The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine


★★★★☆

Review:

Be careful what you wish for... 

I must admit, Part Two came as a surprise. It is difficult to review a book of this nature without revealing any spoilers. Suffice it to say that not everything is as it seems, and everyone has one or two tricks up their sleeves in this domestic and psychological thriller. 

Amber is simply diabolical. She is completely devoid of morals. She envisions for herself a life of grandeur and will step on anyone and everyone to get what she wants. She is as meticulously prepared as she is mercilessly unscrupulous. She's a character you will love to hate. 

The relationships between the characters are impeccably crafted. Daphne's youngest daughter is so incredibly irritating and selfish that you want to smack her parents every time they cave to her whims. Daphne's relationship with her mother is strained and unfortunate. Her relationship with her husband appears so solid, it's hard to believe anyone would try to wedge herself between them. Amber is watching everyone closely, learning how to manipulate each and every person in the Parrish family. 

There are some potential triggers in this novel, but naming them would spoil the story, so enter this tale with caution and thick skin. (Read the trigger warnings below at your own risk!) If you read this novel, please contact me, because I am bursting at the seams having to keep myself from giving too much away!

Audience: adult
Trigger warnings: domestic violence, sexual assault
Recommended for fans of: women's fiction, thriller, domestic thriller, psychological thriller

Publisher's Synopsis:

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.

Source:

Libby

©HarperAudio: October 17, 2017
Edition: Audiobook

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