Book Review — One of Us is Dead by Jeneva Rose

I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from Netgalley and Spark Point Studio. This has not impacted my rating and this review is voluntary.

  • Genre: Housewives Thriller, Suspense, Crime
  • Published by: Blackstone Publishing
  • Publish date: April 26, 2022
  • Number of pages: 318 pages
  • Author’s website: https://www.jenevarose.com/books
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The highly anticipated new thriller from the bestselling author of The Perfect Marriage.

Opulence. Sex. Betrayal … Sometimes friendship can be deadly.

Meet the women of Buckhead–a place of expensive cars, huge houses, and competitive friendships.

Shannon was once the queen bee of Buckhead. But she’s been unceremoniously dumped by Bryce, her politician husband. When Bryce replaces her with a much younger woman, Shannon sets out to take revenge …

Crystal has stepped into Shannon’s old shoes. A young, innocent Texan girl, she simply has no idea what she’s up against …

Olivia has waited years to take Shannon’s crown as the unofficial queen of Buckhead. Finally, her moment has come. But to take her rightful place, she will need to use every backstabbing, manipulative, underhand trick in the book …

Jenny owns Glow, the most exclusive salon in town. Jenny knows all her clients’ secrets and darkest desires. But will she ever tell?

Who amongst these women will be clever enough to survive Buckhead–and who will wind up dead? They say that friendships can be complex, but no one said it could ever be this deadly.

Rating: 5/5

Desperate Housewives meets Mean Girls in this fast-paced thriller.

This book was just fun to read. You have your basics for a quick, engaging read– characters you HATE, characters you root for, a reveal that someone has been murdered, and the satisfying(ish?) revelation.

Welcome to Buckhead, a wealthy town north of Atlanta, Georgia. We are first introduced to Jenny and her beauty salon, a local hangout for the housewives. We are slowly introduced to the wives: Shannon, Olivia, Karen, and the newest in town Crystal (Shannon’s ex-husband’s new wife). There’s so much cattiness and drama, but on top of this, we learn that one of these women does not survive.

Told from the perspectives of the five women mentioned above, we learn about the days leading up to the murder and we also get little glimpses of the interrogation post-murder. It’s exciting to not only try to figure out who the killer is, but also who is the person to not survive. The ending had me shook!

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts? I’d love to know!

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