- Author: Liv Constantine
- Edition: Hardcover
- Published: October 17th, 2017
- Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
- Star Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
Before I get into this review I just want to preface it with two points:
- SPOILERS ahead! Please do not read this review if you intend to read the book and would like to do so spoiler-free.
- I really ended up hating a lot of things about this book so if you loved it you might want to pass.
I’ll begin with a few of the novel’s strengths before I delve into why I gave this book a one-star review. This book is a highly compelling read. Liv Constantine knows how to write in a way that draws the reader in. I devoured the entirety of The Last Mrs. Parrish in a day, I just wish it hadn’t left such an awful taste in my mouth. I was intrigued by the plot, although I have heard it is very similar to another book I own but haven’t yet read, The Wife Between Us, and I did get sucked into the novel enough that I wanted to see it through even though I had worked out each plot twist before they came to fruition. I knew that Jack was going to be abusive from the moment Daphne panicked when Amber spilled her coffee on the floor, and the moment perspectives shifted from Amber to Daphne, I knew that Daphne would have had a hand in setting Amber up with him. I think that the writing hid these truths enough to be shocking but I’ve read enough books and seen enough television to know plot devices when I see them.