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Dead to her : a novel
ISBN:
9780062856821
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1st ed.
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388 pages ; 24 cm.
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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. --
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"'Big Little Lies' meets 'Rebecca' in Sarah Pinborough's 'Dead to Her,' a saucy novel about insecure second wives dragged down by secrets [and] jealousies..." --Washington Post

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 Eyes.

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 NEW

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.

SOMETHING YOU CAN NEVER, EVER UNDO...

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


Reviews 4

Publisher's Weekly Review

This soapy domestic suspense novel from Pinborough (Cross Her Heart) roils with passion, rancor, and greed wrapped in Southern politesse. As the second wife of Savannah, Ga., attorney Jason Maddox, 34-year-old Marcie is the youngest, most attractive woman in the couple's wealthy social circle--until Jason's widowed boss, William Radford, returns from London with a gorgeous bride, 22-year-old Keisha, a former cocktail waitress. Marcie loathes the way her husband ogles Keisha, but agrees to befriend the young woman--ostensibly to manipulate Keisha into encouraging William's retirement, thus rendering Jason senior partner, but also to monitor her competition. The relationship between Marcie and Keisha takes an unexpected turn as their respective stories unfold via an alternating third-person narrative. Tension increases in tandem with Marcie's suspicion and paranoia; meanwhile, Keisha's sanity shreds as William's domineering nature emerges. Pinbrough's intricately woven mystery will please fans of B.A. Paris and Paula Hawkins. Agent: Grainne Fox, Fletcher & Co. (Feb.)


Kirkus Review

Two trophy wives in Savannah, Georgia, learn that wealth and status can't protect them when their secrets and lies catch up to them.Marcie thinks she has finally escaped her bleak past in Idaho. She broke up Jason Maddox's first marriage and is now Mrs. Maddox, with all the trappings of mansions, country clubs, and the right social set. But when Jason's 65-year-old boss, William Radford IV, a recent widowerhaving buried the saintly and never-forgotten Eleanorreturns from London with 22-year-old Keisha, a stunning bride, Marcie's status as the alpha wife seems uncertain. And is Jason flirting with Keisha? As the novel unfolds, alternating between each woman's perspective, we learn that the husbands may not be the prizes they seem, either. (Though did they ever seem like prizes?) And everyone in Savannah, it seems, has secrets, some more dangerous than others. The author's ability to build suspense is hampered by overwriting ("Splinters of her heart broke off and she wanted to stab him with them") and tedious passages; editing would have made the book tighter and moved the plot along better. It's also a struggle to spend so much time with, or care much about, characters a police officer deems "such truly atrocious people."If you do manage to stick with this crowd until the end, you may at least be surprised by a few late-breaking twists and turns. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

Pinborough's third domestic thriller (after Cross Her Heart, 2018) is set in the enticing world of the überrich denizens of picturesque Savannah. Marcie became Jason's second wife after a torrid affair, and despite their age difference, has settled in as a member of their old money world of parties, charity work, and gossip but she has a past that will never allow her to truly belong. Their predictable world is upended when William, Jason's partner and the group's de facto patriarch, brings home an even younger wife, Keisha, from his trip to England, shaking loose a web of secrets and putting a plan of well-calculated destruction into motion. Narrated in turns by Keisha and Marcie, who are equally seductive and untrustworthy, this tightly wound thriller just keeps constricting. Readers shouldn't let Pinborough lull them into complacency with soapy drama, illicit love affairs, tension as stifling as the Georgia summer heat, and an unsettling touch of the supernatural. Every character and every detail will matter when the inevitable twist comes crashing down. With Dead to Her, Pinborough plants her flag as the master of seductively sinister suspense. This absorbing tale will satisfy and even surprise fans of Jennifer McMahon and Gillian Flynn.--Becky Spratford Copyright 2019 Booklist


Library Journal Review

In steamy Savannah, Marcie Maddox works hard to keep up classy appearances and keep husband Jason interested. She's the hot new second wife of their oh-so-rich-and-Anglo set--until Jason's boss comes back from a London business trip with a follow-up spouse who's gorgeous, seductive, and black. Swiftly, Keisha takes over Marcie's role. Now that's revenge-worthy. From the author of the New York Times best-selling Behind Her Eyes; with a 150,000-copy first printing.