book cover of The Beloved Girls
Added by 46 of our members

The Beloved Girls

(2021)
A novel by

 
 
"It's a funny old house. They have this ceremony every summer . . . There's an old chapel, in the grounds of the house. It's half-derelict. The Hunters keep bees in there. Every year, on the same day, the family processes to the chapel. They open the combs, taste the honey. Take it back to the house. Half for them -" my father winced, as though he had bitten down on a sore tooth. "And half for us."

Catherine, a successful barrister, vanishes from a train station on the eve of her anniversary. Is it because she saw a figure - someone she believed long dead? Or was it a shadow cast by her troubled, fractured mind?
The answer lies buried in the past. It lies in the events of the hot, seismic summer of 1989, at Vanes - a mysterious West Country manor house - where a young girl, Jane Lestrange, arrives to stay with the gilded, grand Hunter family, and where a devastating tragedy will unfold. Over the summer, as an ancient family ritual looms closer, Janey falls for each member of the family in turn. She and Kitty, the eldest daughter of the house, will forge a bond that decades later, is still shaping the present . . .

'We need the bees to survive, and they need us to survive. Once you understand that, you understand the history of Vanes, you understand our family.'
 

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A gorgeous epic...wholly absorbing. I adored it." - Marian Keyes


Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Harriet Evans's The Beloved Girls

Hardback Editions

August 2021 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: The Beloved Girls: The STUNNING new novel from bestselling author Harriet Evans has arrived . . .
Author(s): Harriet Evans
ISBN: 1-4722-7141-6 / 978-1-4722-7141-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2022 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Beloved Girls: The STUNNING new novel from bestselling author Harriet Evans has arrived . . .
Author(s): Harriet Evans
ISBN: 1-4722-5106-7 / 978-1-4722-5106-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2021 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Beloved Girls: The STUNNING new novel from bestselling author Harriet Evans has arrived . . .
Author(s): Harriet Evans
ISBN: 1-4722-5105-9 / 978-1-4722-5105-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2021 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Beloved Girls: The STUNNING new novel from bestselling author Harriet Evans has arrived . . .
Author(s): Harriet Evans
Publisher: Review
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2021 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Beloved Girls: The STUNNING new novel from bestselling author Harriet Evans is coming . . .
Author(s): Harriet Evans
Publisher: Review
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

May 2022 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Beloved Girls
Author(s): Harriet Evans
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2022 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Beloved Girls
Author(s): Harriet Evans
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Beloved Girls: The STUNNING new novel from bestselling author Harriet Evans has arrived . . .
Author(s): Harriet Evans
Publisher: Review
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU