THE LAST MRS. PARRISH

BY LIV CONSTANTINE

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.

Wonderfully plausible, hypnotically compelling, and deliciously chilling and creepy—some of the best psychological suspense you'll read this year.

Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

THE LAST MRS. PARRISH is an addictive and twisty debut.

Karin Slaughter, New York Times and international bestselling author

A wonderfully clever story, filled with suspense and a shocking twist, that kept me turning the pages.

Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Sunshine Sisters

To the pantheon of Gone Girl–type bad girls you can now add Amber Patterson, the heroine of this devilishly ingenious debut thriller… The reader watches with shock and delight as Amber cold-bloodedly manipulates Daphne and Jackson and lays waste to anyone else who stands in her way…To say any more would spoil all the twists that Constantine (the pseudonym of sisters Lynne and Valerie Constantine) has in store along the way to a surprising and entirely satisfying ending. Suffice it to say that readers would have to go back to the likes of Ira Levin's A Kiss Before Dying or Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley to find as entertaining a depiction of a sociopathic monster.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Captivating... a deliciously duplicitous psychological thriller that will lure readers until the wee hours and beyond. With a plot equally as twisty, spellbinding, and addictive as Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl or Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train, this is sure to be a hit with suspense fans.

Library Journal (starred review)

Constantine's debut novel is the work of two sisters in collaboration, and these ladies definitely know the formula. A Gone Girl-esque confection with villainy and melodrama galore.

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

THE LAST MRS. PARRISH is a beautifully constructed set piece, an intricate narrative that doubles back and folds in on itself like a Mobius strip, revealing secret upon secret, and layer upon layer, with a seductive 'just one more chapter' urgency that will keep readers up all night. Giving new meaning to the adage ‘be careful what you wish for,' THE LAST MRS. PARRISH proves that the worst that can happen just might be when you get what you want. Addictive!

Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh Kings Daughter

In an age of great antiheroines comes the most unlikeable one yet, the coldly devilish Amber Patterson. This thriller delivers the most satisfying endings since B.A Parir's smash hit Behind Closed Doors—and a victorious romp of revenge.

Jenny Milchman, USA Today Bestselling Author of Cover of Snow, Ruin Falls, and As Night Falls

THE LAST MRS. PARRISH is an extraordinary debut and gripping psychological thriller that is full of unexpected twists. Readers will become obsessed with these chilling characters who pull you in and refuse to let go.

Sara Blaedel, Denmark's award-winning internationally bestselling "Queen of Crime"

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