I Invited Her In - Adele Parks

I Invited Her In

By Adele Parks

  • Release Date: 2018-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 57 Ratings


‘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

A gripping story of friendship and betrayal from international best-selling author Adele Parks

‘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…

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.


Praise for I Invited Her In:

‘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

‘A beautifully written tale of revenge and retribution, full of unexpected plot twists.’ The Daily Mail

‘weaving together the emotions and ties that bind female friends with a cracking paced twist of a tale’ Stylist

‘This chilling domestic noir tale is full of revenge, betrayal and gasp-out-loud moments’ Fabulous Magazine

‘a tale of revenge and retribution that I read in a single, mesmerised sitting.’ Woman & Home

‘A gripping read from the brilliant Adele Parks.’ HELLO

‘entertaining domestic noir’ Sunday Mirror

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

About the author

Adele Parks was born in Teesside, North-East England. Her first novel, Playing Away, was published in 2000 and since then she’s had seventeen international bestsellers, translated into twenty six languages. She’s been an Ambassador for The Reading Agency and a judge for the Costa and is a keen supporter of The National Literary Trust. She’s lived in Italy, Botswana and London, and is now settled in Guildford, Surrey, with her husband, son and cat.


  • What a disappointment

    By divingdaisy
    I genuinely disliked this book and the way it was written. Which is so sad as I have loved every other one of Adele Parks’ books. The characters are horrible, the scenario is both implausible but also mundane and nasty and the conclusion isn’t believable. Just really didn’t enjoy it.
  • Interesting

    By Debmoo
    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.