This book was gifted to Traveling With T from Suzy Approved Book Reviews.
The Last Mrs. Parrish
Summary: A mesmerizing debut psychological thriller full of delicious twists about a coolly manipulative woman who worms her way into the lives of a wealthy “golden couple” from Connecticut to achieve the privileged life she wants.
Amber 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 and her husband, Jackson—the beautiful philanthropist and the confident real estate mogul—are a golden couple straight out of a fairytale, blessed with two lovely young daughters.
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 Parrish family, 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.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
This book completely flew under my radar till sweet Suzy Approved sent me a signed copy. I added it to my TBR pile and made plans to read it “soon-ish”. Then Melody at LilMommaReader stepped in. She was reading it for book club and we discussed buddy reading it. I was in the middle of Something Like Happy and wanted to finish that and figured I’d catch up with Melody soon to read and discuss. Except she finished in 2 days and uttered the words that made The Last Mrs. Parrish be next on my list- the magical words of “Oh my hecking heck.”
What I liked:
The cover- I do like it, but I love (no, LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE) the UK version.
The characters. Some were likeable. Some were very unlikeable. And some reminded you of what karma means.
How the story was set up. It was a great way and I really enjoyed how the story just grabbed me and would not let go.
Bottom line: I really enjoyed this book- it kicked 2018 off to a good start as my first book of the year.
*The Last Mrs. Parrish was sent to Traveling With T as a gift. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T