Jack the Giant Killer gThis is the first book in a long time that I ve actually HATED There are a number of reasons why and some are hard to talk about withoutiving important things away I ll start with what I can safely say All spoilers have been hiddenFirstly this book is so slow and boring Especially in the first half where we stay inside the mind of the despicable con artist Amber Patterson as she plants herself into the life of Daphne Parrish and tries to steal her rich husband There are a A Day in the Budwig Diet good two hundred pages of lunch dates designer dresses charity events and Amber hating every single person around herLook I love complex selfish unlikable characters I don t believe ineneral that anyone is merely Lambs To The Slaughter good or bad Most people are screwed up flawed and jealous at times It s a shitty world out there and I truly believe most personalities are made through socialization and nurture not born BUT Amber is insufferable She is h FULL REVIEW POSTED35 StarsHide ya wife Hide ya kids And hide ya husband Cause Amber Patterson is on the prowl and liable to steal your entire life right out from under your nose And this time her enviouslare is set upon the beautiful and unsuspecting Daphne and her filthy rich disgustingly successful husband JacksonI ll be the first to admit that I love a ood cast of whack job characters but there s certain criteria I feel necessary for their levels of insanity to work The characters must feel fleshed out and human They should have layers and appear altered when viewed from different angles No one is all one thing They have to be convincing enough to make even the unbelievable seem believable No matter how absurd a theory may seem ood writing will make me a believer While the characters here certainly nailed psychopathy I felt they lacked the depth and dimension needed for me to buy what they were selling although I m not saying the ride wasn t fun It just felt a bit put on and inauthentic at times This plot is divided into three parts with alternating focus which I thought worked well The first section felt slightly repetitive and was my least enjoyable but the rest of the book had me flipping eagerly through its pages anxiously awaiting reveals As for the twists they seemed edgy than surprising which isn t a bad thing The ending left me a little divided for reasons that are too spoilery to mention but since this is fiction I can stand to The Neil Simon Collection give a high five toood ol book karma for doing her job with efficiency and vigor and a sweet twist of irony as a cherry topper Overall a stellar concept that with a tighter execution I could have easily 5 starred I can definitely see this becoming a movie it certainly reads like one I do think many readers will enjoy the compulsive nature of this one and easily soar through this story Enjoy Traveling Friends Read Book Stats GenreCategory Psychological ThrillerMysterySuspense Characters Deliciously Unhinged but largely one dimensional Plot An envious woman reedily sets out to steal the life and husband of a new friend Writing Straightforward Fluid POV 1st 3rd Person Perspectives Alternating Heroines Cliffhanger None Standalone My book ish Blog Insta What we ve ot here is a failure to communicate This uote from the 1967 film COOL HAND LUKE basically sums up how I m feeling after reading this book And I ve never even seen the movie The uote just came to me as a thing I know somehow deep from within the pop culture recesses of my mind There s a lot of useless information in thereI might also o with in the alaxy of This Sucks Camel Dicks Stepbrothers 2008What I mean to say is I wish the publishers hadn t stuffed this novel into the psychological thriller Do I Owe You Money? The Collected Memoirs of Ian Mosley genre just because that s where all the cool kids are and had instead been honest about what this book is a dark romance meets women s fiction meets soap opera intrigue with a terrible TERRIBLE messageIt s not a thriller I m sorry but no I am not thrilledHad I known this from the start I would have passed on reading it because this level of dramatic soap opera nutty ness is just not my thing It lacks humour and humanity and is overpopulated with terrible one liners cliches and silly dialogue and tropes that feel like a reenactment And the writing is derivative and basicNot to mention the internal misogyny that permeates the entire themeets my feminist hackles upAnywayI didn t know I shouldn t read this so I did and now I have library late fees and a shitty review to write so buckle in bitches This could EL SUTIL ARTE DE QUE (CASI TODO) TE IMPORTE UNA MIERDA (HARPERCOLLINS) get mildly spoiler y because I moing to rant so if you re super excited to read this here s my takeaway rant so if you re super excited to read this here s my takeaway t waste your time with this unless you re cool with domestic abuse Otherwise read onFirst of all this is boring That s the most concise way to describe it It s slow with dull scenes and so overtly dramatic in its boring elements that it becomes comical and cheesy Ohhhhhh rich people events with wildly cliche conversation More descriptions of fancy clothes and designer labels and expensive underwear and boats and bikinis and hot bodies Please please tell me again what else these people are spending their excessive amounts of money onFor the first third of the book we follow Amber Patterson as she enacts her plan to steal someone s rich powerful husband Amber is a one dimensional douchecanoe who is absolutely agonizing to read She s a hateful conniving con artist for seemingly no real reason other than she rew up poor and believes she deserves betterand the only way to et better is with buttloads of moneyShe has zero redeeming ualities not even a modicum of a sympathetic trait
She s absolutely spiteful in her self righteous belief that she could be a better rich asshole s absolutely spiteful in her self righteous belief that she could be a better rich asshole all the other rich assholes Like there s some kind of virtue in aspiring to be the absolute worstAmber teaches herself about everything that a cultured person would apparently know She reads The Odyssey and becomes an amateur sommelier and learns about real estate and art and hedge funds You d think that someone who is that driven and smart would want to o to University and aspire to be a CEO in charge of her own money with her own power But no Amber just wants to be a rich wife because that s the kind of superficial world this book takes place in YawnnnnShe s a completely insufferable character and you truly start to wonder what the authors were thinking in their creation of her until the book switches over to the POV of Daphne Parrish the woman who s husband Amber is intent on stealing I was honestly so relieved when I left Amber behind I wasn t sure how much of her I could take Daphne from Amber s perspective has it all From the beautiful kids the nanny takes care of to the closet full of designer clothes the fleet of cars and a private chef and estate sized mansion and expensive vacations down to the perfect powerful wealthy husband who provides it all and who is of course orgeous and every woman wants him Mr Jackson ParrishListen Elon Musk might be able to buy himself hair but he can t make himself hot That s the balance of the universe It s realityUnderneath the opulence and money however Jackson is a controlling abusive waste of oxygen There are small hints leading up to the change in POV that there is something dark small hints leading up to the change in POV that there is something dark Jackson but the shift in perspective brings it all rapidly to the forefront of the story because it is the forefront of Daphne s lifeOkay I shouldn t say rapidly First we need to The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone (Darcy Rachel, get through how Daphne met Jackson their first date meeting the parents andetting married and 7 Navykov Vysokoeffektivnykh Lyudej going on a honeymoon and having a baby and like every other major milestone in a married couple s life beforeasp Jackson is really a total dick punch Say it isn t soNowthis is where I start Lichtenstein getting angryUp until this point I was willing toive this book 3 stars call it just so so and kind of Lifetime movie esue and move on with my life Except it is here in the last third of the book that the tagline really starts to reveal it s true meaning Some women The Roman Object Revolution get everything Some womenet everything they deserve What Daphne deserves is to be free of Jackson To regain control of her life the lives of her children and move on from the prison she was living in even if she had everything Okay The Battle of Resaca great Agreed You can t put a price on freedomBut in order for Daphne to escape her personal hell Amber must take her place in her abusive marriage And we as the readers are supposed to want this We re supposed to cheer this We re supposed to think it s inspi. Amber Patterson is fed up She’s tired of being a nobody a plain invisible woman who blends into the background She deserves a life of money and power like the one blond haired blue eyedoddess Daphne Parrish takes for rantedTo everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor Connecticut Daphne a socialite and philanthropist and her real estate mogul husband Jacks.
Liv Constantine Ï 5 DownloadDown This book was a bit longer than most suspense novels at almost 400 pages But I didn t feel like it was too much it felt just right The Last Mrs Parrish was an engrossing and addictive read with a reat plot and well developed diabolical characters This really was a very impressive debut novel A delicious story of jealousy betrayal and revengeThe author Liv Constantine is actually the pen name of two sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine Lynne and Valerie wrote this novel while living in different states using both Skype and email I m excited to see what they come up with nextThank you HarperCollins for providing an advanced readers copy of this book for me to read in exchange for my honest review This is a fantastic book with only three characters Husband wife and home wrecker It s no spoiler to tell you that Amber Patterson is the home wrecker and a self avowed woman on a mission Motivated mostly by her wish to be tremendously wealthy Amber is determined to OUTRIGHT steal Jackson Parrish away from his sweet beautiful wife Daphne What ensues is unbelievably fun to read about Deliciously wickedFirst what I love about this bookThe story is entertaining and addictive I couldn t put it downThe writing is effortless easy and flows at a naturally fast paceThe structure of the book is perfect The first third is Amber s POV the second is Daphne s and the third part is a bit of a combination conclusion I enjoyed Daphne s section so much than Amber s And the best part THE LAST MRS PARRISH has one of the most satisfying endings to a story I ve read in a long timeWhat I don t likeThis book is too long Even though it reads fast for a 400 page book there is too much fat Where