“I had adjusted to a life where subterfuge and deceit was as natural as breathing.”
In THE LAST MRS. PARRISH (HarperCollins), Amber Patterson, if that’s her real name, is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: plain, invisible “Lara Crumb,” who blends into the background. She believes she deserves more— more of everything! She wants money and power. She wants a life-like the blonde-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne has and appears to take 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 is eating her alive, but she has a plan. She’s going to use Daphne’s compassion and caring to worm her way into the Parrish family’s life. The first step to becoming the next Mrs. Parrish, or so she believes. It doesn’t take long before Amber is Daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrishes and their lovely young daughters, and growing closer to Jackson.
“Some women get everything. Some women get what they deserve.”
But a skeleton from her past may just undermine everything Amber has worked towards, and her well-laid plan may fall to pieces, like a house of cards.
I absolutely loved THE LAST MRS. PARRISH. It had me screaming at the characters, wanting to physically shake them at times, all while being sucked into this diabolical life of malicious excess and over the top drama. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. Liv Constantine (or the two sister authors, Constantine and Valerie) have a written this years first absolutely MUST-READ! I completely understand why Reece Witherspoon chose THE LAST MRS. PARRISH for her “Reece Witherspoon Bookclub” selection. Can we can expect to see it turned into a limited 10-episode HBO series, produced by Ms. Witherspoon? I hope so!
Liv Constantine is the pen name of bestselling authors and sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. Separated by three states, they spend hours plotting via Skype and burning up each other’s emails. They attribute their ability to concoct dark storylines to the hours they spent listening to tales handed down by their Greek grandmother. THE LAST MRS. PARRISH is their debut thriller.