How far would you go to make all your dreams come true?
Amber has come to the town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut with the express purpose of seducing Jackson Parrish, an obscenely rich man. Amber’s first order of business is to get into the good graces of his wife Daphne, pretending to be her friend. Once she accomplishes this, she thinks it will be short shrift to Jackson’s bed and then becoming his wife. Amber has worked out her plan of action from A to Z and the first part of the book is told from her point of view. But WHY is she doing this – why does she wants Mrs Parrish’s life and why will she go to any lengths to get it?
There are hints from the beginning of the book that Amber has had problems in the past and is running away from something. Could her efforts to destroy a marriage and make herself the new reigning Mrs. Parrish be as easy as it seems?
Daphne and Jackson Parrish have it all. Jackson is a successful business man making millions and showers his wife Daphne and their two daughters with everything and anything they could want. Jackson and Daphne appear to be very much in love. Daphne is beautiful and kind, welcoming Amber into her friendship circle easily and has everything, including Jackson that Amber wants and believes she is entitled too. She has always dreamed of living the pampered life of an elite, upper class New York society wife, Daphne’s life, and she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
The first half of the book is told from the perspective of Amber who manipulation and lying are second nature to her. She was evil, calculating and is not a character that you will like, but knowing Amber’s true thoughts of envy and ambitions is really interesting and unsettling at times.
The second part of the book is told from Daphne Parrish’s point of view, seen through her eyes it gives you things from a completely different perspective. It quickly becomes apparent that her “golden” life is anything but, and that she is living a nightmare with her abusive husband. Once we hear Daphne’s side of story she is not naive and clueless as she seemed!
Although I had guessed the twisted plot early on it did not take away any of my satisfaction watching it play out. The manipulation and planning from both women is excellent and the final twist in the book was a brilliant comeuppance for the vile Amber and Jackson.
If you enjoyed Hand That Rocks The Cradle and Single White Female then you will love this book! This will give Gone Girl a run for its money!
The Last Mrs. Parrish will be out on the 17th of October 17 in the UK and can be pre ordered from