REVIEW: One of Us is Dead

Holy drama, Batman! This book is a murder mystery packed amidst the longest, most convoluted cat fight you could imagine. If you loved the drama, opulence and backstabbing of The Hunting Wives then make sure to put this one on your shopping list. We follow a group of high society women who are dripping in money and want nothing more to prove their power over one another. They regularly congregate at an exclusive salon where they push around the owner who holds all of their secrets. Olivia is the unofficial leader and baddest bitch of the group – she is completely ruthless and will stop at nothing to top each of her friends. The group begins to shatter when Shannon is ousted from her marriage with her politician husband by a younger woman from Texas. Crystal is trying to find her footing in the group to please her new husband but that causes quite a bit of friction as the friends try to balance the old with the new. 

From the beginning we know one of them is dead and Jenny, the salon owner is with the police recounting the last few months of drama amongst the group. We flash back and forth to the months before the murder to the present with secrets slowly being revealed to us. We see slight after slight and manipulation after manipulation as the tension grows and so does the humiliation. I definitely would not want to be friends with these women but I wouldn’t mind being a fly on the wall in that salon as it all goes down! There is a pretty big twist in the end and the rationale for the murder was not what I was expecting. Great story of revenge if you can deal with the early chapters of vapid, catty behavior. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thanks to Blackstone Publishing for the gifted copy. All opinions above are my own.

Would you rather be a part of the drama or a spectator?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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