Thursday 13 August 2020

BLOG TOUR: Dead to Her - Sarah Pinborough



When Marcie met Jason Maddox, she couldn’t believe her luck. Becoming Jason’s second wife catapulted her into the elite world of high society. But underneath the polite, old money manners, she knows she’ll always be an outsider, and her hard-won life hangs by a thread.


Then Jason’s widowed boss brings back a new wife from his trip to London. Young, beautiful, reckless – nobody can take their eyes off Keisha. Including Jason.


Marcie refuses to be replaced so easily. People would kill for her life of luxury. What will Marcie do to keep it?


What did I think?

I've been a fan of Sarah Pinborough ever since I discovered her fantastic retelling of classic fairy tales, so I know to expect the unexpected in a Sarah Pinborough book.  Dead to Her has so many different facets to it that it's like looking into a brilliant cut diamond and seeing every colour of the rainbow.  

Set in the deep south of America where the rich and privileged are part of an exclusive club, so it's a dream come true for second wives Marcie and Keisha to be included.  Marcie hails from a trailer park and was waitressing when she caught the eye of Jason Maddox.  Jason's boss, widower William Radford IV returned from a trip to Europe married to young Londoner Keisha, which causes quite a stir among his peers.  The men can't take their eyes off Keisha and their wives are watching their every move.

In an effort to keep her friends close and her enemies closer, Marcie befriends Keisha and gets drawn into daring and dangerous territory.  This is where the novel gets a bit acid trippy but it's actually written in quite a dreamlike way so it does work well.  I don't want to say too much about the plot for fear of spoiling it, but you do feel as if anything could happen and indeed it does.  There's certainly a few occasions where I said: "I didn't expect that" and you can't ask for much more in a thriller.  Oh and I've only just discovered coconut water, but I'll never be able to drink it without thinking about something else now.  Cheers, Sarah!

Compelling, surprising and dreamily seductive, Dead to Her is a scorching thriller from Sarah Pinborough.  It takes a little while for the thriller part of the story to get going, but once it does you'd better buckle up for this wild and crazy ride.  

I chose to read an ARC and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

My rating:

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About the author:

Hailing from Milton Keynes, Sarah has written more than 20 novels across a variety of genres. Her international number 1 bestseller, BEHIND HER EYES, brought widespread success. The book was a word of mouth sensation, receiving quotes and endorsements from authors such as Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Harlan Coben. It was one of the most talked about publications of recent years, with the hashtag #WTFthatending reaching over 600 million people on social media. The book was both a hardback and a paperback number 1 bestseller in the UK.

Left Bank Pictures and Netflix have just completed filming the TV mini-series of BEHIND HER EYES, starring The Night Manager’s Simona Brown, Murder on the Orient Express’ Tom Bateman, The Knick’s Eve Hewson and Game of Thrones’ Robert Aramayo. TV rights to DEAD TO HER have been sold to Tracy Y Oliver and First Look Media/Topic Studios
Sarah also writes for film and TV and her YA novel 13 MINUTES is currently being developed by the team behind The O.C. for Netflix. 

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  1. Thanks so much for the blog tour support xx

  2. Great review! Sounds really good. Glad you enjoyed it.