Trusting his family was her first mistake.
All Ria ever wanted was a family. Growing up alone in foster care, she imagined just how it would be. So when she fell in love with Grayson and had their daughter Shelley, she was determined to make his family love her too. She knew she’d never fit in with her glamorous sisters-in-law, or at the exclusive picture-perfect Chicago parties her mother-in-law threw, but with Grayson’s arm around her waist she tried her best to be a Parker.
Everything changed when Grayson disappeared.
Until one morning, Grayson leaves the house for work and never comes home. Left to raise Shelley alone, Ria is forced to turn to her husband’s family, to let her intimidating mother-in-law into her life, allow her to babysit Shelley, and accept her financial support. She tries to ignore the feeling that her sisters-in-law never thought she was good enough. They say they have no idea what happened to Grayson, and she tries very hard to believe them.
But Ria is about to learn that every Parker wife has secrets.
And protecting her daughter might come at a terrible price…
Firstly, my thanks go to Noelle at Bookouture for my stop on this tour and for my gifted review copy via Netgalley.
I NEED A LIE DOWN, my head is spinning!
The Last Wife is a compelling, gripping and emotional read.
This is a book that revolves round the Parker family. A very dysfunctional family, much like my own, LOL. They are a wealthy family who don’t want for anything. I wish my family were that rich! #justsaying
It is told from the sisters points of view, but I think for me, it was Ria that I felt connected to, if truth is told. She is the one who was left abandoned with a child in tow. She is, head of the Parker family, May’s favourite daughter-in-law. Ria is confident in herself but when she gets with the Parker’s, that resolve seems to change slightly.
Ria receives an email regarding her sisters-in-law. What the email shows is that someone is targeting the Parker family, but just who is behind the emails and why? As Ria starts to become increasing worried for hers and the family’s safety, can the truth be uncovered before it’s too late?
Throughout this reading journey, we learn that the reasoning behind Ria’s husband’s disappearance and Ria soon realises everything is not as it seems, which then leads to the more complex ending.
This is a book that kept me swiping like a mad woman at my kindle. I couldn’t read it quick enough. A definite 5 star read and one that I can HIGHLY recommend.
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USA TODAY bestselling & multi-award winning author Nicola Marsh writes feel-good fiction with a twist!
She has published 68 books with Harlequin, Amazon and indie, and sold over 8 million copies worldwide.
She currently writes women’s fiction/rural romance for Harper Collins Australia Mira imprint, emotional domestic suspense for Bookouture and contemporary romance for Harlequin Dare.
Her first mainstream contemporary romance, BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD released to rave reviews, including a nomination for RWA’s RBY, Romantic Book of the Year.
Her first indie-pubbed contemporary romance CRAZY LOVE is an Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller, and was nominated for an ARRA award.
Her women’s fiction novel SAVING SARA with Lake Union hit the #1 kindle romance spot on Amazon UK.
Her young adult fantasy SCION OF THE SUN won a National Readers’ Choice Award for Best YA novel.
She’s also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes& Noble bestseller, a RBY and National Readers’ Choice Award winner, is a multiple finalist for awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards.
A physiotherapist for 13 years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two dashing young heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, barracking loudly for her beloved North Melbourne Kangaroos footy team, and her favourite, curling up with a good book!
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