‘I invited her in… and she took everything’
A gripping story of friendship and betrayal from the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author, Adele Parks…
‘Really REALLY good … absolutely brilliant’ Marian Keyes, No.1 bestselling author of Grown Ups
When Mel hears from a long-lost friend in need of help, she doesn’t hesitate to invite her to stay. Mel and Abi were best friends back in the day, sharing the highs and lows of student life, until Mel’s unplanned pregnancy made her drop out of her studies.
Now, seventeen years later, Mel and Abi’s lives couldn’t be more different. Mel is happily married, having raised her son on her own before meeting her husband, Ben. Now they share gorgeous girls and have a chaotic but happy family home, with three children.
Abi, meanwhile, followed her lover to LA for a glamorous life of parties, celebrity and indulgence. Everything was perfect, until she discovered her partner had been cheating on her. Seventeen years wasted, and nothing to show for it. So what Abi needs now is a true friend to lean on, to share her grief over a glass of wine, and to have some time to heal. And what better place than Mel’s house, with her lovely kids, and supportive husband…
This dark, unsettling tale of the reunion of long-lost friends is thoroughly gripping exploration of wanting what you can’t have, jealousy and revenge from Sunday Times Number One bestseller Adele Parks.
Praise for I Invited Her In:
‘Really REALLY good… absolutely brilliant’ Marian Keyes
‘Packed with secrets, scandal and suspense, this is Adele Parks at her absolute best’ Heat
‘Wow! What a read. Intense, clever and masterful’ Lisa Jewell
'Original and compelling. I read it in one sitting’ Jane Fallon
‘Fabulously gripping. Superb’ Ruth Jones
‘Weaving together the emotions and ties that bind female friends with a cracking paced twist of a tale’ Stylist
About the author
Adele Parks was born in North Yorkshire. Her first novel, Playing Away, was published in 2000 and since then she’s had eighteen international bestsellers, translated into twenty six languages. She’s an Ambassador for The National Literary Trust and The Reading Agency and a judge for the Costa. She’s lived in Italy, Botswana and London, and is now settled in Guildford, Surrey, with her husband, son and cat.
Couldn’t put this book down, absolutely brilliant from start to finish and read in a matter of days. I’m disappointed it had to come to an end.
I say interesting, but this was slow reading. Far too much detail, didn’t like any of characters much. Skipped a great deal, but with pages of unnecessary description you don’t miss much.
Disappointing slow read
Disappointed as I usually love Adele Parks but this really didn’t cut it for me at all.
I found this too much of a slow read as well as the story itself being mundane and uninteresting. I read the whole thing hoping it would pick up but it never did, and when it came to it the ending was implausible. The characters were also unlikeable and unconvincing... all round it was not an enjoyable read unfortunately.