Sunday, April 19, 2020

Audio review: The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

The Last Mrs. ParrishAmber 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.

Paperback400 pages
Published January 11th 2018
 by HarperCollins 

Before I give my thoughts on The Last Mrs. Parrish I want to share this video.  On or about March 15th (when Canada received our stay at home orders) the lovely Hannah Mary McKinnon started somethings called First Chapter Fun, where each day at 11;30 EST she reads the first chapter of a book.  A few weeks ago it was The Last Mrs. Parrish's turn.  Check out this video for a quick peek - she does a great job (you can find McKinnon on Facebook and Instagram to follow along each day).


This is my first time reading a Liv Constantine book, it was the buzz that made me add this to my TBR, finally on impulse grabbing the audiobook (via Scribd).

I' m glad I went the audio route, even though it started off a little slow it picked up speed around the half way mark and I was finding excuses to plug in my AirPods.  I really didn't know what to expect and it wasn't what I received.  The first half of the book is from Amber's point of view I found her to be a deceptive character with very little in the way of a conscious, which had me wondering why she was doing what she was doing.  Yes it's no secret she was on a mission.

Things turned though when I got to hear Daphne's story, and that's when my brain really kicked in trying to figure out what was going on.  While it might be a little predictable towards the end it does take on a serious tone.

The ending wasn't as satisfying as I hoped but it still worked.  Again I am glad I went the audio route as I think if reading it I am not sure I would have enjoyed the say way.

This book is part of my 2020 Reading Off My Shelf Challenge.

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