I Invited Her In 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 nee

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  • 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

    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 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.

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have read some amazing thrillers this genre but unfortunately this one fell super flat for me The premise sounded promising with inviting a long lost girlfriend into your home and her taking everything But, I was hoping that the author would take a fun spin with this on that tagline In my opinion, these stories have to have twists, edginess, and keeping Hmmm well where do I start with I Invited Her In With having read MANY thrillers it takes a lot to impress this girl right here I have read some amazing thrillers this genre but unfortunately this one fell super flat for me The premise sounded promising with inviting a long lost girlfriend into your home and her taking everything But, I was hoping that the author would take a fun spin with this on that tagline In my opinion, these stories have to have twists, edginess, and keeping you on your toes and then leave you picking up your jaw due to that bang of an ending This book had ZERO of this For starters, the story was WAY too long and dragged on I keep seeing this pattern of having authors write these long ass books and the story just doesn t hold up I don t get it Are they thinking the longer the length the better the story Well that definitely isn t the case you either have the charm or you don t.The story was predictable and I knew what happened before it happened I think the author could have taken such a thrilling ride with this one and she missed the mark completely on this one The characters were too cliche and come on Abi You need to add some umph to this character if the story was supposed to play out as it did After I finishing this book realized I didn t like it at all I would not recommend this and figures I see all these high reviews and I always tend to be the outlier But, did you expect anything different.2 starsHuge thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin Mira for the arc in exchange for my honest review.Publication date 2 5 19Published to GR 12 13 18 flag 65 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Oct 09, 2018 Nicola Gipson rated it really liked it I Invited Her In And She Took Everything Mel Harrison hasn t seen her old University pal Abi in years So when she gets in touch by email out of the blue Mel decides to invite Abi for a visit she is excited to catch up with her and relive their old uni days Mel had to drop out of uni in her second year due to an unplanned pregnancy while Abi has gone on to be a successful tv presenter in the US.Mel is now married to Ben.Ben is kind and understanding he met Mel as a single mum to Liam I Invited Her In And She Took Everything Mel Harrison hasn t seen her old University pal Abi in years So when she gets in touch by email out of the blue Mel decides to invite Abi for a visit she is excited to catch up with her and relive their old uni days Mel had to drop out of uni in her second year due to an unplanned pregnancy while Abi has gone on to be a successful tv presenter in the US.Mel is now married to Ben.Ben is kind and understanding he met Mel as a single mum to Liam married her took on the role of Dad to Liam and now Mel and Ben have a busy life with two girls of their own Mel has a job in a shop and life although a little humdrum is good until that email arrives.Life is not so good at present for Abi Her husband has cheated on her She has no children due to his choice but Abi knows the very person who does have all that and she s about to embark on a course of action to take EVERYTHINGen some I Invited Her In is told entirely from Mel s POV with occasional chapters focusing on other characters It does take a little while to get into the story as the first couple of chapters introduce you to the main characters and their lives Once you become psychologically invested in just how manipulative Abi can be it soon becomes an addictive read to discover just how the chaos Abi causes is going to play out I would warn some readers this story does contain some fairly graphic sexual descriptions which may not be for everyone This is my first Adele Parks novel it was an enjoyable read one that makes you evaluate your own life and appreciate all that is good as you never know when someone might try to take all you hold dear for themselves when you least expect it I look forward to reading some of Adele Parks work in the future flag 54 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Jan 28, 2019 Selena rated it really liked it review of another edition I received a free e copy of I Invited Her In by Adele Parks from NetGalley for my honest review.Mel and Abi are best friends that share everything Mel ends up getting pregnant from a one night stand and then everything changes Mel drops out of school and then Mel and Abi drift apart, living very different lives Seventeen years later Mel is married to Ben and has a wonderful son Liam and two beautiful girls Abi and Imogen Abi is married to Rob and they have everything they can dream of, I received a free e copy of I Invited Her In by Adele Parks from NetGalley for my honest review.Mel and Abi are best friends that share everything Mel ends up getting pregnant from a one night stand and then everything changes Mel drops out of school and then Mel and Abi drift apart, living very different lives Seventeen years later Mel is married to Ben