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Publisher's Summary

The mesmerizing debut about a coolly manipulative woman and a wealthy "golden couple" from a stunning new voice in psychological suspense.

Some women get everything. Some women get everything they deserve.

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 toward, 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.

©2017 Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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The house of lies!

First I loved this story and narration.
We follow Amber, who is tired of her boring life. She wants a glam life, and is far from it.
She befriends the most popular women in Bishops Harbor, Daphne Parrish.
Daphne is everything Amber is not. A mother, rich, sophisticated, wealthy, popular and loved by all.
After these two meet, the naive Daphne becomes close with Amber. Shortly after becoming best pals, Amber is considered a part of the family.
Amber then starts getting close with Daphne's husband, Jackson, and their children.
From the moment the two women meet, their life begins to spiral out of control. Soon the whole Parrish family is twisted in lies, and manipulation.
At first I was beyond annoyed at how naive Daphne was, but she is smarter than what you may think.
I honestly did NOT see the twist coming in this book.
It was a great story, that kept me hooked. I listened in the car, at work, doing house chores etc.
I love when a book grabs me, and this one did. I ended up finishing this book in a day and a half , and was sad when it was over.

103 of 107 people found this review helpful

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Not for me.

I forced myself to finish this only because I wanted to be a good book club member. I did not grow to like a single character in the book, not even the children. A story about two narcissistic sociopaths, with the male villain so disgusting I wished I could skip whole chapters. Not until chapter 63 or so did I even have any curiosity about how it would end. When it was finally over I only felt relief to leave behind these sordid characters.

26 of 27 people found this review helpful

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So happy to be done with this book.

Ugh...I have no idea why people are recommending this book. I found it predictable, obvious, and written at such a rudimentary level. Characters were one-dimensional and the story felt like a bad soap opera plot.This book is basic at best.

64 of 70 people found this review helpful

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  • Teri
  • Oregon
  • 03-05-18

I give myself 5 stars for finishing this insipid book.

The narration makes this weak book nearly unbearable. The story is predictable and the writing is cliche.

39 of 43 people found this review helpful

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A Fairy Tale Life

Probably the best book I’ve listened to this year! So well written.
We certainly don’t know what goes on behind the doors of the pampered and rich. I don’t think I’ll ever assume again that someone else’s life must be all roses just because they are rich and good looking. Definitely worth your time to listen to this.

39 of 43 people found this review helpful

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Meh.

It was okay, I guess. I'm not sure why this book got such high ratings when there are better ones of this genre out there. The story dragged on unnecessarily at parts and some of the dialogue fell short of being believable. I didn't like Amber's narrator, but Daphne's wasn't too bad. All in all, this audiobook was merely "okay." I could get through it. Wouldn't recommend but wouldn't warn people away from it.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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OMG I love this book!

I mostly read nonfiction, but was feeling like I needed an escape. My husband and I loved this book. We recently took a trip to California for Thanksgiving and listen to this on our road trip. This is the only thing that kept us awake on the last leg of our trip. It is very suspenseful and will definitely keep you hanging on every word. highly recommend very enjoyable!!!

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Holy $h*t... I wish I could UNhear this one!

I almost couldn't get past part one, but I pushed on and made myself finish this very long and almost unbearable story...I wish I hadn't

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  • joseph
  • Auburn, CA, United States
  • 02-13-18

The worst book I ever listened to on audible

The narrator is as bad as the cliche riddled plot. This book starts out bad and gets worse. I pulled the plug after 50 minutes. Do not buy this book!

22 of 25 people found this review helpful

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Blah

I am not done listening to this and I will finish it but it is painful. The characters have no dimension at all. It’s basically like reading the Cliffs Notes to a book (dating myself) but that’s it! No depth, no detail. The scenario is utterly unbelievable, painfully oversimplified. The author seems to have no grasp of the social structure, attitude or complexity of the type of people she is writing about. The entire book is read in a “sneering teenager” tone that is also dimensionless and annoying.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful