Addictive, dark, thrilling and full of twists! You won’t want to miss this mesmerising debut from a fresh new voice in psychological suspense.
Perfect for fans of B. A. Paris, Shari Lapena and Liane Moriarty
All she wants…is everything you have.
How far would you go to make all your dreams come true?
Amber Patterson is tired of being a nobody: a plain, 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 the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut. With her modelesque looks, her picture-perfect mansion and her millionaire husband, Jackson, she has everything Amber has ever wanted.
Amber’s envy could eat her alive—if she didn't have a plan. Gradually, Amber insinuates herself into the Parrish family’s life. Before long, she has become Daphne’s closest confidante, and is catching the eye of Jackson. But a skeleton from her past could undermine everything Amber has worked for, and if discovered, her well-laid plan may end in disaster…
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Amber Patterson, a young beauty with a humble and checkered past, wants more—so she contrives to befriend Daphne Parrish, a woman who has it all. The Last Mrs. Parrish starts as a classic other-woman tale, with an appearances-are-deceiving thread several shades darker than that of The Girl on the Train. The story takes an unexpected turn when the perspective shifts to Daphne’s chilling first-person narration. Liv Constantine—the pen name of a pair of sisters who write thrillers together online—had us hooked and unsettled from start to finish.
To the pantheon of Gone Girl type bad girls you can now add Amber Patterson, the heroine of this devilishly ingenious debut thriller. Coming from an impoverished background in Missouri, Amber sets her sights on Daphne and Jackson Parrish, a wealthy couple living with their two young children, Bella and Tallulah, in the tony coastal community of Bishops Harbor on Long Island Sound. With singular focus, Amber moves in on the glamorous couple, befriending Daphne and ultimately seducing Jackson as part of her master plan to become the next Mrs. Parrish. The reader watches with shock and delight as Amber cold-bloodedly manipulates Daphne and Jackson and lays waste to anyone else who stands in her way. Then, about halfway through, the point of view switches from Amber's to Daphne's, and we get a surprisingly different take on the story. To say any more would spoil all the twists that Constantine (the pseudonym of sisters Lynne and Valerie Constantine) has in store along the way to a surprising and entirely satisfying ending. Suffice it to say that readers would have to go back to the likes of Ira Levin's A Kiss Before Dying or Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley to find as entertaining a depiction of a sociopathic monster.