Today is my tour stop with Suzy Approved Book Tours, Author duo Live Constantine and Harper Collins.
Liv Constantine has done it again! This dynamic duo has written another show stopper! I enjoyed The Last Mrs. Parrish, so I was really looking forward to this one. This is not the typical cliche of the husband leaving the older child bearing wife for a younger, more flexible woman. Oh no! It’s so much more than that. This book would make a great movie!
The chapters alternate between Joanna and Piper. I love this for so many reasons. At different points I thought both women were crazy, but it turns out one has a little more crazy than the other. I did feel for Joanna for a hot second. She stuck by Leo’s side when he went through depression, but even after all her support he chooses Piper. When Joanna discovers Piper’s previous two marriages ended in death, the last one including the husband and the child, I went into SAVE EVERYONE mode! Get Evie and Stelli away from Piper. Piper doesn’t even like Stelli! Then there was a point at the end when I felt maybe I had judged too harshly on one of the women, but then I read the last few sentences of the book. Nope, I was judging correctly.
Things started becoming suspicious to me when Joanna’s therapist didn’t believe Piper was as dangerous as Joanna thought she was even after all the evidence. On top of that Piper and Leo were telling the kids that Joanna was watching from heaven. What??!! The authors waited until the very end to do twist after twist after twist. It was like fireworks exploding in the last chapters. I had to pick my jaw up off the floor as I thought to myself..they did it again! I was completely on edge as everything I thought I knew was proven wrong. Bravo ladies! Bravo!
Grab this one today!
Book Rating: 5/5
For the grand finale this would pair nicely with a Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014.
The bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish returns with a psychological thriller, filled with chilling serpentine twists, about a woman fighting to hold onto the only family she’s ever loved—and how far she’ll go to preserve it.
Named one of the most anticipated thrillers of the year by Goodreads, Bustle, SheReads, and Library Journal
Breezing into the tony seaside paradise of Westport, Connecticut, gorgeous thirtysomething Piper Reynard sets down roots, opening a rehab and wellness space and joining a local yacht club. When she meets Leo Drakos, a handsome, successful lawyer, the wedding ring on his finger is the only thing she doesn’t like about him. Yet as Piper well knows, no marriage is permanent.
Meanwhile, Joanna has been waiting patiently for Leo, the charismatic man she fell in love with all those years ago, to re-emerge from the severe depression that has engulfed him. Though she’s thankful when Leo returns to his charming, energetic self, paying attention again to Evie and Stelli, the children they both love beyond measure, Joanna is shocked to discover that it’s not her loving support that’s sparked his renewed happiness—it’s something else.
Piper. Leo has fallen head over heels for the flaky, New Age-y newcomer, and unrepentant and resolute, he’s more than willing to leave Joanna behind, along with everything they’ve built. Of course, he assures her, she can still see the children.
Joanna is devastated—and determined to find something, anything, to use against this woman who has stolen her life and her true love. As she digs deeper into Piper’s past, Joanna begins to unearth disturbing secrets . . . but when she confides to her therapist that she fears for the lives of her ex-husband and children, her concerns are dismissed as paranoia. Can she find the proof she needs in time to save them?