and has a wonderful son Liam and two beautiful girls Abi and Imogen Abi is married to Rob and they have everything they can dream of, living a life of luxury Until one day, when Abi finds her husband in bed with his PA Abi s life is falling apart Mel receives an email from her old friend Abi and learns that she and Rob have split up and she is coming back home Mel invited Abi into her home to help her and be there for her while she heels Everything seems to be great Best friends, reunited, being there for one another What could go wrong But thing go very wrong What is Abi really up to There are lots of twists and turns to this book an enjoyable read Two friends with a long past filled with secrets and lies flag 43 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Selena Debra wrote Great review, Selena Glad you enjoyed it Thank you Debra Jan 30, 2019 10 45AM Meredith Wonderful review, Selena Sounds good Jan 31, 2019 08 35AM Dec 13, 2018 Amanda Mrs Bs Book Reviews rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 books, beauty lace book club novelist Adele Parks, is the author of almost twenty titles Her latest is a domestic thriller, titled I Invited Her In It is a tale of the difficulties of female friendship, envy, revenge and explosive secrets This was a tantalising read, that I devoured in a short space of time, despite the fact that the book was almost 500 pages It is hard to visualise the worst possible thing a friend could do There are a few options that come to mind, but the novelist Adele Parks, is the author of almost twenty titles Her latest is a domestic thriller, titled I Invited Her In It is a tale of the difficulties of female friendship, envy, revenge and explosive secrets This was a tantalising read, that I devoured in a short space of time, despite the fact that the book was almost 500 pages It is hard to visualise the worst possible thing a friend could do There are a few options that come to mind, but the scenario Adele Parks presents in her new novel I Invited Her In completely shocked me At the crux of this story is the friendship between two women that formed in university that splinters over a time frame of seventeen years and picks up again when one of the women reconnects to ask for help Each woman has led a very different life path For Mel, a now happily married mother of three, her life journey was determined by a shock pregnancy in university that forced her to make the decision to quit her studies and devote her life to her baby For Abi, life has delivered a world of luxury and glamour, with plenty of schmoozing with celebrities, but it has recently come crashing down When Abi seeks Mel out, despite the time that has separated them, Mel cannot deny her friend help she calls out for However, as Abi nestles into Mel s life, things are about the change, big time A quick perusal of the books I have read, revealed strangely that I have not read one single book by Adele Parks For such a prolific writer with a good selection of back list titles to her name, this really shocked me However, I do aim to rectify this by seeking out some older titles by Adele Parks over the upcoming holidays My understanding of Adele Parks is that she is a very well known women s fiction author Her recent switch in direction genre wise to domestic psychological fiction seems to be a successful one I Invited Her In offered plenty of entertainment and shock value I have to say that I wasn t entirely invested in the relationship between Mel and Abi in their university days They didn t seem quite as tight as they could have been While all my sympathies were directed towards Mel, her life situation really got to me Abi on the other hand was absolutely awful, despicable and incredibly ungrateful I think we are directed towards these ill feelings for Abi, thanks to the characterisation skills of Adele Parks Likewise, I detested Abi s ex husband Rob, but I found much to love in Ben, Mel s husband Mel s family, her daughters and son Liam play a dramatic role in the book and I felt they were well drawn by the author I think credit is due to Adele Parks for making me feel so much for these characters I wanted to cry for them, hug them, but also throw things at them This set of characters that will be sure to get right under your skin The atmosphere and strained tension is built up from the very opening of the novel The front cover tagline I invited her in and she took everything gives the reader a very good indication of what is going to befall the lead of the story, Mel Parks manages to maintain this ominous and suffocating atmosphere throughout the novel The plot was easy to follow, characterised by plenty of twists, turns, emotional confrontations, earth shattering shocks and explosive secrets Parks has structured the novel in a shifting style of points of view As a result, we get right inside the heads of leading ladies Mel and Abi, along with Mel s husband Ben and an additional outside character This works well to build the intrigue of the novel and enhance the psychological features of I Invited Her In Parks works hard to establish a good grounding for her novel in the first half, but when a life changing event occurs around the half way mark, the book really takes full flight and spirals towards an unexpected conclusion With an intriguing and diverting plot, full of challenging characters, I Invited Her In proved to be one mind boggling and messy read of a friendship gone terribly wrong I know it made me think twice about letting old friends back into my life, you can never be too sure Please note that a free copy of this book was provided to me for