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The Last Mrs. Parrish

ratings:
4/5 (701 ratings)
Length:
437 pages
6 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Oct 17, 2017
ISBN:
9780062667595
Format:
Book

Description

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AND DECEMBER PICK FOR REESE WITHERSPOON'S HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB

Featuring a sneak peek at Liv Constantine’s second novel, THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU

"Filled with envy, deception, and power, it’s a great reading escape. And there is a thrilling twist at the end!!" —Reese Witherspoon

“Will keep you up. In a ‘can’t put it down’ way. It’s ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ with XX chromosomes.”—The Skimm

“Deliciously duplicitous. . . . equally as twisty, spellbinding, and addictive as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl or Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train.”—Library Journal (starred review)

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.

Publisher:
Released:
Oct 17, 2017
ISBN:
9780062667595
Format:
Book

About the author

Liv Constantine is the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. Together, they are the bestselling author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick The Last Mrs. Parrish, The Last Time I Saw You, The Wife Stalker, and The Stranger in the Mirror. Their books have been praised by USA Today, The Sunday Times, People Magazine, and Good Morning America, among many others. Lynne and Valerie are national and international bestselling authors and their books have been translated into 27 languages, are available in 32 countries and are in development for television and film.  Lynne lives in Milford, Connecticut; Valerie in Annapolis, Maryland.  


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  • Maybe what you really, really loved about "Gone Girl" is just how dastardly Amy Dunne ended up being. If so, then say hello to Amber Patterson, who will manipulate her way into your heart with all her antiheroine-ism.

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  • (5/5)
    Lindas BOOK OBSESSION REVIEW OF “THE LAST MRS. PARRISH” by LIV CONSTANTINE I have to blame Liv Constantine, (the two authors) of “The Last Mrs. Parrish”.. for my anguish. This intense,and suspenseful psychological thriller had me actually biting and chewing my permanent gel nails, and I almost chipped a tooth! Also, I have dark circles from under my eyes from staying up all night captivated by your book! It’s really all your fault! Kudos to the authors for writing such an incredible story! What an adventure!! The genres for the book are Psychological Thriller, Mystery and Suspense, and Fiction. Be warned :the excitement and the twists and turns, and highs and lows won’t let you see what is coming next. The timeline of the story is in the present, with references to the past only when it pertains to the characters or events. The authors describe the colorful cast of characters as complex, complicated, greedy, dysfunctional, competitive, and possible psychologically unbalanced.(to say the least) To be part of the wealthy and fabulous Parrish family seems like a dream come true to Amber Patterson, a con-artist, who is looking to become friends with Daphne Parrish. Daphne is the wife of an extremely wealthy and handsome man. Amber has done her homework, and knows that Daphne’s sister had died from Cystic Fibrosis, and Daphne heads this Foundation. Why should Daphne have the jewelry, the servants, the vacations? Amber really thinks this presents an opportunity for her. But, is everything the way it seems? There are secrets and betrayals. I couldn’t predict many things that were happening. I highly recommend this intense, suspenseful, psychological thriller and mystery to any readers that enjoy any of these genres. I loved everything about this book. I kept repeating “OMG” “OMG” at the end of this book.” I received this book from a very special friend, and I can’t thank her enough! Happy reading!
  • (3/5)
    In The Last Mrs. Parrish, Constantine (actually the pen name of two sisters writing together) tells the story of Amber, a woman who feels no one sees her and is determined to be seen. She covets the life of Daphne, married to a rich and handsome husband, and does everything in her power to take that life for herself, including becoming the best friend Daphne can rely on. But it might be better for Amber to stay in the shadows, as she has a past with the ability to end all her power plays and bring her down.I wanted to love this book. I've heard so many good things about it, it's all over book lovers' social media accounts, and it seems to be the book everyone is talking about. So when I finally made it to the top of the extensive hold list for a copy from the library, I was really excited.The first part had me hooked. While Amber is highly unlikable, that is the point. Her scheming ways, the hint of something from her past lurking just out of view, the possibility that she will be found out, the possibility that she will get everything she wants...I flew through Part 1.And then I got to Part 2.While I absolutely appreciate a big twist in a book (actually one of my absolute favorite things to discover in a book I'm reading), the twist still has to make sense. It has to be rooted in some way to what has come before. It can't be shocking just to be shocking.This twist, while definitely surprising, felt out of left field to me. Then Part 3, while satisfying in many ways, also felt a little too neat and tidy for what had come before.This book definitely had potential, and it was by no means a bad read. It kept me turning pages quickly, wanting to know what was coming next. But I've read a lot better. If you are looking for a book with these kinds of themes-love triangle, jealously, replacement-pick up The Wife Between Us instead, which spins a twist that will make you gasp out loud but still makes sense when you look back.
  • (5/5)
    Amber Patterson is tired of being a plain Jane and a nobody. She deserves a life of luxury and power. She wants the life Daphne Parrish takes for granted. Daphne's handsome husband Jackson is a philanthropist and a real estate mogul. They have two lovely daughters. They live in a mansion on the water in the exclusive town of Bishop's Harbor, Connecticut. It seems as though they're straight out of the pages of a fairytale. Amber has a plan - she's going to worm her way into their lives by using Daphne's younger sister who passed away from cystic fibrosis. Pretty soon Amber is Daphne's best friend and closest confidante. She's traveling to Europe with family and spending Christmas with them. And she's growing closer to Jackson. But something from Amber's past is threatening to destroy everything she's worked so hard to take away from Daphne.

    I was hooked from page one. The writing was great. Lots of manipulation, dark secrets, envy (maybe even from me at times), and surprises. It was easy and fun for me to envision all the expensive things and beautiful places that were in this book. The characters really came to life and I enjoyed how we got both sides of the story - very interesting and well done. This was an entertaining and compulsive read.
  • (5/5)
    The Last Mrs. ParrishByLiz ConstantineWhat it's all about...What is it about books with characters you absolutely love to hate? What it is...is this...these books are highly readable, they get to your gut, you bite your fingers with stress and you can not even remotely begin to think about putting these books down. Life kind of has to stop until you get to the next chapter and then another and another until you shockingly have finished the book in a day. I heard my husband call my name repeatedly but I didn’t have the strength to tear myself away from this book...sorry dear husband. This book was that good! So...here is the gist of this book. Daphne is married to Jackson who is wealthier than anyone should be. They have beautiful homes, country club memberships, two lovely young daughters...pretty much everything anyone could want. From the outside looking in they are the most beautiful couple. But evil lurks within their “happy” life. Daphne develops a friendship with a poor unattractive woman...Amber...who works her way into the very heart of Daphne and Jackson’s relationship. No matter what they do...Amber is always there...always watching, working, lurking...seemingly ready to pounce! I loved it! Amber is filled with her own dirty secrets...I loved this even more! Why I wanted to read it...I really thought that this book would be a good one but I didn’t realize just how good it was destined to be. The premise wasn’t a new one but it was written in such a way as to sort of tease the reader along in a really clever way. What made me truly enjoy this book...I loved that I was surprised by certain situations in this book. I loved these surprises! The book took quite a few twisty turns that I didn’t expect but that really made this book exciting. Sharing any more about what actually happened would detract from anyone’s reading enjoyment...you really have to read it to believe it. Why you should read it, too...So...potential readers who like books with a bit of mystery, surprise, and a little bit of sexiness...should love this book. The characters...Daphne, Jackson and Amber drive this story. They roll around and tumble and perhaps even manage to pick themselves up again. But...certain characters get their “just rewards”. Readers might actually stand and cheer for this part! I loved this book. I received an advance reader’s copy from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I then read this book on my Kindle Oasis.
  • (5/5)
    Great book to get lost in! I loved the twists!
  • (5/5)
    As previous reviews have stated this was a good story. I knew things were not as great as the author wanted the reader to think an I had even guessed what was going to happen at the end. However, because she did such a good job with the story it kept me reading to the end!
  • (5/5)
    It teaches us never to look a story from one side. Always dig deeper. Look at the fine prints
  • (4/5)
    I really liked this book! At times it was slow but once it picked up I couldn't put it down. I finished it in one day! It's not as much of a psychological thriller as I usually read, but it
    still kept my attention. If you're looking for a quick, easy and entertaining read, give this one a try!
  • (5/5)
    I enjoyed this book. Good story line, it got me anxious.
  • (4/5)
    Really like the reading, and the turn and twist at the end.
  • (5/5)
    I thoroughly enjoyed all the Twists and turns. Well played!
  • (5/5)
    Adored this book, characters and setting are totally captivating. Would recommend as a perfect summer read
  • (4/5)
    Definitely caught me off guard. An easy, leisurely read. Be patient..
  • (4/5)
    The book was a bit cliche at the beginning, the characters seemed to lack depth. However things picked up mid way throughout the book, so much so that I would encourage anyone to read it to its end.
  • (5/5)
    Amazing book, I couldn't put it down.. Brilliant read for sure
  • (4/5)
    A twisted and suspenseful thriller! At first, the plot seems like it would be a predictable, but just keep reading. The revelations will stun you!
  • (5/5)
    I enjoyed reading this book. Right from the get go, the suspense got me on the edge of my seat. Very clever ending.
  • (4/5)
    Boy, what a scandalous bitch that Amber is. I really enjoyed this book and am glad she got her just deserves. The only con is that it does drag on a bit. But the ending well made up for it. This should be a movie or mini series . Where's Reese Witherspoon?!
  • (2/5)
    Cliche, shallow writing, predictable. It going to get the 5 hours of my life back that I have to reading this book…
  • (5/5)
    Thank you for sharing. It is hard to find most of suspenses on the internet.
  • (3/5)
    Good book to pass time. Storyline is OK but pacing is sometimes too lengthy, especially at the beginning.
  • (3/5)
    The twist in the middle of the book was great but the story didn’t need to be tied up in such a neat bow at the end. It was a good, messy story that deserved an even messier ending. It would have been nice to have Meredith more involved in the story, too, especially at the end. An ok peek into how messed up the world of the wealthy can be.
  • (4/5)
    My current read! Oh my god I have been reading this novel for the past few hours and can't stop!!

