Queen Bee
Jane Fallon

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Narrated By: Jo Joyner

Duration: 10 hours and 9 minutes

What to expect

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Welcome to The Close - a beautiful street of mansions, where gorgeous Stella is the indisputable Queen Bee . . .

It is here that Laura, seeking peace and privacy after her marriage falls apart, rents a tiny studio. Unfortunately, her arrival upsets suspicious Stella - who fears Laura has designs on her fiancé, Al.

When Laura stumbles on the big secret Al is hiding, suddenly Stella's perfectly controlled world, and Laura's future, are threatened.

Taking a chance on beating Al at his own twisted game, these two former strangers are fast becoming friends.

But has Laura forgotten that revenge always comes with a sting in the tail?

Why people can't get enough of Jane Fallon's books:

'Hugely compelling and unpredictable' Ruth Jones

'She always delivers a fabaliss read' Marian Keyes

'Brilliant, with completely unexpected twists' Gill Sims

'She's the queen of the revenge novel' Heat

© Jane Fallon 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


Modern & contemporary fiction, Contemporary romance, Humorous fiction

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A perfect beach read

Sunday Mail

Praise for Jane Fallon


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

Gillian McAllister

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

Daily Express

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


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

bestselling author of Our House and Those People

I LOVE her books. She always delivers a fabaliss read

bestselling author of Grown-Ups

Intelligent, edgy and witty


This entertainingly twisty tale is populated with some enjoyably toxic characters

Sunday Mirror

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

Claire Douglas

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

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


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

Sunday Express

Sparkling and unpredictable


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

author of The Ex-Girlfriend

It was unputdownable and such a joy to read!

Alice Feeney

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

Weight Watchers

A cracking comedy of manners

Richard and Judy Bookclub

Sharp and hilarious. A perfect beach read

Irish News

Typical Fallon, written with wit and an after-sting

My Weekly

Compelling, edgy, beautifully written

Daily Mail

Compelling, addictive with effortless wit and bite - gloriously connecting

Helen Lederer

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

Sunday Mirror

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

Superbly taps into our inner Avenger. Hugely compelling and unpredictable

bestselling author of Never Greener

Brilliant, with completely unexpected twists

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


Chick lit with an edge


Darkly comic and addictive

Daily Express

Another sure-fire hit from Fallon