The Last Mrs. Parrish

The Last Mrs. Parrish

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Tired of being a nobody who blends into the background, Amber Patterson worms her way into the lives of a wealthy golden couple from Connecticut as part of her plot to achieve a privileged life, unveiling dark secrets along the way.
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062667571
0062667572
Branch Call Number: F CONSTANTINE
Characteristics: 393 pages ; 24 cm

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Olgalevin
Jan 08, 2019

I enjoyed the big plot twist in this book, although it took a long time to get to it. But over all, this isn't a bad story.

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cassmazza
Dec 26, 2018

Absolute best book! So twisted!

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Alisonbates88
Dec 23, 2018

Really enjoyed this book. Read it in a day. A very easy to read book

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pthapar
Dec 07, 2018

I loved this book! Literally could not put it down.

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filangie
Dec 05, 2018

I picked this book because it seemed interesting enough and was available to read with Overdrive. While reading, I kept noticing similarities to another story I had recently read, The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks. It was an eerily similar plot and I sort of felt like I was reading the same book over again. Interesting none-the-less, but not very original.

LPL_LeahN Oct 10, 2018

Daphne is an aristocrat with the perfect life. Rich, handsome husband, two beautiful kids, a lavish house, enough money to buy and do anything she wants. Amber is a covetous nobody from small town Missouri who wants nothing more than to become a debutante. She sets her sights on Daphne, weasels her way into her life, and the games begin. Oh Amber, didn't your mother ever tell you to be careful what you wish for?

This thriller is written in what I call no nonsense prose. As the reader you are on a need to know basis when it comes to the characters, the setting, and the overall plot. But you know what, it works. What it lacks in description, it makes up for with impeccable pacing that makes you turn the page. It's a quick, easy read that you'll love if you like the work of Gillian Flynn or Loriane Moriarty.

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Adw555
Oct 05, 2018

A total guilty pleasure.

Let’s get this straight right from the start, Amber is not a nice person. She’s manipulative, greedy, jealous and worst of all...extremely smart. So when she sets her sights on having Daphne’s life for her own, she intends to get it. The portion of the book from her point of view is a look into the mind of a determined person with no scruples whatsoever. We’re not really sure why she is just so bad, she just is.

The second half of the book picks up quite a lot, with an alternate perspective providing context for much of what has been going on.

Pros: Once the second half hits, it becomes quite hard to put down.

Cons: Everything is extremely tidy and perhaps one dimensional? This person is very bad, this person is very good...there are no in-betweens.

The Last Mrs. Parrish is a great, easy read for the summer.

3 stars

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CarleeMcDot
Sep 05, 2018

I didn't know anything about this book when I got in line for it at the library (normally when the line is 10-15 people long I have a feeling it has "got to be" good), but I had seen a few people I follow on social media reading it so I figured I might as well. When it finally became available I didn't even read the synopsis on the back cover - I just jumped right in. I'm sort of glad I didn't know anything about this one going into it, because it definitely kept me in suspense and guessing about where the story was going. I really enjoyed it. When I was describing it to the hubby I told him it was like a reality TV show plot - where everyone thinks the grass is always greener on the other side... and you don't realize that the green grass is actually green spray-painted cement. I think the catchphrase on the front cover "Some women get everything. Some women get everything they deserve." fits the novel to a T. No spoilers from me - but I really liked how the story was told from the two different perspectives so you can really get a sense of what everyone is feeling (and I actually love that the "author" is actually the pen name of two sisters who write together as one!). Although summer is coming to a close, I think this would be the perfect book to read while laying at the beach or swinging in a hammock - entertaining, suspenseful and thrilling. I would give it a 9 out of 10.

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Linyarai
Aug 30, 2018

This book was fantastic and definitely not what I expected. I loved the story and how devious the characters were. I thought it was great how we switched to Daphne's perspective half way through, and I could not put the book down.

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lorraineacasas
Aug 19, 2018

Easy read, good idea, plot was a bit slow and quite immature/catty. Super graphic unnecessarily, over did and pitted females and the middle class as weak. Not really my choice of fiction novel, but it seemed so highly sought after so I gave it a try. It got better towards the end, interesting to see both POV’s and how it played out. However, it’s not a book I’d recommend. Nonetheless, 3.5 stars for being an easy read to get me out of my reading slump.

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