#BookReview of I Invited her in by Adele Parks @adeleparks @hqdigitaluk

#BookReview of I Invited her in by Adele Parks @adeleparks @hqdigitaluk I Invited Her In by Adele Parks
Published by HQ on September 20 2018
Genres: Thriller, Psychological
Pages: 384
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‘I invited her in… and she took everything.’

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…

Happy Sunday and welcome to my review of one of my favourite types of books…ones with betrayal, deceit, multiple points of view and of course psychological thrillers!

Mel and Abi, friends from way-way back, one in need and now their friendship is back in the forefront. Chalk and cheese is the best description I can think of. Mel, the mum, the one with a happy life and marriage with a family. Abi, leading a glamourous hi-life until she was betrayed by her partner.

Yes as you guessed it, some people should NOT be invited into your house. Unless you feel that walking round in a towel parading around half naked is appropriate in front of your husband and grown son.

Although this is a piece of fiction, the writing has made it quite a realistic one, putting you in a position, would you trust your friend? What would you stand for? Why are women always out to “get” other women? So many questions you will have with this book, and the frustrations you bear due to the actions of the characters! Some people need an appropriate backhander.

Secrets and betrayals are in the forefront of this book, and making you wonder what would you do? But the story is told from multiple points of view so is everything so clear cut?  

Ms Parks has created two women where you have such an opinion of them and their actions. They have been fleshed out that they could be your friend, if you wanted them to be of course. 

This is an entertaining read, you know where you are going with this book, and it keeps you turning the pages over…but seriously what would you do in their position?

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*Thank you so much to Izzy at HQ Digital and the author Adele Parks for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review*

About Adele Parks

Adele Parks was born in Teesside, NE England. She studied English Language and Literature, at Leicester University. She published her first novel, Playing Away, in 2000; that year the Evening Standard identified Adele as one of London’s ‘Twenty Faces to Watch.’ Indeed Playing Away was the debut bestseller of 2000.
Prolific, Adele has published nine novels in nine years, including Game Over, Tell Me Something and Love Lies, all nine of her novels have been bestsellers. She’s sold over a million copies of her work in the UK but also sells throughout the world. Two of her novels (Husbands and Still Thinking of You) are currently being developed as movie scripts. Young Wives’ Tales was short listed for the Romantic Novelist Association Award 2008. She has written numerous articles and short stories for many magazines and newspapers and often appears on radio and TV talking about her work.
Since 2006 Adele has been an official spokeswoman for World Book Day and wrote a Quick Read, Happy Families as part of the celebrations of World Book Day, 2008.
Adele has spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London, up until two years ago when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son.

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