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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,
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Expected publication: February 11th 2020 by William Morrow
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    Debra
    Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: edelweiss
    Well, well, well, what a tangled web we weave......

    Go 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
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    Nilufer Ozmekik
    Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
    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, more twists (oh no I don’t want to vomit but my stomach really churns! So much UTURNS and ...more
    Tammy
    Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    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, more 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.
    Liz Barnsley
    Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    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.
    megs_bookrack
    This sounds delightfully dramatic and devious!



    Also ready to see how Sarah Pinborough does on her own as I have only read collaborations from her. Thank you so much to the publisher, William Morrow Books, for providing me with an early copy!

    Ludwig
    Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
    “She had no choice.”

    When the woman who wrote your favorite thriller comes out with a new book, you drop everything you're doing and read that book!
    Just like in Sarah Pinborough’s past novels, the past will come back to bite the characters in her upcoming novel - Dead To Her.

    The book starts with all the basicness of a domestic thriller. In the meantime, there’s this mystery surrounding a certain character - among many other strange goings-on - that kept me intrigued until the unexpected,
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    Holly  B
    2.5 STARS

    I 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 more 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
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    Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Whoop WhoopQueen Pinboroughhas a new book out!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!
    Nothing cheers up this little bookworm, quite like seeing Sarah Pinborough has a new book out! Sarah is a talented write who hasNEVERlet me down, with her books which cover various genre’s. Before I read Dead To Her, my favourite novel of hers would probably have been a close tie betweenBefore Her Eyes(obviously) and13 Minutes. With 13 Minutes probably stealing the thunder!
    HOWEVER, that was all set to change with the raunchy, steamy
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    Jackson
    Jul 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
    WHY ARENT PEOLLE TALKING ABOUT THIS??? THIS SOUNDS SO WEIRD AND MYSTERIOUS AND RIDICULOUS JUST LIKE BEHIND HER EYES WAS AND I CANT WAIT.
    Sheri
    Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it

    The wealthy folk of Savannah, Georgia are pleasantly scandalised when the wealthiest of them, sixty-something recent widower William Radford IV, returns from London with a new wife. Keisha is young, gorgeous, vibrant, and black. Marcie, formerly the designated “beautiful young second wife“ of their circle, is less than delighted to have her position usurped by this dazzling newcomer.

    Unpleasant rich men and their trophy wives is not necessarily my favourite milieu to read about, but nevertheless
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    Johnna Whetstone
    I had received this, after receiving a copy on another site, but wanted to leave a review on this one too!
    5 plus stars! Loved the magic Pinborough brought back in this book, from BEHIND HER EYES! Also thought it was well written and fun to read, with lots of twists! Unputdownable! One of my top reads this year! Pinborough is an automatic read for me!
    Lisa
    Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: 2019
    Set in Savannah’s stifling heat, Dead to Her is steeped in old South traditions and barely hidden prejudices. Told in multiple perspectives, this novel takes the reader on a journey through a landscape of dark desires, seduction, and subterfuge with a sprinkling of bad juju and voodoo. The characters are interesting and flawed. The plot twists and turns; nothing is as it seems. An exciting thriller, with a creative ending and a stunning epilogue that keeps you guessing!
    Karen Colglazier
    Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Thank you Netgalley and publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

    Like so many others I adored Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. I couldn't wait to get my hands on Sarah's latest, Dead to Her. I loved the idea of this book and I loved the cover. But I will say this didn't meet the bar set by Behind Her Eyes. Either way this was a great book set in Savannah Georgia.
    Very descriptive and fun with a touch of super natural elements. I would definetely recommend this to
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    Laura
    Sep 04, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: netgalley
    As the younger second wife of a successful wealthy man, Marcie knows how ruthless you have to be to get there, but with a newer, younger second wife entering her social circle, one who seems to have a spark with Marcie's husband, she will have to decide how ruthless she is willing to be to stay there.

    I went into this book with an incorrect idea of what it would be about. I loved The Last Mrs. Parrish for having characters you root for but hate, bad guys seeming to win, and lots of descriptions
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    Stephanie
    Thanks to NetGalley for providing a digital advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I read Sarah Pinborough's last book and it was really interesting and surprising, so I was happy to give this one a go. Unfortunately, this title has a cast of truly awful characters.

    Whereas, in the previous novel, the main character was sympathetic, in this book, the character whose POV we most often see (Marcie) is a shallow grifter, a second trophy wife who landed her wealthy husband while she
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    Stephanie
    Oct 22, 2019 rated it liked it
    Recommends it for: Paranormal mystery fans, S.J. Bolton fans
    Thanks to NetGalley for providing a digital advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I read Sarah Pinborough's last book and it was really interesting and surprising, so I was happy to give this one a go. Unfortunately, this title has a cast of truly awful characters.

    Whereas, in the previous novel, the main character was sympathetic, in this book, the character whose POV we most often see (Marcie) is a shallow grifter, a second trophy wife who landed her wealthy husband while she
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    Ceecee
    Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    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 ...more
    Viktoriya
    Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
    Shelves: 1-2019, kindle
    ARC provided by NetGalley.