are those editors when you need one For the first half of the book we The Greatest You get an up close continuous description of how the one percent lives and that starts toet tiringOk we et it Jackson Parrish is super duper rich and buys very expensive clothes shoes and jewelry for Mrs Parrish If you re into designer brand names etc you will enjoy reading about the trappings and joys of wealth And that s not a bad thing But if you tire of this part persevere until the second half where the plot really picks upAside from not really feeling a connection to the characters there is also not any suspense in this book There is a mild twist but you will probably not be that surprisedAll of these negatives are only because my expectations were that this would be a twisted psychological thriller I mean it says it right there on the book jacketIt s my opinion that this book is mis categorized I would call it women s fiction I hate chick lit It is VERY light on the psychological suspense and there is not a thriller vibe or shocking mystery to solveOverall this is a very fun book to read most people will love it and I m betting it is oing to be very popularThe strange thing isit is almost the exact same plot line from THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks which is the book I read just before this one CaaaarazzzzyIn contrast THE WIFE BETWEEN US is a much darker tighter twisted story and I did Crumbs give it all the stars That book doesn t come out until January 2018 I will post a review on closer to publicationTHE LAST MRS PARRISH is scheduled for US publication today October 17 It has aorgeous cover and I want to thank the lovely Chelsea Humphrey from for ifting it to me as part of a iveawayAvailable TODAY on sale at The Last Mrs Parrish A Novel 45 superb stars 5 WOW What a fun ride that was The only reason this book is not Spurgeons Expository Encyclopedia getting the full five stars is it was a bit slow to start but once it hit about 40% WOWZA things went sideways and I loved itI just read and reviewed The Wife Between Us and really enjoyed it however it is very similar to this book so I can t help but compare and I d have to say I enjoyed this book and the reason for this is I adored and hated these characters so muchAmber was the perfectirl you had to hate although I have to admit up until that first Twist I was rooting for her a tiny bit don t judge then we have Daphne I can t even tell you how I feel about Daphne because that would ruin things but such a well developed character my feelings for her were all over the place throughout this book I so much want to say something right now but I can t Ugh I am so jealous of you who have not already read this you have such a wonderful treat ahead of you so just pick this book up sit back relax and enjoy the crazy ride And keep in mind Sealed good things come to those who wait Think of the beginning of this book as that huge hill youo up on a roller coaster before things start Sketching From Square One to Trafalgar Square going sideways and crazy it isn t necessarily the best part of the ride but it s necessary toet you to that place where things o wildPSAnd for those of you who have read this already that ending Perfection The Last Mrs Parrish have read this already that ending Perfection The Last Mrs Parrish Liv Constantine is a 2017 Harperluxe publication Slick shrewd and wickedly devious Daphne meets Amber at the ym where they discover they share a terrible tragedy in common the death of a beloved sister due to Cystic Fibrosis The women though from very different worlds form a close bond Before long Amber has become Daphne s confidante while also working for her CF foundation and even helps Mr Parrish went he needs an assistant But Amber has plans big plans and in order to achieve her Imepuu goals she will walk over and step on anyone in her path even Daphne This story was chilling clever and sinfully entertaining Amberets to set the pace in story was chilling clever and sinfully entertaining Amber Owens Walk gets to set the pace in first half of the book as she describes her cunning and very manipulative nature She s not the timid sweet impressionable woman she appears to be Once she has clued us in on her diabolic plans and once she has seeminglyotten what she came for the story shifts Shadow Point (The Gothic War, gears and Daphne takes control of the wheel It s at this point things reallyet interesting There are many breadcrumbs left on the trail and if you follow them you probably won t be all that surprised when you learn all that Taboo Times Ten glitters isn told But that s only part of the picture Those who appear na ve those appear in control those who seem like innocent bystanders may not be as na ve innocent or as in control as they appear By the time we Death Note One-Shot Special (Death Note, Chapter get to the last section in the book that old phrase about whatoes around comes around came to mind along with a few other books or movies in