    It's about a psycho, crazy, marriage-wrecker and manipulative bitch, Amber who wants to steal a fairy-tale life of a goddess, Daphne Parrish.

    I love how the author describes everything in detail. It's like I'm lost in the world of the wealthy. And I just love how the author smoothly brings us along the story and provides us the perspective of both Amber's and Daphne's. It makes me want to know more and more and curious of what's gonna happen next.

    Honestly, why 'invest' your time and energy in effort to take over other people's life when you can make that effort to find your own happiness?

    And the questions arise from reading this novel are:

    -Could bad behaviour be justified?
    -Is money everything in life?
    -Do readers feel sorry for Amber? I do somehow, because it seems like she's pathetic. She only thinks about luxury and wealth and not able to see other beautiful little things in life. In other words, she's ungrateful.
  • (2/5)
    Left me with a bad taste. Most of the characters are horrible, vindictive sociopaths.
  • (5/5)
    I really love your story, it deserves a lot of audience. If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to hardy@novelstar.top or joye@novelstar.top
  • (5/5)
    I did not expect to enjoy this book so much as it isn’t my usual genre. ... If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to hardy@novelstar.top
  • (5/5)
    This really helped me to lessen my stress! what a great story, thank you for writing this” If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to hardy@novelstar.top or joye@novelstar.top
  • (4/5)

    It kept me completely enthralled all the way thru. If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to hardy@novelstar.top or joye@novelstar.top
  • (4/5)

    It kept me completely enthralled all the way thru. If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to hardy@novelstar.top or joye@novelstar.top
  • (5/5)
    One of the best books I have read. Such a page turner!