Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Book Review: The Last Mrs Parrish

Author: Liv Constantine
Title: The Last Mrs Parrish
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Publish Date: Oct 17, 2017
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: 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—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.

Review: I am never ever ever going to jump into a book that everyone says I must read. This book, I don't really know what to say about it. It was addictive. It wasn't bad, but if I didn't find myself becoming invested in the story, I would have tossed it. (OK return it to the library)

Amber was just too nasty and the author made sure we knew about it. How she was jealous and didn't feel Daphne was undeserving of her wealth and social class, and her kids were brats. The first part of the book read like "I hate you but I want what you have." There was no subtlety here. That's why the first half of the book is so plodding. At every turn you get snide mental remarks from Amber.

Midway through the book we have a change in point of view and you get a different picture of how things are. Halfway through that point of view change you get an idea of what's going to happen.

I found things way too predictable for my liking especially since Amber's motives are spelled out in detail in the first half.

However there is one character that is not what they seem in the first half the book and that is the only reason that I kept on reading, but even for all the abusiveness you learn about, there is nothing there that really gives you a wow.

I actually found this book to be dull, and I was really looking forward to a good thriller, or a good evil chick steals the nice chicks husband and KARMA.

Actually Karma is the only thing that makes this book worth reading. Let's just say the one's that deserve having karma come up and bite them on the butt, gets it.

I think what bothered me was though we knew who was bad, obviously, we didn't know why? So it made things so one dimensional and in a story like this there needed to be some depth that was really lacking here.

I just wish I could have put the book down, because it really wasn't worth the time it took to read it.

Rating: 2 flowers


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