Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Adele Parks

Adele Parks was born in Teesside, North East England. Her first novel, Playing Away, was published in 2000, and since then she's well over a dozen international bestsellers, translated into twenty-six languages.

Parks's latest novel is I Invited Her In.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
I’ve just finished reading The Mother-In-Law by Australian author Sally Hepworth. It’s about the often-tricky relationship between a new wife and her mother-in-law. Lucy married Oliver, desperately hoping his mother might become the mom she never had. But Lucy’s mother-in-law, Diana is a conundrum. She’s a pillar of the community, a respected advocate for social justice and a strong, devoted matriarch, yet for all that she remains cool and distant. Lucy just can’t get close to Diana, no matter how hard she tries. Over the years Lucy is forced to settle for impeccable manners, rather than the genuine warmth she longs for. Then Diana is found dead, apparently suicide, and it soon becomes clear she was a woman who no one truly knew, a woman harbouring lots of secrets: the biggest being, how and why did she really die?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book that has such emotional density, combined with great plot twists and a thrilling, compelling sense of ‘whodunit?’ I’ll certainly be hunting out more of Sally Hepworth’s books to read.
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The Page 69 Test: I Invited Her In.

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