I Invited Her In

and she took everything

Original and compelling. I read it in one sitting.
— Jane Fallon

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

A beautifully written tale of revenge and retribution, full of unexpected plot twists
— Daily Mail
This chilling domestic noir tale is full of revenge, betrayal and gasp-out-loud moments
— Fabulous Magazine

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Fabulously gripping. Superb.
— Ruth Jones
Packed with secrets, scandal and suspense, this is Adele Parks at her absolute best
— Heat
Intense, clever, masterful
— Lisa Jewell
A gripping read from the brilliant Adele Parks
— Woman

Friends or Frenemies?

My team took to the streets of London on International Friendship Day to ask people what they would do, if a friend from the past suddenly got in touch. Would you throw open your arms or slam the door shut?