Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 432 pages
Audiobook Length: 12 hours
First Published: 2017
Coveting the life of elite socialite Daphne and her husband Jackson, Amber Patterson sets out on a mission to insinuate herself into the Parrish family. Quickly she becomes Daphne’s most trustest confidante and companion, and Amber is determined to take the life she knows should be hers. Until she learns that the Parrishes have a secret of their own.
Being a Reese book club pick with lots of great reviews, I had high hopes for The Last Mrs. Parrish. Although the book was an easy read, the plot was too predictable, never diverging from its overused trope. I also couldn’t get over the fact that Amber was so one-dimensional; she was extremely focused and conniving, but her goals were so superficial and she didn’t seem to mind the glaring holes in her schemes. All in all, The Last Mrs. Parrish was an okay read for when you want to escape into a psychological thriller.
A mesmerizing debut about a coolly manipulative woman and a wealthy “golden couple,” from a stunning new voice in psychological suspense.
Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.
To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.
Amber’s envy could eat her alive . . . if she didn’t have a plan. Amber uses Daphne’s compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family’s life—the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her. Before long, Amber is Daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrishes and their lovely young daughters, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, and if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces.
With shocking turns and dark secrets that will keep you guessing until the very end, The Last Mrs. Parrish is a fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent.
About Liv Constantine
Liv Constantine is the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. Together, they are the bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish, The Senator’s Wife, The Last Time I Saw You, The Wife Stalker, and The Stranger in the Mirror. Lynne lives in Milford, Connecticut; Valerie in Annapolis, Maryland. Visit the author’s website →