Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Julie's Review: Dead to Her

Author: Sarah Pinborough
Series: None
Publication Date: February 11, 2020
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 400
Obtained: publisher
Genre:  Psychological Thriller
Rating: 4/5
Bottom Line: Ms. Pinborough has mastered the shoe dropping ending Grab, Just get it at the library, or Remove from your TBR list? Grab
Summary: Marriage can be murder… SOMETHING OLD: 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. SOMETHING NEWThen 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. SOMETHING YOU CAN NEVER, EVER UNDOSome people would kill for the life Marcie has—what will she do to keep it?

Review: Old Southern Money with their secrets and lies are a society of bloodsuckers and leaches. The older the money the more deadly their secrets become. Therefore when both Marcie and Keisha marry into it they really have no clue what they are getting into. Of course Marcie and Keisha have their own secrets that they try to hide. The thing about secrets is they always come to light.

Marcie is blissfully married to Jason Maddox and happy with their lives until a new, shiny bride arrives in town. Keisha is married to Jason's mentor, William. Marcie feels threatened by Keisha youth and freshness she brings to their little group. She also sees the way her husband gawks at her every time they are together. Keisha also feeds into it by flirting with Jason.

What Ms. Pinborough does so well is steer you in one direction that has you so focused on that path that you really don't entertain that anything else could be going on. She's the queen of the red herring. You'd think that I'd try and read between the lines in her novels but now but nope, I just like the ride.

Her female characters are always multi-faceted and just a bit questionable on their tactics to get what they want. You don't have to like them but you should respect their resilience. The men in this story are just the conduit to tell the female story. None of the men in this story are redeemable and you are almost happy when they get their comeuppance.

If you are looking for a great psychological thriller, then go ahead and pick up Dead To Her. You'll enjoy the ride!



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