review purposes through Beauty Lace and Harlequin HQ Fiction To read the original review on the Beauty Lace website please visit here flag 32 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Sep 30, 2018 Tasha and Megan Mahoney rated it liked it Shelves arc, netgalley books, thriller, suspense This book was a hard one to review because there were some things, the plot for example, that were brilliant The story was well conceived and could have been great.The stumbling block for me was the way the story was told It could have been shorter because it felt like a lot of the writing was fleshing out rather than relevant content This was one book that for me had a fabulous synopsis and story plan but the actual execution missed the mark for me.If you are going to do a trope in the sus This book was a hard one to review because there were some things, the plot for example, that were brilliant The story was well conceived and could have been great.The stumbling block for me was the way the story was told It could have been shorter because it felt like a lot of the writing was fleshing out rather than relevant content This was one book that for me had a fabulous synopsis and story plan but the actual execution missed the mark for me.If you are going to do a trope in the suspense thriller genre that has already been done many times, then you need to write something pretty special because there have been some outstanding books within this genre.I received a review copy of I invited her in from HQ and NetGalley This is my honest review flag 25 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Sep 20, 2018 Lou rated it liked it This was a twisted, domestic noir all about friendship and betrayal, jealousy and revenge and wanting what you can t have Unfortunately, it wasn t a book I cared much for, and I wasn t engaged enough to bother what happened to any of the characters That said, I always try to read to end of each book, and this honestly wasn t bad enough to DNF it, so I continued despite not enjoying it It s well written, i ll give it that, but the story was one i ve read a gazillion times over using well worn This was a twisted, domestic noir all about friendship and betrayal, jealousy and revenge and wanting what you can t have Unfortunately, it wasn t a book I cared much for, and I wasn t engaged enough to bother what happened to any of the characters That said, I always try to read to end of each book, and this honestly wasn t bad enough to DNF it, so I continued despite not enjoying it It s well written, i ll give it that, but the story was one i ve read a gazillion times over using well worn tropes of the genre I don t mind this if there is something to set it apart from the rest, but it just blurred into forgettable obscurity.This is a great one to pick up if you re just looking to pass a few hours in a way that won t tax your brain The characters are strong and realistic, but it was distinctly lacking in unpredictability, and I saw every one of the twisty surprises miles off I tend to prefer quality over quantity in my stories and wished there had been fewer twists but ones that were much of a shock to the system Some of the behaviour of the characters could be deemed as unbelievable and certainly unreasonable There were many moments where they came across as spoiled brats despite being grown women, and I found this incredibly irritating I would say that this is either best described as a very tame thriller or womens fiction chick lit, and fans of those book types will no doubt get along with this superbly For me though, it just didn t work.Many thanks to HQ for an ARC I was not required to post a review, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own flag 22 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 03, 2018 Ova Excuse My Reading rated it it was ok This was an okay read The plot isn t bad But I really disliked the flat, pathetic, cliche characters Also the tension on the psychological side unfortunately falls short to impress.There are a few things in the book that made me roll my eyes, and one is the single mum reflection by Mel First of all come on Adele Parks It s year 2018 and no one blames single mums, and excludes them from playgroups I have raised one son here in the UK and always had single mums in playgroups and never seen This was an okay read The plot isn t bad But I really disliked the flat, pathetic, cliche characters Also the tension on the psychological side unfortunately falls short to impress.There are a few things in the book that made me roll my eyes, and one is the single mum reflection by Mel First of all come on Adele Parks It s year 2018 and no one blames single mums, and excludes them from playgroups I have raised one son here in the UK and always had single mums in playgroups and never seen any discrimination towards them Does it really help portraying Mel moaning like this Why not a moaning single dad, but a mum Why So I found Mel s complaints about lack of friends a bit far stretchered.Secondly, I really couldn t stand the way she compares everything Abi says automatically with herself she is supposed to be the good girl of the story but it s so pathetic She s also a very calculating person, i.e decorating the house before her arrival to impress her When Abi was telling how her husband cheated, she s expecting Abi to stop talking as her precious girls are in the room Come on , I have children as well you d just ask your child to go to their room, or move yourself to listen to your clearly upset friend, when she s telling you how her husband cheated on her Instead Mel gets annoyed that Abi speaks walking on