Monday, 5 February 2018

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

The Last Mrs. ParrishThe Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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…

Not sure what to think about this one - it was cleverly written but way too long. The pace was very slow I suppose to emphasise the time it took for one woman to completely immerse herself into the other ones life. I didn’t really like either two women in this story both being manipulative in their own ways.

Amber was mean and unlike able which was obviously intended and Daphne so saccharine and pathetic that it was hard to sympathise with her. Jackson was so damaged he was almost a monster and I felt no real connection to any of the characters.

I suppose it’s a moral warning of be careful what you wish for and though it had some twists it didn’t really hold any surprises. The second half of the novel was much better than the first but only because it picked up pace. I made it to the end but confess to skimming a lot.

Not the best I’ve read on psychological thrillers and not really an entertaining holiday read either - left me feeling a bit flat. I can only give this 2.5 stars - this will be quickly forgotten, rounded up to 3* for goodreads and Amazon.

I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.

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