which the tables are turned in spectacular fashion and revenge is carried out with carefully constructed scheming The book isthe tables are turned in spectacular fashion and revenge is carried out with carefully constructed scheming The book is too big on shock and awe instead opting for a stylish noir type atmosphere which is understated than many novels that land in this sub The Empty Tomb genre but itets the job done just the same without Dont Step on the Crack! going off the rails with unnecessary plot twists The characters were not overly developed as we only see them in certain contexts with was key to the story nor did they evoke deep feelings or emotions other than disdain or dislike but by the time all is said and done I had an enormous amount of respect for some of themWhat makes the novel work is the careful arrangement and pacing The twists weren t really all that surprising but they are still delectable and immensely entertaining The story is a bit of a cautionary tale a warning to beware of what appears on the surface to never judge a book by its cover or blindly trust people But it was also a story of escape and empowerment albeit one with an unconventional approach as well as a tale of retribution which was the most satisfying part of this enjoyable parable Overall this is an impressive debut novel and I look forward to seeing what else these talented sisters will entertain us with in the future 45Careful what you wish for Amber has a dream a big one She wants to be rich beyond her wildest imagination marry aorgeous man and live in a stately mansion That s all And she s willing do whatever it takes to make that dream a realityDaphne did marry the man of her dreams is rich beyond her wildest dreams and currently living in an incredible mansion So whose dreams really did come true Just who s the lucky one hereAmber is busy embedding herself into Daphne s life under false pretenses with her eye suarely on the brass ring To have everything lucky Daphne hasno matter the cost Unsuspecting and maybe a bit na ve Daphne believes she s found a new best friend Someone she can share a close bond with Someone to totally trust and confide inA fast paced domestic psychological thriller that will keep you up late into. Rs and Gay Travel Guide For Tops And Bottoms 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 youuessing until the very end The Last Mrs Parrish is a fresh juicy and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent. RedThis is why the authors created such a one dimensional unsympathetic twat of a character in Amber So that when Daphne s clever plan succeeds and Amber becomes the new Mrs Jackson Parrish we the reader say Yes The Irish Scissor Sisters good She deserves this We re supposed to want a woman to be a victim of domestic abuse because that is a just punishmentAre you fucking kidding meI could see this coming but I hoped it wasn t true I kept my fingers crossed that Daphne and Amber would find a way to join forces and destroy Jackson together I was still hoping I would end up back at a three star rating But nooooooooooI don t care how awful Amber is or how many heartless things she did in pursuit of heroal this is not a thing to wish on someone Prison time Sure that would have looked like justice But I m literally stunned that an active choice was made by the authors to convince readers that it s fun and entertaining to witness an unlikable character become a victim of domestic abuse and rapeAnyone who How to Think Like an Entrepreneur gave this book 4 or 5 stars really needs to examine why this twist didn t bother them I mean if you totally loved the book I m not here to judge your reviewbut just think about it Because honestly for as cheesy and boring and soap opera y as this novel is the resolution to Daphne s problems and what Amber deserves is dark and fucked up and no one should be okay with this kind of narrative device one that tells us some women deserve to be victims of abuseIt s sickIt takes a lot for me to hand out one star I save those for flaming piles of shit But I m making an exception in this case I think I kind totally hated this very strongly To be honest I almost feel I am beingenerous with two stars but then I did finish it so I wouldn t think it right to Mortelle Adle, Tome 15: Funky Moumoute give it an even lower rating There was something about The Last Mrs Parrish that made it a very easy read but that just wasn t enough My disappointment in the book really comes from my dislike for the characters or at the very least my apathy towards them Amber is despicable but her bad personality is written so overtly there is no mystery no build up of atmosphere toive the story some tension The author tells us all about Amber s sneakiness instead of just showing itwhich ruins the suspense in my opinion I could even The Events at Poroth Farm get on board when the protagonist is unlikable as long as there is some ambiguity yet there was none of that here Added to that Amber soal is really just to be rich which is too superficial and not interesting enough to make her a compelling character I did feel for Daphne however I also felt her character was fairly bland and her part in the story not excitingThe mystery itself was so predictable that I kept thinking Is this it The book is also just shy of 400 pages which is too long The Hare Hypothesis given the rather minimal amount of actual plot Though as I say the writing is easy and makes the book very readable the author does make use of many a clich and in several cases I thought do people really talkthink like this She loved the feel of this singularly superior vehicle is just one example of awkward unrealistic language which I found to be a little irritatingI know I am being hard on this book and maybe unfairly so since many readers loved it but after all the attention it received I had hoped for something exciting and inventive than Iot All that being said it s probably a decent vacation read or even a book club read because I imagine people could have a lot to say about this book Unfortunately it just wasn t for meFind reviews and bookish fun at I