her cheating husband near her children Is that supposed to be a good person Just selfish, sorry Cannot relate or sympathise with someone like Mel and found her portrayal for survival quite sexist Overall didn t like this book Sorry flag 21 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Elizabeth of Silvers Reviews rated it it was amazing E mailing a long lost friend about getting together seemed like the right thing to do, and Abi knew Mel wouldn t resist her plea about needing her.Abi e mailed Mel with her story of how her husband had cheated on her and how she wanted to re connect.When Abi arrived, it seemed she had on her agenda than getting re connected with Mel I actually sensed the true evilness of her plan She definitely was an excellent actress.Abbi kept up her plan since it was working and didn t seem to want to E mailing a long lost friend about getting together seemed like the right thing to do, and Abi knew Mel wouldn t resist her plea about needing her.Abi e mailed Mel with her story of how her husband had cheated on her and how she wanted to re connect.When Abi arrived, it seemed she had on her agenda than getting re connected with Mel I actually sensed the true evilness of her plan She definitely was an excellent actress.Abbi kept up her plan since it was working and didn t seem to want to change anything She was in a friend s house with a lovely family She was away from her ex husband She had Mel, the all trusting friend, and there was no reason to leave this cozy, rent free existence.Mel made me want to tell her to open her eyes and see what Abi was actually doing.We follow Abi and Mel in alternating chapters that tell of their present and past lives as we piece together what had happened and why Abi pretended to be a friend when in fact was seeking revenge and was jealous of Mel.The I read about Abi and what she was doing, the I disliked her She wasn t a friend at all When the reader finds out just what is actually going on, you will question if that had been Abi s plan from the beginning or if it was something else that brought her to Mel s doorstep.She did things to destroy Mel s life She ruined the family life that Ben and Mel had carefully put together, cherished, and enjoyed.I INVITED HER IN pulled me in from the beginning, and the intrigue didn t stop as the twists and revelations came to the surface.If you enjoy tension, a conniving main character, and secrets many characters are keeping, this book is for you 5 5This book was given to me by the publisher as an ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 20 likesLike see review Elizabeth of Silvers Reviews FULL REVIEW IS UP ENJOY IF YOU READ IT Feb 01, 2019 11 27PM Dec 16, 2018 Mandy White rated it liked it Shelves audible Loved loved loved Joanne Froggatt as the narrator The story meh I found it predictable and a bit long Heard such good things about it but I was disappointed flag 14 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Sep 24, 2018 Adele Shea rated it it was amazing Wow What a book This is definitely a must read.Abi calls upon her university friend Mel for help after finding her husband in bed with another woman She packs up and flies from her home in LA to Mel s home in England Mel has the most happiest of families That is until Abi steps into their home and blows the lives apart flag 14 likesLike see review Oct 03, 2018 Ova Excuse My Reading rated it it was ok review of another edition This was an okay read The plot isn t bad But I really disliked the flat, cliche characters Also the tension on the psychological side unfortunately falls short to impress.There are a few things in the book that made me roll my eyes, and one is the single mum reflection by Mel First of all come on Adele Parks It s year 2018 and no one blames single mums, and excludes them from playgroups I have raised one son here in the UK and always had single mums in playgroups and never seen any discri This was an okay read The plot isn t bad But I really disliked the flat, cliche characters Also the tension on the psychological side unfortunately falls short to impress.There are a few things in the book that made me roll my eyes, and one is the single mum reflection by Mel First of all come on Adele Parks It s year 2018 and no one blames single mums, and excludes them from playgroups I have raised one son here in the UK and always had single mums in playgroups and never seen any discrimination towards them Does it really help portraying Mel moaning like this Why not a moaning single dad, but a mum Why So I found Mel s complaints about lack of friends a bit far stretchered.Secondly, I really couldn t stand the way she compares everything Abi says automatically with herself she is supposed to be the good girl of the story but it s so pathetic She s also a very calculating person, i.e decorating the house before her arrival to impress her When Abi was telling how her husband cheated, she s expecting Abi to stop talking as her precious girls are in the room Come on , I have children as well you d just ask your child to go to their room, or move yourself to listen to your clearly upset friend, when she s telling you how her husband cheated on her Instead Mel gets annoyed that Abi speaks walking on her cheating husband near her children Is that supposed to be a good person Just selfish, sorry Cannot relate or sympathise with someone like Mel and found her portrayal for survival quite sexist Overall didn t like this book Sorry flag 12 likesLike see review Jan 04, 2019 Shelley rated it really liked it review of another edition Sometimes, Abi thought that Mel didn t deserve everything she