Dead to Her
by Sarah Pinborough
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Pub Date 4 Jun 2020 | Archive Date 1 Apr 2022
HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction, HarperCollins
When Marcie walked down the aisle to marry Jason Maddox, she knew her life would never be the same again. Charming, rich, handsome – Jason can give her everything she’s ever wanted.
But then Keisha arrives in town, and Marcie realises her life of luxury could be snatched away. Because Keisha seems to know all of Marcie’s secrets – the shocking, the scandalous, and the downright sinful.
Marcie refuses to go down without a fight. The only question is – how far will she go to come out on top?
‘A marvellously compelling read’ Liz Nugent, bestselling author of Lying in Wait
‘Dark, hypnotic and immersive’ Harriet Tyce, bestselling author of Blood Orange
‘So deliciously dark and twisted, and that setting was just perfection’ Lisa Hall, bestselling author of Between You and Me
‘A wonderful, spooky romp…like Dallas meets Tales of the Unexpected!’ Richard Osman, author of The Thursday Murder Club
‘Set in the racially charged high society of the American deep South, this is the clash of two ambitious, beautiful trophy wives, each with her own secrets’ Daily Mail
‘Warning: you won’t put this down…twisty, addictive’ Sunday Telegraph
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Dead To Her by Sarah Pinborough is a psychological thriller that should be at the top of your TBR pile, if you haven’t already devoured it.
It’s filled with an array of mesmerizing characters from the wealthy, sexy, elite crowd in Savannah, Georgia. Love some, hate others - you want to know them all!
It’s got steamy seductive sex, a murder or two, beautiful wives (some of them second wives) with deep insecurities, powerful men with fragile egos and a fascinating bit of Southern and African voodoo thrown in.
It’s as addictive as the drugs they take, with a killer ending that will have you gasping in morbid delight!
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Whoop Whoop Queen Pinborough has a new book out!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!
Nothing cheers up this little bookworm, quite like seeing Sarah Pinborough has a new book out! Sarah is a talented write who has NEVER let me down, with her books which cover various genre’s. Before I read Dead To Her, my favourite novel of hers would probably have been a close tie between Before Her Eyes (obviously) and 13 Minutes. With 13 Minutes probably stealing the thunder!
HOWEVER, that was all set to change with the raunchy, steamy and addictive new release that is Dead To Her. This is Sarah Pinborough as we have never see her before….
The novel begins with a bunch of wealthy wives known amongst themselves as ‘the second wives club’. The woman aren’t necessarily likeable (but I think that is kind ofthe point). But if you’re anything like me and love a good super bitch or femme fatale then you will LOVE this title.
‘What else was there to do but bitch. judge and gossip about one another between charity events’
Marcie Maddox is a main protagonist and the second wife of Jason. They live in Savannah, Georgia and for all intents and purposes, live a life of high class, wealth and luxury. But nothing is as it seems….
‘A wife to be kept in the attic not out on display’
Introducing new ‘second’ wife to the group Keisha Radford. Keisha is the second wife of William Radford IV, who coincidentally is Jason’s boss. Which means despite how she feels internally Marcie must play nice. She must rub shoulders with the elite, shower affection and admiration upon Keisha.
‘She’s not one of us’
Keisha herself is an unusual addiction to the club. Keisha is black, British and feisty, Keisha doesn’t suffer fools (other than William) and she isn’t afraid to speak her mind. There is no overt racism, but there are subtle and passive aggressive acts thrown towards Keisha within the club. But Keisha must learn to hold her own against the gaggle of white privilege. Not only must she hold her own, but she has every intention of coming out on top. Metaphorically and figuratively speaking…
‘Keisha had a lot to learn about their set’
Amongst the club are wives Iris and Virginia. The addition of Keisha to the club sends Marcie wild with jealousy.
But has the other women also keeping a very close eye on her too.
‘It seemed Keisha was upsetting the apple cart’
It’s impossible to compare this novel to others in the genre. But it has shades of Penny Vincenzi, with layers of sex and psychological warfare. There may even be an added extra of what we have come to know and love the authors writing for. But that would be revealing far too much.
There will be feelings of inadequacy, worries that fake friends… fake friendship, secrets and jealousy galore.
‘She’d never seen him look at another woman that way. Never’
It also asks the age old question…
‘Why didn’t men fade like women?’
It also explores the dynamics of dating/remarriage in older adulthood. The emotional baggage of the women and potential fragile ego’s of the men.
‘She wondered if terrible people were drawn to terrible people’
Toxic marriages, pasts that haunt the characters and constant scheming comes to a head with an ultimate showdown. But will Keisha remain unscathed or will everyone get what they deserve. In the words of the author….
‘Thrill seekers seek thrills’
The novel deserves HUGE praise for its inclusivity and diversity. Too often psychologically thrillers or domestic noir novels ONLY portray white heterosexual females with perfect lives. The genre is saturated in perfect women, with perfect husbands, perfect children and one day something drastic shakes their lives. THIS IS NOT THAT CLICHE!
The Queen of the genre is back! Buy it, read it and LOVE it!
Dead to Her is told from the points of view of two women Marcie and Keisha who are part of a wealthy society in Savannah, Georgia. I found the first chapter intriguing and it set the scene for an unputdownable psychological thriller. The first few chapters build up slowly, and then Keisha makes her entrance and really brings the story to life. As her backstory is revealed, it's soon apparent that her life isn't all it seems. I found Marcie more interesting as the novel progressed and really liked the way the lives of Marcie and Keisha become intertwined as the tension between them builds up. I sympathised with both women, particularly as I got to find out more about their husbands. The later part of the book turned into a whodunnit as the plot kept throwing out twists and surprises. I really liked the voodoo theme. The end left me feeling like I'd been left on the edge of a cliff.
I loved everything about this book. Highly recommended. Easy 5 stars.
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