LIV CONSTANTINE is the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. Separated by three states, they spend hours plotting via Skype and burning up each other’s emails. They attribute their ability to concoct dark storylines to the hours they spent listening to tales handed down by their Greek grandmother. They live in Connecticut and Maryland, respectively.
THE LAST MRS. PARRISH
HarperCollins – October 17, 2017
With its twisted, manipulative female protagonist, and dazzling roller-coaster twists, The Last Mrs. Parrish is a must for readers who enjoy the psychological suspense of Gillian Flynn, Shari LaPena, Mary Kubica, Jessica Knoll, Paula Hawkins, Kimberly McCreight, and Liane Moriarty.
Amber Patterson is fed up feeling like 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 Bishop’s Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne and her husband, Jackson—the beautiful philanthropist and the confident real estate mogul—are a golden couple straight out of a fairytale, blessed with two lovely young daughters.
Amber’s envy could eat her alive…if she didn’t have a plan. Determined to become the next Mrs. Parrish, 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 Parrish family, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, 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. Parrishis a fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent.
Praise for THE LAST MRS. PARRISH
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“If you like your thrillers with an unexpected twist, this one’s for you.”—New York Post
“Liv Constantine’s The Last Mrs. Parrish is a beautifully constructed set piece, an intricate narrative that doubles back and folds in on itself like a Mobius strip, revealing secret upon secret, and layer upon layer, with a seductive ‘just one more chapter’ urgency that will keep readers up all night. Giving new meaning to the adage ‘be careful what you wish for,’ The Last Mrs. Parrish proves that the worst that can happen just might be when you get what you want. Addictive!”—Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King’s Daughter
“The Last Mrs. Parrish is an extraordinary debut and gripping psychological thriller that is full of unexpected twists. Readers will become obsessed with these chilling characters who pull you in and refuse to let go.”—Award winning international bestseller, and Denmark’s “Queen of Crime,” Sara Blaedel
“Gillian Flynn meets Joy Fielding in Liv Constantine’s The Last Mrs. Parrish. In an age of great anti-heroines, comes the most unlikeable one yet, the coldly devilish Amber Patterson. It’s hard to decide whom to loathe more—the woman intent on getting the life she wants no matter its cost, or the man at the center of her plans. But even as you love to hate both characters, someone sneaks up from behind, a wife you’ll want to cheer, in this thriller that delivers the most satisfying ending since B.A. Paris’ smash hit Behind Closed Doors—and a victorious romp of revenge.”—Jenny Milchman, USA Today bestselling author of Cover of Snow, Ruin Falls, and As Nigh Falls.
“In their captivating debut novel, coauthors Lynne and Valerie Constantine (under the pen name Liv Constantine) have constructed a deliciously duplicitous psychological thriller that will lure readers until the wee hours and beyond. VERDICT With a plot equally as twisty, spellbinding, and addictive as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl or Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train, this is sure to be a hit with suspense fans.“—Mary Todd Chestnut, Library Journal, starred review
“Wonderfully plausible, hypnotically compelling, and deliciously chilling and creepy—some of the best psychological suspense you’ll read this year.”—Lee Child, #1 internationally bestselling author of the Jack Reacher thrillers
“A wonderfully clever story, filled with suspense and a shocking twist, that kept me turning the pages.”—Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Sunshine Sisters
“To the pantheon of Gone Girl–type bad girls you can now add Amber Patterson, the heroine of this devilishly ingenious debut thriller. […] Readers would have to go back to the likes of Ira Levin’s A Kiss Before Dying or Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley to find as entertaining a depiction of a sociopathic monster.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The Last Mrs. Parrish is an addictive and twisty debut.”—New York Times and international bestseller, Karin Slaughter
“Another hotshot debut.”—Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal
“Constantine’s debut novel is the work of two sisters in collaboration, and these ladies definitely know the formula. A Gone Girl-esque confection with villainy and melodrama galore.“—Kirkus, starred review
“The twists keep coming in this psychological roller coaster from debut author Constantine, the pen name of sisters Lynne and Valerie Constantine. … this is a satisfying thriller that offers a window into the darker side of glamorous lives and powerful men.”—Booklist
“Liv Constantine—the pen name of a pair of sisters who write thrillers together online—had us hooked and unsettled from start to finish.”—iBooks
“What happens will surprise you—and you’ll relish every diabolical turn.“—People Magazine
“The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine will keep you up. In a ‘can’t put it down’ way. It’s The Talented Mr. Ripley with XX chromosomes.“—theSkimm
“The whole book works and meshes beautifully. It would be a perfect choice for a book club, but it’s also just a great read. Part psychological thriller, part suspense, all of it impossible to put down. Be prepared to keep reading non-stop ‘til the end.“—Huffington Post
“Sisters Lynne and Valerie Constantine, writing as Liv Constantine, build momentum with short, cliffhanger chapters racing toward a satisfying denouement.“—Shelf Awareness
“Utterly irresistible… the pages keep flying, flying, flying by.”—USA Today