    I was somewhat apprehensive about reading another Sarah Pinborough's book since I disliked the ending of "Behind Her Eyes" (I know, not a popular opinion at all). Well, this one was a big disappointment for me as well. However, unlike "Behind Her Eyes" where I only didn't like the ending, with this book I started to dislike it right from the start. I kept reading hoping that it will get better, that the plot will pick up, that the characters will start being more
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    Denise  Satin
    Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This is the third book I have read by this author and even though I loved reading Behind her Eyes, I was very upset with the ending. With that being said, I truly found this book to be a terrific psychological thriller and mystery novel with all the ingredients of a great thrilling novel throughout. Oh, the webs we weave in Savannah where this book takes place. There is William, an elderly wealthy man, whose wife had just died of a terminal disease. Very shortly after her death, he goes on a ...more
    Erica
    Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: fiction, thriller, mystery
    I received an ARC of this novel via NetGalley and Harper Collins Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

    Among the Savannah elite and wealthy you have to be willing to do whatever it takes to stay on top. Marcie, a second wife to the determined and successful businessman Jason Maddox, knows this all too well. When Jason's boss William Radford IV, returns from holiday after the death of his first wife Eleanor, it’s with a new, young, foreign wife in tow. The stunning, sexy, wild, and
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    Rachel
    Dec 11, 2019 rated it liked it
    Sarah Pinborough's novel Behind Her Eyes is one of my favorite psychological thrillers of the last few years, and I enjoyed her other novel Cross Her Heart as well. So when I saw her upcoming title available on Netgalley, I immediately requested it and surprisingly was accepted!

    Unfortunately, Dead to Her did not live up to my high expectations. This book has a slow start, it felt like nothing was happening for the first quarter and there was a lot of unnecessary sex. Normally, I don't mind that
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    Jenny
    Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This is a real tangled web of a story... we start with the new, young wife of William Radford 4th, Keisha. Recently married, it is clearly doomed to failure. Keisha is clearly not of their circle and won't be accepted. We also meet Marcie and Jason - he is Williams business partner, Marcie his second wife. Marcie is jealous - Jason is up to something and she suspects it involves Keisha.

    In amongst all this, we mix in the first wives of William and Jason, some voodoo magic, hard feelings and
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    Kara
    Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Thank you to NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

    I really enjoyed this book. After the first few chapters, which took me a couple days to get through, I absolutely devoured this book. I didn't really know what to expect when I started this book but based on the author, I was expecting a mystery. However, after the first few chapters, I was convinced it was more of a women's fiction book. Oh man, was I wrong! I'm giving it 4 stars because of the slow start but once
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    Judy
    Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: netgalley
    This started out so painfully slow that I almost quit reading, but thanks to other readers reviews I persevered and it was totally worth it. I read this in one day because I really had to find out how it ended. It was hard to find a character to root for because they all seemed perfect on the surface but so flawed and desperate underneath. I really had a hard time with Marcie's internally dialogue because it felt so stereotypical of this genre - woman trying to be strong but constantly ...more
    Judy
    Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This started out so painfully slow that I almost quit reading, but thanks to other readers reviews I persevered and it was totally worth it. I read this in one day because I really had to find out how it ended. It was hard to find a character to root for because they all seemed perfect on the surface but so flawed and desperate underneath. I really had a hard time with Marcie's internally dialogue because it felt so stereotypical of this genre - woman trying to be strong but constantly ...more
    Tammie
    Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: mystery-thriller
    Dead to Her, a mystery/thriller, was a solid 4 stars.
    It took me a while to get into this one, but once I did, I was definitely hooked.
    The book centers around main character Marcie, a woman who was able to leave her difficult/poor past behind and rise to become one of Savannah’s wealthy residents. Marcie surrounds herself with a small circle of friends, enter new member Keisha- a young woman that recently married ultra-rich William Radford IV and things start to get interesting. No spoilers
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    Vanessa
    Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Sarah Pinborough does it again with her newest mesmerizing psychological thriller!

    Keisha, a young beatiful woman from London, marries a much older William after his second wife dies. Set in the historical city of Savannah, Georgia, Keisha must adjust to this new lifestyle among prominent wealthy families. She crosses paths with Marcie who is also young and also a second wife. Both young women are from poor families and have a lot in common, and Marcie immediately feels threatened by her new
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    K
    Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    #deadtoher #netgalley #sarahpinborough

    Have mercy, the characters Pinborough has created in "Dead to Her" are some despicable folks. And she keeps the surprises coming, it's really quite amazing. No one is who you think they are, except evil! I loved the steady stream of crazy in the internal monologues, it almost makes you dizzy. We see most of the action through Marcie's eyes - Marcie, who seems so greedy yet innocent, trying to escape a trailer park past. Keisha, part gold-digger, part cursed
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    Lynne
    Dec 02, 2019 rated it liked it
    Thanks to NetGalley for providing a digital advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I have ready all of Sarah Pinborough’s books and found Dead To Her to be a very quick read. It was suspenseful and filled with twists and turns.

    Unlike her previous novels, I found the main characters to be unsympathetic. Her two primary characters are Marcie and Keisha – both young trophy wives – second wives - who find themselves unhappy in their life of Southern Belle’s. Naturally, they
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    Cari
    Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I was lucky to get an advanced reading copy from Edelweiss - thank you!

    I've been hooked on Sarah Pinborough since BEHIND HER EYES, and I love how she never tells the same story twice. This book is layered and lush, set in a dark, hot South filled with secrets. Marcie is a second wife, married to high-powered exec Jason. She knows her place in society - she'll never be as beloved as Jason's first wife, Jacqui, but she is content with her role as a kept wife in a fancy house. Until Keisha comes
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