Book Review: Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough

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Dead to Her  Dead to Her 2

Publish Date: February 11, 2020

Once a cheat, always a cheat.”

Parrish 2

Marriage can be murder…


Marcie’s affair with Jason Maddox catapulted her into the world of the elite.

Old money, old ties, old secrets. Marcie may have married into this world—

but she’ll never be part of it.


Then Jason’s boss brings back a new wife from his trip to London.

Young, attractive, reckless—nobody can take their eyes off Keisha.

Including Marcie’s husband.


Some people would kill for the life Marcie has—what will she do to keep it?

Parrish 3

I went in blind when I started this book, but I’ve read all of Sarah Pinborough’s novels and I was prepared to expect the unexpected. I definitely got it!

Marcie Maddox is happy and in love with her hunky rich hubby Jason. But when his widower business partner William brings home new trophy wife Keisha, Marcie’s world is rocked when she sees Jason flirting with Keisha. Hell hath no fury like a jelly wife. Especially a second wife like Marcie.

The story is told from the perspectives of Marcie and Keisha and it’s so fun to see both views and know what they’re thinking. I couldn’t decide who I disliked more; both of them are batshit crazy.

This book is a binge-worthy look in the hot steamy setting of Savannah high society, with rich men, Botoxed women, shady characters, lots of booze, drugs, and a sprinkle of black magic. Most of the characters are unlikeable but they are layered, complex, and fascinating.

My favorite quotes:

“There’s no fool like an old fool.”

“My glamour is my armour.”

“You arrive in people’s lives and forget that so much went before.”

“Isn’t that a little Shades of Grey?”

“Heartache always defends itself by attacking.”

“Money, sex, and power are the father, the son, and the holy ghost of life, honey. Just remember that.”

This book is about marriage, betrayal, secrets, lies, wealth, high society, infidelity, and voodoo. It lifts the cover on the dark underbelly of the mysterious South, and has a slightly supernatural vibe. I have to admit that it was a tad racy for my tastes.

The story is twisty, turn-y, and full of surprises throughout the entire book. Sarah Pinborough is a master of surprises with many tricks up her sleeve. It’s not as WTF shocking as Behind Her Eyes, but it’s very entertaining.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars 3 Stars

Note: I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley exchange for an honest review.

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