kick hive, gather honey. / © girldirt ≪ ◦ 2023 WATTYS SHORTLIST ◦ ≫ "It's all about money, Clay. It's only ever about money." Clay Signy is a man frozen in time, forced to replay the moment his older brother died in his arms. He's never been able to shake the smell of that night. He hasn't forgotten the Mustang that Brock was pushed out of either, nor the sticker pasted against the bumper: a bear trap with its jaws spread wide. Now he lives on autopilot, working in his father's car shop, mixing alcohol with pills to keep the memories at bay. But when a familiar car is delivered to the shop to be serviced by a mysterious young woman, Clay's world is turned upside down. Clay has no stomach for violence but thankfully, Kinga does. When their paths collide, their mutual goal is complicated by their conflicting ideas on revenge. Kinga is hellbent on death but Clay sees a different path to destruction. Will they overcome their differences? Or will their obsession with revenge turn them both blind?