Review: Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough


Release date: February 11, 2020

Publisher: William Morrow

Genre: Mystery/Thriller


Being the second wife can be murder . . .

“Once a cheat, always a cheat,” they say. Marcie Maddox has worked hard to get where she is after the illicit affair that started her new life a few years ago. But her world of country clubs, yachts and sumptuous houses in Savannah, Georgia, isn’t easy to maintain, no matter how hard she tries. Nor is keeping her husband, Jason, truly interested.

So, when Jason’s boss brings home a hot new wife from his trip to London, the young Mrs William Radford IV isn’t quite the souvenir everyone expected. Sexy, drop-dead gorgeous and black—Keisha quickly usurps Marcie’s place as the beautiful second wife. But when Marcie sees the extra spark in the room when Keisha and Jason are together and their obvious, magnetic attraction, the gloves come off.

Revenge is best served cold, but in the steamy Savannah heat, blood runs so hot that this summer it might just boil over into murder. 


Do you ever read a book and really like the first half and then the second half everything just kind of falls apart? That’s what happened for me here unfortunately, I was definitely interested in the first half and then after that things just got weird and while I like weird stuff sometimes, this time it just didn’t work for me at all. I found it to be predictable and just slightly annoying with a bunch a stuff that felt like it was added in just for the sake of it.

Ok so even though this one wasn’t great for me I do think that a certain type of reader would like this. If you like unlikable characters with secrets and domestic drama, this one has all of that. If you like a strong atmosphere, this one had a great one. (That was actually one of the things that kept me reading) If you are interested in voodoo and black magic, this one had that too. It’s also pretty sexy and a bit tawdry so if that’s your thing, check it out. For me, all of that together was messy and blah and left me disappointed in the end, I wanted more.

Overall rating: 2.5/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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