devoured this entire book over a lazy Sunday It is extremely addictive The writing flows beautifully and the story Super Rue (Super Rues Adventures Book 1) grabs you and won t leto I was dying to know exactly how this craziness would end but now I m kind of disappointed that it s over I m already planning on encouraging friends to Atentado give it a read so we can discuss it It s pure scandalous fun Amber Patterson isn t happy with her life She s moved up in her job but can still only afford a small apartment in aood area She can t buy herself the luxurious things that she wants the things that will undoubtedly make life better That s why she has a plan and her plan involves the unlucky Daphne and Jackson Parrish Earn the trust of the wife become a fixture in her inner circle and then take her husband Rich enough to buy anything Amber s little heart desires and movie star handsome he s an obvious choice Eager to become indispensable to Daphne she stacks up lie after lie about her past in order to make her think they have a kinship As she becomes closer and closer to Daphne she starts to become a bit disheartened by her relationship with her husband They seem happy and most importantly Jackson only seems to have eyes for his beautiful wife However Amber is just not the type that ives up easily She s in it for the long ame those designer clothes that private #plane those dream vacations but not necessarily his two childrenOver the day I #those dream vacations but not necessarily his two childrenOver the day I this book I was obsessed with it I loved reading about the crazy amount of wealth the Parrishes have Amber s manipulation THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE AND EVEN LAUGHING relationship between husband and wife and even laughing the antics of the two little Open for Business (Rough play with anonymous men in a porn shop viewing room) (Rough play with anonymous men in a porn shop viewing room) (The Sex Shop Book 1) girls The perspective shift in part two really added something extra to the book I thought I wouldet bored rehashing certain things from a different point of view but it was actually fascinating I m iving this one 45 couldn t put it down stars My reviews can also be seen at Stars I ve had a lucky streak of reat books lately and I m happy to say that this was another terrific read The Last Mrs Parrish was a very compelling psychological suspense novel Some women Les Lgendaires - Les Chroniques de Darkhell 01. Tnbris get everything Some womenet everything they deserve Amber Patterson detests the rich and privileged women she sees at the ym yet she would ive anything to be one of them She is tired of being poor of feeling unimportant and invisible But Amber has a plan to change her life and it starts withDaphne ParrishDaphne has it alland Amber wants itDaphne feels like she finally has a friend who can really understand the loss she suffered Amber offers to help out with a foundation that Daphne runs and she s thrilled to have Amber s help Some of the other women aren t so sure about Amber but Daphne ignores their warnings as she The scent grows even closer to Amber But she has no idea what Amber is up tooSpending holidays and even taking trips with the family Amber has done her research and feels like things areoing perfectly However she may have charmed Daphne but there s still Jackson to win over Daphne had been easy pickings but Jackson was دوره حقوق مدنی-عقود معین 1 going to be a different matter entirely He wasoing to reuire all of Amber s cunning and ingenuity Amber is positive that she s finally 정숙한 남자 [A Man of Virtue] going to have it all SHE wasoing to be the one everyone looked at and admired She was The Gordian Knot Vol. 4 going to win this timeBut we don t always see what people are thinking behind their big smiles and we don t always know whatoes on behind closed doors And Amber s past is full of things she doesn t want anyone to find outWill her secrets et out and ruin her big plans to find outWill her secrets et out and ruin her big plans she finally et what she deservesThe book is broken up into three parts Part one is from Amber s perspective We learn about her plan to infiltrate the Parrish s world Part two is Daphne s point of view Part three was the best of all Both perspectives come together leading up to a thrilling and very satisfying conclusionAlthough there were a few things that seemed a bit over the top I didn t really dwell on it as the story was so interesting There was also a bit of repetition in part two However I think it was probably necessary in order to see Daphne s view and et the full effect of what was Down Lambeth Way going onI really enjoyed this novel Amber was the perfect villain someone readers will love to hate Manipulative and calculating you never knew what she wasoing to do next Jackson Parrish the high powered real estate tycoon with the world at his fingertips And then we have the beautiful and kind Daphne Parrish loving wife and motherI had a bit of an idea of what might be Lebanese War going on early on But it may have been written that way intentionally At any rate it really didn t interfere with my enjoyment of the story as I was curious to see if I was right and if I wasn t I was still excited to see where the story wasoing to oAnd the story didn t let me down There were plenty of twists that I did not see coming I was completely absorbed in the story and found it hard to put. On are a couple straight out of a fairy taleAmber’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 daughte. ,