I Invited Her In by Adele ParksI Invited Her In by Adele Parks

I Invited Her In

byAdele Parks

Paperback | February 5, 2019

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Imagine the worst thing a friend could ever do.

This is worse.

When Mel receives an unexpected email from her oldest friend Abi, it brings back memories she thought she had buried forever. Their friendship belonged in the past. To those carefree days at university.

But Abi is in trouble and needs Mel’s help, and she wants a place to stay. Just for a few days, while she sorts things out. It’s the least Mel can do.

After all, friends look out for each other, don’t they?

I Invited Her In is a blistering tale of wanting what you can’t have, jealousy and revenge from Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks.
"Playing Away" is Adele Parks's first novel. She has been named by London's "Evening Standard" as one of the twenty faces to watch in the new millennium. She is married & lives in London.
Title:I Invited Her InFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:432 pages, 8.91 × 5.95 × 1.19 inShipping dimensions:8.91 × 5.95 × 1.19 inPublished:February 5, 2019Publisher:Mira BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0778369218

ISBN - 13:9780778369219

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An addictive read. I loved it! So much lies, deception, and back-stabbing. This book had me hooked! There is so much drama going on and I absolutely loved it! Old friends Mel and Abi were close in their carefree University days. They would hand out, party together, and seemed inseparable. Fast forward many years later and they reconnect when Mel receives an email from her long ago friend Abi. They meet up and suddenly it is like time hasn’t separated them. Old memories of their friendship years ago come flooding back and Mel cannot believe that Abi is in her life again. Can Abi and Mel regain their old friendship they once had and be friends again? Or is something more dark and sinister at play? Without giving too much away, this book was a real page turner for me. I loved reading the dynamics of Mel and Abi’s friendship, and seeing how it has changed and evolved over time to the present, as they try to rekindle that friendship. Abi seems keen on getting that friendship back with Mel that she once had, but Mel seems hesitant. Is Mel being overly cautious and paranoid now that Abi is back into her life?
Date published: 2019-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A family suspense The story is told from four different points of view: Mel, Abi (Mel's friend), Ben (Mel's husband), and Liam (Mel's son).As expected with so many different points of view, the background story takes a while for the reader to learn. After reading a third of the story, I do admit that my interest was lagging a little and I could not wait for something to happen. I knew there had to be a catalyst as the novel had been described as a suspense story. It just seemed to take a long time to happen.  About halfway through the novel, the change of pace occurred. From that moment on, I turned the pages quickly and became engrossed in the story. Whereas before the catalyst I was feeling some annoyance at Mel's behaviour and a little frustration at the slow pace of the novel; after reaching the mid-point I felt an entire range of emotions: disbelief and anger being the foremost. I do not want to say what caused my anger as it will give the story away but it is enough to say that I know of two women who experienced some of the unpleasantness of what Mel experiences in the story - and I relived the anger and disbelief that I felt on their behalf.  Even though I found the novel slow-going at first, I was later gripped by the story and could not put it down (luckily I did not have to go in to work on the day I completed it). It is a novel that reflects what happens to some women and I cannot help but wonder where the author found her inspiration I Invited Her In is a novel that may sound far-fetched to some; but it is a novel that reflects a partial truth of what may be happening in many families. If you enjoy reading suspense within a family setting, this is a perfect novel for you.
Date published: 2019-02-12