Wednesday 10 January 2018

The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine @LivConstantine2 @fictionpubteam @flisssity #BlogTour #MrsParrish

How far would you go to make all your dreams come true?
Amber Patterson is tired of being a nobody: an 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 Bishops Harbor, Connecticut. With her model looks, her picture-perfect mansion and her millionaire husband, Jackson, she has everything Amber wants.
Amber’s envy could eat her alive―if she didn't have a plan. Before long, she has become Daphne’s closest friend, and is catching the eye of Jackson. But a skeleton from her past could destroy everything, and if discovered, Amber’s well-laid plan may end in disaster…

The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine is published by Harper Collins in the UK; my thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review and invited me to take part on this Blog Tour.

I was totally hooked by this book, I read it over the Christmas break and it rarely left my hands.

Oh, Amber Patterson; what an impeccably created monster of a character she is! She's the sort of woman who appals me, yet I find her intriguing and fascinating. She's so manipulative, she's focussed and narcissistic and completely and utterly riveting.

Amber is determined to get a rich husband, and Jackson Parrish fits the bill perfectly. A multi millionaire living in a mansion full of luxury; handsome, intelligent, a business man. He is ideal for Amber. However, Jackson is married, with children. His wife Daphne is beautiful, slim, philanthropic and is the leader of the rich wives club in Bishops Harbour. Amber decides that Daphne will be her target. She will make herself indispensable, she and Daphne will become best friends, and eventually, she knows that Jackson will be hers.

Not once does Amber have a pang of compassion towards Daphne and her children, or guilt about what she is doing. She has a plan, meticulously created and she follows it perfectly, step by step. Anyone who may get in her way is gone. Amber makes sure of that.

There are two parts to The Last Mrs Parrish. The first is Amber's side of the story, and then half way through, the reader hears the same tale, but from Daphne. Have you ever changed your mind completely about a character? Well you will when you start to read Daphne's narrative. Slowly and surely, things fall into place until there's the most enormous clang and God damnit you realise you've been had!

Such of tension, The Last Mrs Parrish is not your usual thriller story, it's far far more than that. It's an incredibly well created story of greed and manipulation, along with betrayal and hidden secrets. I spent the latter part of the book with my mouth open and my eyes growing wider and wider as I read more.

The Last Mrs Parrish is a thoroughly entertaining and quite addictive read. It is pacy, gripping and thought-provoking, and the character creation is expertly done. A brilliant premise, I loved it.

Liv Constantine is the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. 
Separated by three states, they spend hours plotting via FaceTime and burning up each other’s emails. 
They attribute their ability to concoct dark story lines to the hours they spent listening to tales handed down by their Greek grandmother. 
THE LAST MRS. PARRISH is their debut thriller. 

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