Dead To Her
By Sarah Pinborough
William Morrow, 9780062856821, February 2020, 400pp.
The Short of It:
This story was a breath of fresh air. A little racy, a mystery to solve and all surrounded by the antics of the rich.
The Rest of It:
Marcie’s marriage to Jason Maddox has her living in a big house, attending big gala type events, mixing at the club, and finds herself constantly comparing herself to the rich around her. Will she ever fit in? You see, Marcie has a past. Some of which Jason is aware of but the one thing she has kept hidden for a very long time, comes to the surface and threatens the lifestyle that she has come to embrace.
To further complicate things, Jason’s partner, William, brings home a new wife. Keisha is young, vibrant and not what William’s friends are used to. His first wife, Eleanor was much-loved and Keisha cannot compare. William’s constant demands for Keisha to become something she isn’t pushes her towards Marcie, her only friend. The two have more in common than they know.
I’ve not read Pinborough before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. At first, it seemed very glitzy and glam for me. A bit too superficial but then the story picked up and I got into the characters and what was going on. There’s even a little bit of black magic tossed in to spice things up.
I found the story to be very entertaining and not as predictable as I expected it to be. I’d read this author again.
Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
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14 thoughts on “Review: Dead To Her”
Sounds fun! I read a novella by this author ages ago and enjoyed it, but haven’t picked up anything else by her — this sounds like it’s a good one to try!
I read her Behind Her Eyes which was a whackydoodle thriller that I may never forget! I just might have to try this one, too.
So she is known for writing stories that are a little out there? This one was different but not in a bad way. I just wish the one character had not been named Keisha. I kept thinking of the singer. I read at the back of the book that someone won a contest to name a character so Keisha it was.
Sounds perfect for these weird times.
Yes. Slightly weird and different is okay by me during this time.
I read Behind Her Eyes as well and agree that it was whackydoodle! Ha! Very odd indeed. I’ll have to try this one too.
I get whackydoodle is okay sometimes.
So glad you liked this one. I’ve got the audio. Need to get to it. I’ve read two other of her books and liked them both. She’s one I watch for now.
It will probably be pretty entertaining on audio.
I have never read this author before, but this sounds engaging.
Not sure about this one for me and that cover is pretty weird. LOL
I wasn’t expecting it to be as racy as it was. The black magic was surprising too. In the end though I thought the author pulled it off. I do agree though that it’s not a book you would probably enjoy.
This one sounds like a good pandemic read: fun, quick read, and keeps you glued to it.
I was worried at first because the main characters appeared to be very shallow but it surprised me. It is definitely different and not a re-do of any plot I’ve ever read before.