The Last Mrs.Parrish by Liv Constantine
Clues to describe this book: Duplicity, Greed, Female friendships, BetrayalReview: I have been hearing such raving reviews about The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine. Reese Witherspoon also named this her December 2017 Book Pick and not to mention that I also received a killer Amazon Kindle deal on this novel that I couldn’t resist picking up this psychological thriller. The novel follows a manipulative and determined woman (Amber) who wriggles her way into the lives of a successful and wealthy “golden couple” (Jackson and Daphne) from Connecticut to achieve the privileged life she craves. I absolutely loved this book! It has elements of deception, manipulation, power, envy, and revenge. The plot is well-developed, entertaining, and addictive to read. The novel is divided into three parts – Amber’s POV in the first part and then Daphne’s POV in the second (I definitely enjoyed Daphne’s perceptive much more over Amber’s). Part 3 is actually the best part as it combines the both perspectives and leads to a very satisfying ending. Though the ending is a bit predictable, there are plenty of twists and turns that keep the reader absorbed in the story and it makes it difficult to put this book down. The characters are written in such an exquisite way that the reader can’t hate but love Amber as deceitful little vixen. In my opinion, I feel like this book is mis-categorized under psychological “thriller” and should under “contemporary” instead since it only has mild elements of a thriller. Also a fun fact that I was surprised to learn is that the author Liv Constantine is actually the pen name of two sisters. Overall, I was pretty impressed with this debut novel. I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a satisfying and addictive read!