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Discover everything you need to know about The Last Mrs. Parrish series by Liv Constantine, including the prequel and the sequel to this reader-favorite psychological thriller novel.

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For a long, long time Reese’s book club pick The Last Mrs. Parrish was the #1 bestselling book with readers of The Literary Lifestyle. And after devouring it, readers here further flocked to books similar to The Last Mrs. Parrish. Like readers, I also found it to be a super dark and satisfying, twisty psychological thriller book like Verity.

Now, I have learned there is both a prequel AND a forthcoming sequel so I want to dive in and give you the scoop on The Last Mrs. Parrish series of three books.

The Last Mrs. Parrish Books in Order

Below are The Last Mrs. Parrish books in order of publication date:

  1. 2017: The Last Mrs. Parrish
  2. 2020: The First Shot (prequel)
  3. 2024: The Next Mrs. Parrish (sequel)

Below are The Last Mrs. Parrish books in order of the storyline:

  1. The First Shot (prequel)
  2. The Last Mrs. Parrish
  3. The Next Mrs. Parrish (sequel)

Details of Books in The Last Mrs. Parrish Series

I have attempted to minimize plot spoilers as much as possible in the descriptions below.

The First Shot (Prequel)

The First Shot is the prequel to The Last Mrs. Parrish. At first, it was an Audible original, only available on Audible. Now, this short novella may also be purchased in paperback and ebook format on Amazon as well.

The First Shot tells the back story of Amber Patterson, from sneaking out in the middle of the night to starting a new life. And, she’s one woman who’s willing to do anything to get it — at anyone and everyone else’s expense.

In Colorado, she meets her “future husband,” and thus, the thrills begin in her strategic, no-holds-barred plan.

The First Shot is a novella that can be binged in one sitting. I expected it to just contain background information, but it really does begin to incite some thrills in Amber’s story.

It’s not absolutely necessary to the overall storyline, but it can be read either before or after The Last Mrs. Parrish. And I definitely think most fans of this series will enjoy taking another journey into Amber’s dark and twisted mind and life.

The Last Mrs. Parrish

In The Last Mrs. Parrish, Amber is a woman with a plan for a bigger life — to take over the glamourous and seemingly perfect life of socialite and mother of two, Daphne Parrish, by getting Daphne out of the picture and becoming the new Mrs. Parrish, married to a handsome real estate mogul, Jackson Parrish, and the stepmother of Talullah and Bella.

Through a series of lies, Amber and Daphne become friends and Amber begins working for Jackson’s company. The pieces of Amber’s plans start to fall into place…

But, then they spiral into insanely suspenseful and totally unexpected consequences.

The Last Mrs. Parrish is a real page-turner that keeps you on the edge of your seat, especially once Amber’s plan sets into motion. John Lennon once said, “life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans,” and nothing could be more true for the seemingly master manipulator, Amber.

This psychological thriller absolutely addictive, and it’s full of truly shocking twists, oodles of dark secrets, and two-faced diabolical characters that have kept countless readers mesmerized. I easily consider it to be one of the best thrillers I’ve read throughout my lifetime.

The Next Mrs. Parrish

The Next Mrs. Parrish will be published on June 18, 2024.

From the publisher:

Daphne and Amber Parrish are thrust back into one another’s lives upon the resurgence of a long-forgotten threat, forcing a vicious game of cat and mouse where everything is on the line, in this thrilling sequel to the million-copy-bestselling Reese’s Book Club Pick The Last Mrs. Parrish.

Amber Patterson Parrish has come a long way from being an invisible wallflower. Her hard work and immaculate planning have paid off now that she’s a prominent socialite, but that doesn’t mean she’s had it easy along the way. Less than a year since her husband Jackson’s tax evasion scandal, Amber is still at the top of the Bishops Harbor community pecking order, free to do as she wishes while Jackson sits in prison. But that freedom is quickly coming to an end. With Jackson getting released from prison, Amber’s time—and money—is vanishing.

Meanwhile, Daphne Parrish left Bishops Harbor after her divorce from Jackson Parrish, swearing she would never go back. But when her daughter, Tallulah, runs away from home, desperate to see her father, Daphne agrees to return for the summer to allow him supervised visits. Once out of prison, Jackson swears he’s a changed man but Daphne knows all too well that Jackson can’t be trusted.

When a ghost from Amber’s past emerges looking for revenge, the three of them find unlikely allies in one another, but who is playing who? When all is said and done, they’ll have to fight tooth and nail for everything they have left in this zero-sum game.

With shocking turns and entertaining characters, The Next Mrs. Parrish will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about duplicity and betrayal.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in The Last Mrs. Parrish?

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine is a dark psychological thriller in which a young woman who’s down on her luck takes on a secret identity and seeks to seduce a handsome, rich, and married real estate mogul into divorcing his current wife and marrying her by befriending his current wife.

Is there a prequel to The Last Mrs. Parrish?

Yes. The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine has a prequel. The First Shot is a novella that was released after the publication of The Last Mrs. Parrish, and it dives deeper into Amber’s background prior to the events that occur in The Last Mrs. Parrish.

Is The Last Mrs. Parrish worth reading?

Yes. The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine is a bestselling thriller with over one million copies sold, and it was a popular Reese’s Book Club pick that readers love for its shocking twists and diabolical characters. It is worth reading if you enjoy dark psychological thrillers.

Will there be a sequel to The Last Mrs. Parrish?

Yes. The Next Mrs. Parrish will be published on June 18, 2024.


Whether you’re just getting into The Last Mrs. Parrish series or you’re already a super fan, you now know all the details of this trilogy that tells the psychologically thrilling tale of women who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

To recap, The Last Mrs. Parrish is the original book, The First Shot is a prequel novella, and The Next Mrs. Parrish is the sequel, one of the most anticipated books of the year that will be published on June 18, 2024.

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