moriarty, author of The Ex-Girlfriend

Compelling, addictive with effortless wit and bite - gloriously connecting

Helen Lederer

Absolutely loved Queen Bee. Brilliant characters, funny, addictive and very clever. The perfect book to lose yourself in

Claire Douglas

Another sure-fire hit from Fallon


Fallon's fun, fish-out-of-water tale is full of love-to-loathe characters and a fair few twists


With its edgy wit, this sharp tale is full of characters you'll love to hate

Weight Watchers

Absolutely masterly. She turns her trademark wit and taste for the absurd to The Close . . . Bliss


Fallon is a fabulously engaging writer who excels at counter-intuitive plot lines, creates believable protagonists who are as capable of bad behaviour as good . . . Blissful escapism - I adored it

Daily Mail

This entertainingly twisty tale is populated with some enjoyably toxic characters

Sunday Mirror

A cracking comedy of manners

Richard and Judy Bookclub

Sharp and hilarious. A perfect beach read

Irish News

Jane Fallon's wry observation and razor-sharp wit make for a compelling read

Sunday Express

A perfect beach read

Sunday Mail

Razor sharp and laugh-out-loud hilarious . . . the perfect antidote to our troubled times

Daily Express

Typical Fallon, written with wit and an after-sting

My Weekly

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