The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

The Last Mrs. Parrish

A mesmerizing debut psychological thriller full of delicious twists about a coolly manipulative woman who worms her way into the lives of a wealthy “golden couple” from Connecticut to achieve the privileged life she wants. 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 ...

Details The Last Mrs. Parrish

TitleThe Last Mrs. Parrish
Release DateOct 17th, 2017
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Adult

Reviews The Last Mrs. Parrish

  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...4.5 Stars!! I’ve had a lucky streak of great books lately and I’m happy to say that this was another terrific read. “The Last Mrs. Parrish” was a very compelling psychological suspense novel. “Some women get everything. Some women get everything they deserve” Amber Patterson detests the rich and privileged women she sees at the gym, yet she would give anything to...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    This is a fantastic book with only three characters. Husband, wife, and home-wrecker. It’s no spoiler to tell you that Amber Patterson is the home wrecker and a self-avowed woman on a mission. Motivated mostly by her wish to be tremendously wealthy, Amber is determined to OUTRIGHT steal Jackson Parrish away from his sweet, beautiful wife, Daphne. What ensues is unbelievably fun to read about. Deliciously wicked.First, what I love about this boo...
    A tale of envy, greed, psychological manipulation, betrayal and revenge, this one has all the tantalising ingredients for a mouth watering, delicious read! Exquisitely entertaining and oh so addictive, I finished this one in record time... I just couldn't put it down, with writing that was fast paced and flowed easily.The book was well structured, broken up into 3 parts. In part one we learn about Amber and her meticulous plan to con and weasel h...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    About: The Last Mrs. Parrish is a psychological thriller written by Liv Constantine. It will be published on 10/17/17 by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, 400 pages. The genres are suspense, mystery thriller, and contemporary women’s fiction. My Experience: I started reading The Last Mrs. Parrish on 7/17/17 and finished it on 7/21/17. This book is a great read! It is very well executed! The build up, the actions, the dual perspectives, and t...
  • Stacey Camp
    **4 Goodreads Stars**How far would a woman seeking power, prestige, and fortune go to secure a man who would provide all of those things and more? This is the question that Liv Constantine's The Last Mrs. Parrish initially asks, but as the book progresses, we find appearances are deceiving.The first half of the book follows the plight of the conniving, self-absorbed Amber, a young woman in her 20s who is running from her sordid past. Seeking mone...
  • Mainlinebooker
    There have been books written about sociopaths before but never one with such lusciously painted characters that made me glued to this novel despite the characters superficiality. As we turn into Fall with all the upheavals of school, politics, natural disasters etc, this is a book that provides sheer escapism. Amber Patterson came from a small town desiring a life that was nothing like what she destined for and was determined to make it her life...
  • Sherri Thacker
    If I could give this book 10 stars I would!!! I could not put this book down. Talk about a crazy sociopath!! I will be thinking about this book for a long time. This is my 200th book I've read in 2017. Holy cow!
  • Abby (Crime by the Book)
    Read my full review here: I had very mixed feelings on this book. This is NOT really a psychological thriller - a significant amount of the book is better considered dark women's fiction/messed up romance. There is a "twist" which I found very intriguing and unsettling, but I could have done with more suspense in this story - and fewer explicit scenes!
  • KC
    Daphne seems to have hit the jackpot by marrying Jackson Parrish. He's handsome, a multi-millionaire, socialite, and all around good guy. They live in a lovely Connecticut mansion, travel around the world, all the while raising two beautiful daughters. Daphne spends much of her time with her Cystic Fibrosis charity. That disease took the life of her sister. When Mrs. Parrish meets Amber, a kindred spirit, Daphne instantly feels a connection, perh...
  • Diana Iozzia
    “The Last Mrs. Parrish”Written by Liv (Valerie and Lynne) ConstantineReview written by Diana Iozzia I have heard many people compare “The Last Mrs. Parrish” to “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. Often, when I hear this comparison, I think that the book cannot be that good. It cannot be worthy of the comparison. I think this bias has come from reading many books that were compared to “GG” and fell completely flat. “The Last Mrs. Parri...
  • Bill Kupersmith
    Badly written & ineptly plotted, but morally superior to many works of contemporary fiction.
  • Jen
    3/3.5Amber has her sights set on marrying Jackson Parrish and finally getting the life she thinks she deserves. The only problem is that he is married and completely devoted to his wife Daphne - but Amber's not going to let a little detail like that get in the way of her happiness.I appreciate the fact that the novel didn't dillydally and jumped right in with Amber's deception as she infiltrated the Parrish's lives. The novel plods along through ...
  • Jamie
    I really dragged out the first quarter of this book but decided to pick it back up after about 25% and I am glad I did. Things really started pick up and I found it very enjoyable!The Last Mrs. Parrish is a unique story. You think you know where things are headed but the outcome will surprise you - nothing is as it seems. An enjoyable read in the plethora of domestic suspense! This story is one of Daphne and Jackson Parrish, a golden couple livin...
