Books like The Undoing

If you’ve started watching The Undoing on HBO, chances are you’re hooked. Starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, and produced by Nicole’s production company Blossom Films, this limited series is full of salacious scandals and plenty of plot twists. When Grace Fraser’s picturesque life gets turned upside down with a missing spouse and a brutal murder, you’ll be on the edge of your seat waiting for what happens next.

If you’ve already binged Big Little Lies and don’t know where to turn for your rich girls gone bad fix, fill the time until the next episode of The Undoing with one of these book picks.


The Guest List by Lucy Foley

This destination wedding has it all – close friends, gorgeous weather, and the best booze that money can buy. As guests mix and mingle, all of the glitz and glamour make them feel like they are extras in a Hollywood film. But when the drinks start flowing and skeletons start to come out of the closet, the romantic movie gets twisted into a horror show. Even though it started out as a wedding people were “dying” to attend, things take a terrible turn for the worst when someone actually ends up dead. From “Happily Ever After” to “Rest in Peace,” this thriller will keep you engaged until the very last page.


Pretty Things by Janelle Brown

Another Nicole Kidman pick, Pretty Things topped all the major “best of” and awards this year and rightly so. The two main characters – one a grifter, one a wealthy influencer – give us serious Elena and Grace vibes. The two become engaged in a mesmerizing game of deceit and destruction in Lake Tahoe.


The Perfect Life by Valerie Keogh

Molly Chatwell has been leading a seemingly splendid life. With a wonderful husband, a charming home, a great job, and two children heading off to college, she really couldn’t ask for more. However, things aren’t always as they appear, and Molly quickly gets bored without her kids around. She decides to book a solo vacation for a change of scenery but as things start to go horribly wrong, she quickly wishes she never went. Upon return, she finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation, with the threat of her perfect life hanging in the balance.


Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

For aspiring singer Enchanted Jones, life starts to move in the right direction when she’s suddenly discovered at an audition by none other than the well-known R&B performer, Korey Fields. However, Korey is not exactly who he seems and begins to demonstrate a dark side. Just as quicky as things went up, they start to go down when Enchanted wakes up covered in blood with no recollection of the night before and finding out that Korey is dead. From a dream starting to come true to being trapped in a dreadful nightmare, Enchanted must find her way out of this mess that paints her as a murder.


They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman

For Jill Newman and her friends, living in Gold Coast, Long Island looks amazing from the outside. With its beautiful beaches and exclusive boutiques, this New York neighborhood has it all…including a sordid past. Although it’s been three years, the murder of her bestie Shaila Arnold still haunts her, even though Shaila’s ex-boyfriend is serving time for the crime. When Jill starts receiving mysterious text messages claiming that Graham is not guilty, things quickly start to unravel and this sends Jill down a spiral of secrets and lies, crossing boundaries and threatening her bright future.


The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne by Elsa Hart

When Cecily’s passion for plants meets Sir Barnaby’s collection of antiques, she begins to get acquainted with the lifestyle of the rich and famous. She also learns that not all of the visitors arrive with pure intentions. Throughout her career, she has learned to pay special attention to small details, and when Barnaby Mayne is murdered, she knows there is more to the story than meets the eye. To uncover the truth, she must immerse herself in the society of collectors, uncovering a sinister world of greed and excess. The closer she gets to discovering the killer, the further she falls into a trap of danger herself.

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Kandi Neal

Kandi Neal is an experienced writer with an equal love for teaching and practicing yoga. Even though she found yoga later in life, she has always loved to write. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from ASU and has written for several high profile clients, such as Diet Pepsi, Disney, and Lipton. From newsletters to horoscopes, this writing yogini is happy to tackle any writing assignment that comes her way. When she is not putting the pen to paper, you can find her teaching or taking a yoga class to balance out that mind-body connection.

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