For Fans Of Liane Moriarty, Liv Constantine And Lisa Jewell, A Twisty Psychological Thriller About A Savvy Second Wife Who Will Do Almost Anything To Come Out On Top From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of Behind Her EyesBeing 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 InterestedSo, 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 OffRevenge Is Best Served Cold, But In The Steamy Savannah Heat, Blood Runs So Hot That This Summer It Might Just Boil Over Into Murder WTH My mind is spinning so hard Did somebody hit me with a brick or a flower pot hit me in the head as I was passing through Why I am seeing stars and wishing on a star plays in my head, I don t listen to KPop and BTS Taking it back I loved their collaboration with Halsey This is a freaking train ride that you cannot climb out or you don t want to If you cannot handle all those twists, surprises, twists oh no I don t want to vomit but my stomach really churns So much UTURNS and ups downs, don t believe any explanations of the author, she tricks you so bad this is not the book for you I m so overwhelmed so need a real good sleep after all those brain cells break dance I burned so much mental calories so I need too many glasses of wine for my blood sugar balance I read a few books of the author I liked some of them but I think the ending of Behind Her Eyes a little Taking it back, it made me wooaahhh what the hell, what kind of twist is this kind of shocked and truly frustrated disturbing for my taste But thankfully I cannot say the same for the ending of this book because IT S SO SURPRISINGLY SATISFYING AND MADE ME GRIN TOO MUCH So firstly, let s take a quick look of the story of the book Marcie Maddox marries for the second time and engages with her new social circle but her secure position changes the day their widower friend brings his new, probably trophy wife Keisha who is her early 20 s, beautiful, sexy and the worst part of it, she takes the full attention of Marcie s husband Jason So what is gonna happen Will Marcie do anything to pretend his husband s probable affair attempts Will she sharpen her blades to go to the war I cannot say any other word because any of my explanation about the book will mean spoilers and ruining your reading Because this is not simple page turner, whodunit book The identity of dunit will make your eyes, mouth and several organs widen This is steamy, capturing, unputdownable, tricky book with delicious, mysterious, entertaining progression, good characterization and perfect conclusion Lies, secrets, betrayals, back stabbing, new era s Dallas meets Dynasty kind of tricks, schemes and voila we have a really great thriller in our hands.So I had great, enjoyable time and thankfully the conclusion about this book was not illogical or disappointing.Special thanks to NetGalley and William Morrow to choose me to send this ARC COPY in exchange my honest reviews It was hell of a crazy train ride and I enjoyed every page of it Well, well, well, what a tangled web we weaveGo in as blind as you can That s the best advice I can give for those who want to read this book I requested this book simply because I loved Behind Her Eyes by Pinborough I had no idea what the book was going to be about The basic gist from the synopsis is that beautiful Marcie Maddox knows what it is like to be the second wife, who now has a secure place in their social circle But when their friend, William, a recent widower brings home a new wife after a whirlwind romance in London, their circle is shocked and Marcie feels jealous when she witnesses the attention her handsome husband is giving to Keisha, the new wife That s all folks What I will tell you is that this book took me by surprise and was very entertaining Just when I thought I had things figured out, Pinborough, changed things up a little There are some twists, turns, and revelations And after all of those, she isn t done yet Just when I thought the final reveal was shown, she surprised me yet again This book has it all, the perfect hot steamy setting of Savannah, sexy beautiful people, lies, deceit, secrets, betrayal and mysterious characters Most of the characters fall into the likable one minute unlikeable in the next because their motivation is never quite clear Some characters seem pretty transparent, but as I read further, I began to doubt what I thought I knew Oh, how I love books that keep me guessing Of course, there are some who just seem questionable from the get go A very entertaining, engaging and captivating book Thank you to William Morrow and NetGalley and Edelweiss who both provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own. 2.5 STARSI couldn t wait to start this newest release by the author the wrote Behind Her Eyes, which was one of my favorite thrillers in 2017.The first half of the book was intriguing and I wanted to find out about Keisha, who has recently married the wealthy, and older William Radford IV She isn t the only trophy wife in town who has recently landed a wealthy hubbie though, Marcie is now Mrs Jason Maddox and living her best life.When these two women meet, the past, the secrets and their insecurities threaten to bring someone down, but who I was into this one until the weird voodoo black magic plot line made its way into the story Suddenly the domestic drama turned into an unbelievable, quite insane and confusing ride with the most dreadful characters I ve encountered in a while Just couldn t get on board this train Sadly, this one wasn t the thriller I hoped it would be Thanks to NG pub for the review copy I think I ve come to the conclusion that I m just not compatible with the author s books any Please read this one for yourself, because you may enjoy it much than I did Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy. I read Behind Her Eyes and I was one of those people that was not shocked by the unbelievable twist because the unbelievable twist was completely ridiculous to me I remember turning the last page and feeling so unsatisfied So maybe it s my own fault that I requested this book knowing how I felt about her last one This book, again, was a huge disappointment for me Unlikable wealthy people, gold diggers, unnecessary cringe worthy sex scenes, and voodoo My head hurts Sarah Pinborough has a huge fan following and I wish I could hop on board but her stories just don t work or me 2 I think I m being generous stars Thank you to NetGalley, Edelweiss, and William