I am thrilled to be kicking off the blog tour for The Last Mrs Parrish which is the latest novel from Liv Constantine.
Amber Patterson is tired of being a nobody: an invisible woman who melts into the background. She deserves more. She deserves a life of wealth, luxury and leisure.
Daphne Parrish is the golden girl of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut. With her model looks, her picture-perfect mansion and her millionaire husband, Jackson, she has everything Amber wants.
Amber’s envy could eat her alive―if she didn’t have a plan. Before long, she has become Daphne’s closest friend, and is catching the eye of Jackson. But a skeleton from her past could destroy everything, and if discovered, Amber’s well-laid plan may end in disaster…
The Last Mrs Parrish intrigued me before I even picked it up to read and it definitely sounded like my kind of psychological thriller.
Amber is tired of being invisible and is desperate to escape her past. She doesn’t want to be a nobody anymore. She wants to be noticed. She wants a life of luxury. She wants Daphne’s life.
Daphne is married to Jackson Parrish and together they are the golden couple. Outwardly, they have the perfect marriage and Amber wastes no time in making sure she becomes a big part of their lives.
The plot to this novel, in my opinion is very clever and is unveiled in a very compelling and exciting way and is paced extremely well.
I was unsure of where it was going to go and I didn’t see the end coming at all. I thought I knew what was going to happen and then the plot would go somewhere completely different.
From the beginning, you know that Amber isn’t what she seems. Her behaviour throughout the novel and the lengths she goes to are quite shocking.
I wasn’t won over by Amber but had sympathy with other characters which then changed over the course of the book.
I kept promising myself one more page and before I knew it, it was late and I had lost track of time. It is a real page turner and I was addicted.
This was the first book I read in 2018 and was a great way to kick off my new reading year. It’s a book I totally recommend (and I found the fact that the family were called Parrish extremely cool. Different spelling to mine but still cool. Haha.)
I am looking forward to seeing what’s next.
If you are a fan of Liane Moriarty, I think you’ll love The Last Mrs Parrish.
The Last Mrs Parrish was released by Harper Collins on 28th December 2017 and is available in UK book shops and online.
About Liv Constantine:
Liv Constantine is the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. Separated by three states, they spend hours plotting via FaceTime and burning up each other’s emails.
They attribute their ability to concoct dark story lines to the hours they spent listening to tales handed down by their Greek grandmother.
THE LAST MRS. PARRISH is their debut thriller.
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