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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.
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.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Loved this book! Took me awhile to get into in but once I did I couldn’t put it down!
This was hands down the best book I have read. I mean yes, it has some explicit parts and I didn’t want to read them, but every page is worth it! The story line was brilliant and this author is amazing! Five stars Mrs. Constantine!
The Last Mrs. Parrish
Mediocre writing coupled with raunch. Not my cup of tea