Morrow for providing me a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review. Get ready for some juicy juju here Staid Savannah high society isn t an easy place to live for Marcie, the young second wife of a successful attorney Enter the boss s even younger, beautiful and glamorous second wife who threatens to topple Marcie from her hard won place amid the southern blue bloods Lies, secrets, and betrayals abound This is highly entertaining and guano crazy. I am a huge fan of Sarah Pinborough She is an exciting writer to me because she is so creative I honestly never know what I am in for when I pick up one of her books This one was no exception and with a cast of unlikable characters it was fun to sit back and see everything unfold.Marcie Maddox and her husband, Jason, had an affair that resulted in him leaving his first wife and eventually marrying Marcie They hobnob with other wealthy and elite people in their town of Savannah, Georgia One of those privileged folks is William Radford IV who has just married a much younger and beautiful woman named Keisha Marcie is not too happy when she notices Jason and Keisha seem to have an attraction to one another Marcie better keep her eyes on them because she s worked too hard to maintain her lifestyle and would hate to be kicked to the curb like Jason s first wife There is way to the story than what I just wrote in my synopsis but you honestly don t want to know too much going in What I enjoyed about this book is it is a very slow build up until you get to the big thing that happens in the story I personally loved that but maybe other readers will find it boring I feel like this is the type of book that readers can determine fairly early on, like a quarter of the way into it, whether or not this is a book they want to continue reading Once the action really starts to pick up, everything starts to hit the fan, but in a good way In terms of predictability there is something that I wondered about early on, and my suspicions turned out to be true But it s one of those things in which I didn t really have a good theory as to the details so it was still fun to learn why everything played out the way it did Also there are some I guess what you might call bonus parts to the ending that were pretty unexpected so it s not likely a reader will be able to figure out every single piece of the puzzle ahead of time.This is my favorite of the three books I have read by this author I just think she is a creative storyteller and I look forward to reading from her in the future Definitely recommend reading this one if you have enjoyed her other novels I also recommend it to the readers who liked Behind Her Eyes but hated the WTF type ending This one is a satisfying type read that is much less controversial Thank you to HarperCollins Publishers and Netgalley for providing me with an advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review Well, this is a tale of the unexpected, a danse macabre, bad juju, voodoo, black magical, diabolical, twisty, and mysterious, superstitious journey into the dizzy heights of Savannah society Marcie is trailer trash and doing her level best to hide though you can t help your roots and she marries up Very up Jason Maddox is a lawyer and a wealthy member of the Savannah social scene, he s not exactly blue blood but he s upwardly mobile Jason s partner, a recent widower William Radford IV returns from a vacation in London with a 20 something trophy wife on his arm stunningly beautiful Keisha, also from the wrong side of the tracks Keisha does not get an especially warm welcome from the rich Savannah women with their snobbery, their blue blood, saccharine smiles, frozen botoxed faces, taut old bodies, oozing poisonous glances and snide put downs I think I d rather immerse myself in a tank of piranhas The story is told from the perspectives of Marcie and Keisha and is highly entertaining to say the least The story is very well written and though none of the characters are especially likeable they don t half make for a good twisty story There is one character who is vividly described who is very mysterious and threatening who keeps appearing and she is very intriguing I confess to a sneaking admiration for Keisha as although you could not describe her as entirely innocent, she isn t as bad as some of the others It s steamy at times and I m not necessarily talking about the southern heat, although I really like the way that the author uses the weather conditions so effectively enhance the storyline There are some fantastic and quite chilling scenes that are vividly described and keep you interested and questioning what s going on throughout Overall, it s steamy, mysterious with a tangled web of deception and frankly, some of the characters wouldn t know truth if it socked them between the eyeballs There are schemes, counter schemes, counter, counter schemes, revelations, vengeance, with black magic overtones so that your head spins so much your startled eyes are spinning too One minute you think you ve got it all sorted and then, wham, you realise your way off base and it s much twisted sister than you thought So obviously, I really liked it and was fabulously enthralled throughout Big thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins for the ARC. After last year s disaster, Cross Her Heart, I was highly skeptical that I d ever read Sarah Pinborough s books again Call me a hypocrite, because Dead to Her has brought the fire and Sarah Pinborough is back If you enjoyed Behind Her Eyes, you ll definitely enjoy this book While the pacing at times was slower than expected my only issue with this book , the story was intriguing, original, and highly bingeworthy I highly recommend this book for folks, like me, who are done with the same drawn out domestic thriller and is looking for something on the side of macabre and magic In true Pinborough fashion, Dead to Her will be polarizing to readers and I can t wait to see where everyone ends up on the spectrum. This is the first of this year s advance novels from this year s Harrogate, possibly annoyingly for any of the others I m not sure what can top this This was my short sharp tweet review.Deliciously dark, sexy as hell, eternally addictive and a pitch perfect pay off Also creepy and a tiny bit insane There you go You ll want this one Trust me.Full review next year for release.
- 400 pages
- Dead to Her
- Sarah Pinborough
- 06 November 2018 Sarah Pinborough