  • Jillian
    From the very first page, I was totally engrossed in this story...and it didn't let up one bit until the very end. It was quite an experience to live in the mind of such a twisted woman. Quite an experience that I oh so enjoyed. Amber is dark and dangerous. She covets. A man. A marriage. A family. She covets and decides she will have that one day. Not her own man, or marriage, or family. Oh no, she will have the exact man, marriage, family she is...
  • Heather Wood
    This book gripped me in a way that revitalized my love for reading. I’ve been in a book funk lately and I was anxious to get pulled into a psychological thriller that I’d have a hard time putting down. The twists were so mind-blowing and the author kept me guessing up until the very end.The book was told in two points of view and I have to say the first half was a little bit of a struggle to get through. I really hated Amber and she got under...
  • Lavender
    This was an easy and quick read and a real page-turner. I would not call it a psychological thriller. It is more a dark and twisted domestic drama and a romance gone wrong. There are a lot of psychological manipulations going on which made the read so entertaining.I think I should not say too much about the story. I jumped into the book with not much of an idea of it and I that was good. At first I thought everything was going too smoothly for Am...
  • Caryn
    Full review and giveaway on my blog:
  • Mary Lins
    Let's hear it for escapism! Not everything I read and enjoy has to be "literature", sometimes I need to follow a long literary tome with something frivolous and deliciously fun. "The Last Mrs. Parrish", by two sisters who write under the name, Liv Constantine, is exactly the transition novel I needed this week (it will make an excellent travel/holiday novel and eventually a film)! "The Last Mrs. Parrish", is what I like to call "Wealth Porn". Par...
  • Maine Colonial
    DO NOT READ ANY OF THIS REVIEW IF YOU WANT TO AVOID SPOILERSI've been of two minds whether to write anything at all about this book, but I think it's appropriate that I do, just to warn people of an aspect of the book that I don't see revealed in the description or other reviews. The book is full of page after page of detailed descriptions of physical, psychological and sexual abuse of women and, to a lesser extent, verbal abuse of children, by J...
  • Janie
    Highly entertaining 3 part story. The first part of the book is told from Amber's point of view. You think the story moves in a certain direction but many twist are yet to be revealed. Part two is told by Daphne's point of view and how difference her married life is behind closed doors. Part three is all about getting even. Enjoyable book that is hard to put down!
  • Tina Panik
    This makes Gone Girl look like child's play! This superb story of love and betrayal has a couple of plot points that seem obvious initially but become crucial strategy campaigns between these characters as the story unfolds. There's more than one villain here, and that makes the comeuppance delicious.This was an ARC.
  • Melissa
    If you want to see more mystery/suspense/thriller books that I've read and am looking forward to reading, check out: Constantine's debut is a twisty peek into the lives of the rich, and the woman who desires that life to the point where she's willing to do anything to get it. Although the turns of the plot are not particularly startling or difficult to figure out, they lead to a satisfying ending, a...
  • Jolene
    Wowza! This is a fantastic, fast paced thriller. I stayed up really late reading, and woke up really early to keep reading. It will be hard to write much without giving a lot away. I highly recommend going into this book blind, and letting it blow your mind. The character development in this book is phenomenal. The way I felt about each of the main characters (Daphne, Amber, and Jackson) when I started was entirely different from the way I felt a...
  • Amy
    I received The Last Mrs. Parrish in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are exclusively mine. I must start out and say OMG…I did not see that coming. What you ask? Well, I can’t tell you, as I do not want to spoil this exciting read. I dreamed about this book. It was that intense for me. When I first started I was immediately reminded of The Talented Mr. Ripley. Amber was similar to Tom…but I know better. The story became very much ...
  • Claire Reeder
    I started reading The Last Mrs Parrish on my train journey to London and I could not put it down. It’s billed as a mesmerising psychological thriller full of delicious twists and it certainly lives up to its promise. Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s a nobody, plain and uninteresting. She believes she deserves a life of wealth and power - like Daphne Parrish who doesn’t even appreciate what she has. Everyone in the small town of Bishops Harb...
  • Jamie B
    Wow! What twisty story this was. Could not put this book down!
  • Sonia Reppe
    I liked this even better than Gone Girl. If psychological suspense is your favorite, you need to read this book! A page-turner. Compelling, twisty, sense of urgency. Amber's non-apologetic deception scandalizes from the first page. The balance between character and fast-paced plot make this hard to put down!(4.5 stars)
  • Kowanda
    Gripping. Excellent read.
  • Heather
    OOO. Very good read! Don't be greedy. And be careful what you wish for you might get it. And while you're at it, don't tell lies.