Oh my did this book surprise me! I thought I was getting one story when Liv Constantine threw a major curveball at me. I was so captivated by this book that I easily could have read it straight through. Not to mention I love that the authors are two sisters with Liv Constantine being the pen name for Lynne and Valerie Constantine.
The Last Mrs. Parrish tells the story of Amber (or is her name really Amber?) and her longing for a life filled with money and power. She is tired of being a nobody and glazed over, she wants to be seen and powerful and thinks she knows exactly how to obtain just that. She sets her sights on the Parrish family with Daphne, the loving wife and mother, and Jackson the rich, handsome, seemingly perfect husband. Once Amber has her plan in place she executes is perfectly, or so she thinks.
Amber befriends Daphne and infiltrates her life in every way possible. Before long she finds herself attending family vacations and working as Jackson’s assistant at his powerful real estate company. Daphne’s compassion and naivety seem to be playing to Amber’s perfectly thought out plan. Or does Daphne have secrets of her own? We see both Amber’s and Daphne’s perspectives in the book and understand their backgrounds and see life through their eyes. Does money and power really bring all the happiness in the world? At what cost is it worth it?
If you enjoy dramatic mysteries with lots of twists and turns, you’ll enjoy this book! It keeps you on your toes and has you rooting for the innocent characters. You also get answers to a lot of the questions and events that happen early on which I always appreciate from an author. It’s a very well thought out book with many turns of events you don’t see coming. Highly recommend!