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“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.
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I loved this book
Should have saved my money and skipped this one. The narrator who handles Amber’s portion sounds like an elderly old man when she portrays any of the male characters (good luck telling them apart, they all sound the same) and the narrator handling Daphne’s portion rushes through her lines at lightning speed making Jackson sound clipped and angry all the time.
The storyline itself drags on and attempts 50 Shades of Grey levels of exorbitant wealth (Jackson has a 30 room estate? At 35? A little bit of a stretch). If you didn’t catch that Jackson was wealthy by Chapter 10, expect to have it consistently thrown in every chapter when they emphasize his checkbook, his spending habits (buying an entire wardrobe for both women, offering new apartments and so on). It’s a little bit much and distracts from the story itself. The entire character of Jackson becomes far fetched in Daphne’s portion - he taunts her with turtle figurines in their household, pours juice on her and pees on cupcakes after he’s shoved them to the floor. It’s not even remotely believable. The author had a great attempt at a story here but went way overboard.
I’ve never written a book review but this was absolutely the worst book ever! The story line is so far fetched but also entirely trite at the same time. The narrating makes it even more cheesy and unrealistic. I almost gave up on listening many times but thought since I paid for it I would endure. I laughed at the ridiculousness of this all the way through.