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Immerse yourself in this chilling, gripping, psychological thriller. It's an addictive page-turner and I couldn't put it down. The 17-year gap in friendship between Abi and Mel, the reunion, reliving the happy times, the twists and turns, the glamorous celebrity versus the suburban housewife. I was hooked on the book and it reminded me why I love Adele Parks so. You can't help but question yourself all the way through and deliberate about how you would deal with the scenarios encountered. I'm not sharing, but what the hell would you do?
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 bestseller Adele Parks.
Closing date: 24/04/2020
`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
Praise for Adele Parks:
`Tightly plotted, brilliantly conceived and totally gripping' Lisa Jewell
`Twisty, unputdownable and utterly engrossing' Jenny Colgan
`Gripping, twisty and heartbreaking, this standout story is a triumph' Isabelle Broom
`Unpredictable and gripping until the end' The Lady
`The plot twists and turns... the reader is left frantic to know how it's going to work out' Woman
`The secrets, lies and suspense kept me engrossed' Daily Mail
Publication date: 20/09/2018
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||20th September 2018|
|Publisher:||HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Relationship Stories, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Adele Parks has had numerous top ten bestsellers. Adele has spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. She believes reading is a basic human right, so she works closely with The Reading Agency as an Ambassador of the Six Book Challenge, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy. In 2011 she was a judge for the Costa Book Aw ards.Photograph © Jim ParksMore About Adele Parks