Happy Hour with Authors of The Last Mrs. Parrish at The Artisan on July 18

The Fairfield University Bookstore is partnering with The Artisan Restaurant, located in Southport's Delamar Hotel, for the paperback release of the psychological thriller "The Last Mrs. Parrish"—a national bestseller and the December 2017 pick for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club.

The bookstore/Artisan event will take place on Wednesday, July 18 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Folly Room and Outdoor Patio at the Artisan Restaurant. Authors Lynne and Valerie Constantine will be in attendance, and attendees will receive complimentary specialty cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, music, book signing, surprise gifts, and more. Admission is free. To pre-order a copy of the book "The Last Mrs. Parrish," click here

Reese Witherspoon called the book "a fun and fast-paced psychological thriller about two determined women who play a high stakes game of deception that only one can win." In a starred review, Library Journal said it's “deliciously duplicitous. . . . equally as twisty, spellbinding, and addictive as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl or Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train.” According to The Skimm, "The Last Mrs. Parrish “will keep you up. In a ‘can’t put it down’ way. It’s ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ with XX chromosomes.”

About the book: Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being 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 Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.

Amber’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 daughters, 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. Parrish" is a fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent.

Delamar Hotel is located at 275 Old Post Road in Southport, Conn.

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