Dead To Her By Sarah Pinborough

Billy went to Europe to get over the death of his first wife, and arrives back home with a second wife… a VERY young one. From the beginning, you know that Keisha didn’t marry Billy for love, but what is her motive? Is she after his money or was Billy her stepping stone to something even better… perhaps Jason, Marcie’s husband?

Or at least that’s what Marcie believes. For so long, she’d been the youngest in the pack and the only “second wife”, but rather than see Keisha as a fellow comrade, she sees her as a threat. Jason left his first wife to be with Marcie, what if he trades her in for someone even younger?

When Jason asks Marcie to befriend Geisha for “work reasons” (his boss is Billy), Marcie wonders what his motive is, she sees the way he flirts with Geisha, why ask her to do this? But the ol’ phrase “keep your friends close but your enemies closer” pushes Marcie to do it.

The more time she spends with Geisha, the foggier her mind becomes, what’s really going on…

With voodoo magic playing a part in the plot, the story has such a mysterious and alluring vibe, encouraging you to question what is actually going on. Is magic alive in this town or is someone being very mischievous. I don’t know how many times I’ve written in a review that the plot went in a direction that I hadn’t seen coming, but WOW that moment when an author dupes you and leaves you flabbergasted… never gets old… and Pinborough got me good!

The plot is so deliciously canny and none of the characters can be trusted, creating an addictive read that will keep you up late into the night!

Dead to Her is available in hardback and eBook versions from Harper Collins.

Until next time, Chloé x

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