From the author of Behind Her Eyes, now a Netflix Original Series hit
“‘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
“Roils with passion, rancor, and greed wrapped in Southern politesse... Pinbrough’s intricately woven mystery will please fans of B.A. Paris and Paula Hawkins.” — Publishers Weekly
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…
Marcie’s affair with Jason Maddox catapulted her into the world of the Savannah, GA elite.
Old money, old ties, old secrets. Marcie may have married into this world—
but she’ll never be part of it.
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?
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.
Unexpected Turns On Every Page
Best book I’ve read in a while. So many expected turns and twists. I love that I could never guess the ending. There was excitement from beginning to end - no dull moments!
Not a challenge
to figure out whodunnit in this one. Had that sorted a third of the way into the book. Then all that was left was to slog through the next 650 pages, weighted down in incessant questions from the main character. Stupid questions at that. The author needs to spend some time in the south, truly experience it, getting to know a Southerner or two, before writing about them or putting words in their mouths, or thoughts in their heads. Southerners are not stupid, but sadly, this novel was.
Dead to Her
I wont tell the ending. I had a hard time putting this book down.