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Adele Parks Reveals New Book – Just My Luck

Just My LuckDouble exciting news for fans of Adele Parks as she’s just announced a new three book deal with HQ Stories, as well as her new book for 2020 called ‘Just My Luck’.

What the back cover says –

For fifteen years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends, the Pearsons and the Heathcotes. Over dinner parties, fish & chip suppers and summer barbecues, they’ve discussed the important stuff – the kids, marriages, jobs and houses – and they’ve laughed off their disappointment when they failed to win anything more than a tenner.

But then, one Saturday night, the unthinkable happens. There’s a rift in the group. Someone doesn’t tell the truth. And soon after, six numbers come up which change everything forever.

Lexi and Jake have a ticket worth £18 million. And their friends are determined to claim a share of it.

After Adele’s previous book called ‘Lies Lies Lies’ was a number one bestseller, ‘Just My Luck’ sounds just as thrilling.

You can pre-order ‘Just My Luck’ from Amazon and will be avaialble to buy from good bookshops from 10th December 2020.

My Top 12 Books Of 2019

My Top 12 Books Of 2019

Every year, I spend some time looking over my reviews of the books from that were published during that year and find myself faced with the same quandary. What have been my favourite books? The books that I recommended, enjoyed and passed onto friends to share the experience.

2019 has been no different, it’s a cracking year for debuts, ‘The Silent Patient’, ‘The Flat Share’ and ‘The Truth and Triumphs of Grace Atherton’ were all fantastic books that have soared through the books charts

After ten years of writing, C.L. Taylor received numerous accolades for her book called ‘Sleep’ and who can forget that sunny day in July when I read both ‘Those People’ and ‘The Family Upstairs’.

This was initially a list of my top 5 books of 2019, then it became my top 10 before finally becoming a top 12 books of 2019.

So, if you’re looking for some ideas for the book lover in your life, then look no further!

1. ‘Lies Lie Lies’ by Adele Parks
2. ‘The Passengers’ by John Marrs
3. ‘The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton’ by Anstey Harris
4. ‘The Family Upstairs’ by Lisa Jewell
5. ‘Blood Orange’ by Harriet Tyce
6. ‘Those People’ by Louise Candlish
7. ‘Half a World Away’ by Mike Gayle
8. ‘Tell Me Your Secret’ by Dorothy Koomson
9. ‘Sleep’ by C.L. Taylor
10. ‘Louis and Louise’ by Julie Cohen
11. ‘The Flat Share’ by Beth O’Leary
12. ‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides

Lies Lies Lies By Adele Parks

Lies, Lies, Lies’Lies Lies Lies’ is the number one book by Adele Parks.

Daisy and Simon’s marriage is great, isn’t it? After years together, the arrival of longed-for daughter Millie sealed everything in place. A happy little family of three. And so what if Simon drinks a bit too much sometimes – Daisy’s used to it, she knows he’s letting off steam. Until one night at a party things spiral horribly out of control. And that happy little family of three will never be the same again.

I’m a huge fan of Adele Parks and have been for many years. So, when each year a new book by her is released, I always make it my priority to read it as soon as possible.

In her latest thriller, we meet married couple Daisy and Simon, who after years of trying to get pregnant are delighted when they finally have a little girl called Millie. But Simon wants to add to their family and puts pressure on them and doing so unveils a secret that destroys the family and after one tragic night lands Simon in jail.

The story then flows over the period of time as Simon serves his sentence and is seen through the narrative of the couple as they deal with the consequences of that fateful night. Simon has to address the alcohol addiction and Daisy deals with the sudden changes in her life.

Thrilling from the first page, the story is cleverly written with many layers to unfold as it progresses. Both characters are relatable with their strong family ethic and priority for their little girl, their weaknesses are Simon’s dependency for alcohol which is pulling them apart as well as the secrets that Daisy has had to keep and together they make a destructible couple that you will for them to find their happy ever happy.

Riddled with deceit, drama and plenty of twists, this book is a genuinely thrilling story. With unlikable characters and unreliable narratives, ‘Lies Lies Lies’ is a sharply crafted tale of a mother’s love, a broken marriage and is most certainly worthy of its current number 1 status.

You can buy ‘Lies Lies Lies’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Adele Parks Reveals New Book – Lies Lies Lies

Lies, Lies, LiesAdele Parks has revealed her thrilling new book for 2019 called ‘Lies Lies Lies’.

What the back cover says –

Daisy and Simon’s marriage is great, isn’t it?

After years together, the arrival of longed-for daughter Millie sealed everything in place. A happy little family of three.

And so what if Simon drinks a bit too much sometimes – Daisy’s used to it, she knows he’s letting off steam. Until one night at a party things spiral horribly out of control. And that happy little family of three will never be the same again.

In ‘Lies Lies Lies’, Adele Parks explores the darkest corners of a relationship in freefall in a mesmerising tale of marriage and secrets.

You can pre-order ‘Lies Lies Lies’ from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 19th September 2019.

I Invited Her In By Adele Parks

I Invited Her In‘I Invited Her In’ is the latest book by Adele Parks.

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.

‘I Invited Her In’ is Adele’s first book with her new publisher HQ Stories and it’s already sailing up the bestseller charts.

The story is primarily seen through the narrative of university best friends Abi and Mel, who did everything together, until Mel became pregnant at university and took time off to have her baby. Their friendship grew apart until nearly 18 years later, Abi gets back in touch wanting to meet as she’s going through a messy divorce. Mel feels guilty that she left her best friend at university and welcomes her into her family with open arms but nothing can prepare her for what her best friend has in store.

I adored this book, it consumed me. It kept me up at night and then at every quiet opportunity, I would seize it for a little bit more reading time.

The characters are fantastic. Mel is a traditional mother, who’s priority is her family and their welfare, but when Abi comes into her life again she’s in awe of it. Abi was once part of a celebrity power couple in America and Mel is transfixed by the stories and glamour that Abi regales to her, Mel also feels that she owes Abi after leaving her at university and never telling her who the father of her eldest son is. Whilst Abi is a scorned woman who’s heart is broken after catching her husband with a much younger woman. Distraught that her dream life is over and the possibility of ever having children has been taken away, she finds solace in the chaos of Mel’s life.

The twist in narratives make ‘I Invited Her In’ make for a complex and compulsive reading as both women have ulterior motives for getting back in touch with each other and this does make for shocking and thrilling reading.

With almost every chapter ending on the a cliff hanger and with an ending that will leave you bursting for more ‘I Invited Her In’ is a cleverly written and observational story about the dynamics of female friendship. Riddled with jealousy, deceit and suspense throughout, this book is Adele Parks at her very finest.

You can buy I Invited Her In from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.