THE LAST MRS PARRISH, LIV CONSTANTINE
Make no mistake, this novel is all about what the two women have in common, rather than what sets them apart. Having a man of course in the middle of the conflict is of course not that surprising, and nor is the fact that whilst the two women are in two very different situations, they both intend to succeed with their plans by whatever means are necessary. Its difficult to wag the finger at the bad guy here in a review without giving away major plot spoilers but you will figure that out fairly early in.
THE LAST MRS PARRISH has the reader hold in a suspenseful breath for an impressive length of time, then changes tack so that we then can then be horribly concerned about the person(s) at the receiving end of Amber’s schemes. The two women are completely believable and whilst this book is about as far from depicting a supportive sisterhood as a story could, it will shine a light on the lengths at which a person may need to go to in order to escape a life they don’t want. Envy and violence are at the heart of THE LAST MRS PARRISH so if you’re a bit squeamish with the details of abuse, you may find yourself somewhat triggered during the read of this book.
THE LAST MRS PARRISH would make a terrific revenge film with its glamorous landscape of the rich and privileged and the determined sociopath that is the reinvented Amber. Cross her to your peril. Bunker down and barrack for your favourite – who that is in the novel might surprise you.
Amber’s new mission will involve some very daring and complex moves. It will take all of her acting and planning skills to insinuate herself into the exciting life of dynamic millionaire Jackson Parrish. Jackson is a delicious prize worth having. No less than achieving the end goal of becoming the next Mrs Parrish will do for the envious Amber. The fact that there is a current Mrs Parrish is just one obstacle to be overcome. The skeletons rattling in Amber’s closet will need to be quietened but there is no need to be concerned. Amber has it all under control.
Daphne has the handsome husband, the standard two children, the gorgeous house, the society lifestyle. Making a new friend however is the highpoint of her year, and the delightful Amber and Daphne have so much in common. Sitting on the board of her own created charity, Daphne devotes herself to medical research fundraising, passionately wanting a cure for the disease that took both the life of her own much-loved sister, and also the sister of the now indispensable Amber.
The Parrish life appears to Amber to have absolutely every box ticked. It just doesn’t seem fair for one beautiful couple to have it all.