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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Review: One of Us is Dead by Jeneva Rose

One of Us is Dead
by Jeneva Rose

Thanks so much to Booksparks & Blackstone Publishing for this gifted book.

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publish Date: April 26, 2022
Kindle Edition
354 Pages
Genre: Thriller

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.

My Review:

Holy hell was this a fun fucking ride!! It's like Big Little Lies meets Desperate Housewives and the only person I could imagine as Olivia was that woman, Christine, from Selling Sunset.  These women are delightful, mischievous, full of secrets, wants, desires... and most of them are rich and in need of a daily blow out, mani/pedi and make up.  Oh to live the life.

For pure adulterous entertainment, this one greatly delivers.  GIVE ME ALL THE DRAMA.  And as much as Olivia was a pure bitch through and through, I couldn't help but like being in her head sometimes - for someone so very full of herself, some of the snarky things she said were quite hilarious.  Shannon... oh Shannon - there were times I was wanting to pull her back from some of her actions but at the same time I could understand her.  Honestly, I grew to love all the women - except for Olivia but damn did I love to hate on her.

Is this *actually* a 5 star read? For me, yes on pure refreshing amusement.  I could NOT put this book down. I was highly entertained for the duration.  Yes, it's high drama.   Yes, it's a bit over the top.  And yes, for those of us who love these kinds of reads - it hits the bullseye.  There are definitely some eye rolling parts.  There's definitely some suspending of belief.  But if you like Desperate Housewives on crack, this will satiate  you for quite some time. You're either gonna love it or hate it but either way, these women will stay with you.


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