had, everything she took for granted.I loved The Stranger In My Home and couldn t wait to read this The book was a bit of a rollercoaster It s an interesting and enjoyable read without dull or boring moments I can t remember reading a thriller with that many turns and lies As a reader you sit and stare at the pages and wonder what to believe Adele Parks managed the navigation through this turbulence very well.Ms Parks is a maste Sometimes, Abi thought that Mel didn t deserve everything she had, everything she took for granted.I loved The Stranger In My Home and couldn t wait to read this The book was a bit of a rollercoaster It s an interesting and enjoyable read without dull or boring moments I can t remember reading a thriller with that many turns and lies As a reader you sit and stare at the pages and wonder what to believe Adele Parks managed the navigation through this turbulence very well.Ms Parks is a master at creating tension and writing excellent characters, and I Invited Her In is no exception So much creepiness, so many themes to talk about, so many well written some unlikeable characters The two narratives worked well for me, I loved delving into the psyche of each woman.The author did amazing job of drip feeding the important information and the clues to the big reveal throughout the story through mini revels and through characters revealing things to one another and I am just in awe of the way she writes and the way she structures her novels So clever and just so gripping Just like her last novel, this one had me holding my breath and gasping at regular intervals throughout the book We have some classic unreliable narrators but we also have some characters who are much difficult to work out and keep you intrigued right up until the last page I wouldn t say I particularly warmed to any of the characters, but boy was I obsessed with finding out about every single one of these characters, what made them tick and how they fitted into the story They are people you know, people you recognise from everyday life, they are your neighbours Characters we can all relate to is just something else which this author excels at To say this book was a thriller, there isn t a lot of gore or violence in it, there are definitely moments that make the reader uncomfortable and moments that lead you down a path you never saw coming This is definitely a slow burn but the short chapters will mean you will continue to turn those pages way past your bedtime Some of the ways things that seem trivial are connected to the story are just mind blowing and I am just in awe of how cleverly written this novel is It was refreshing to read a book that focuses on women and conversations two friends might really have Thank you NetGalley, HARLEQUIN MIRA and Adele Parks for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review all opinions are my own. IinvitedHerIn NetGalleyAll my reviews can be found on my blog flag 11 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Aug 06, 2018 Cheryl M M rated it it was amazing I will start off by saying that unfortunately the greatest opposition and critics of women are often other women Instead of supporting each other and strengthening a sense of sisterhood we tend to target each other instead.Not that women can t have spectacular friendships, the kind that last for decades, but perhaps there are women you shouldn t invite into your home Shouldn t invite them to saunter half naked in front of your husband and nearly adult son Perhaps Mel is so blinded by the need I will start off by saying that unfortunately the greatest opposition and critics of women are often other women Instead of supporting each other and strengthening a sense of sisterhood we tend to target each other instead.Not that women can t have spectacular friendships, the kind that last for decades, but perhaps there are women you shouldn t invite into your home Shouldn t invite them to saunter half naked in front of your husband and nearly adult son Perhaps Mel is so blinded by the need to be Abi s friend that she refuses to see her for what she really is.If you have children there will come a time, and it might possibly shock you, when they reach a certain age and other people view them as potential partners When you walk down the street with your teenage daughter and you realise the middle aged or young man coming towards you is eyeing her up like an ice cream needing to be licked on a hot day.I can remember the first time I realised one of the parents in my youngest son s primary school was eyeballing my eldest son, a 6ft 2in sixteen year old, and attempting to flirt with him I just wasn t prepared for it, because in my head he will always be the cute curly haired two year old.My initial gut reaction to these moments was shock, then anger and now I use a technique I have spent many years cultivating called the stink eye, also commonly known as the evil eye.I found myself wondering what I would do or say in the same situation as Mel I m not sure I would be able to contain my inner rage The betrayal is an intimate one, boundaries are crossed and relationships broken There are some things that are unforgivable even if you have to resign yourself to a situation you can t change.Parks really knows how make her readers experience the emotional turmoil of her characters She does that by keeping her fiction as close to real life scenarios as possible Real people and real emotions are her forte It s a drama filled tale of revenge and shocking betrayal, a compelling read about a woman being blindsided by a friend she trusts completely.This is a read that will fuel discussion Who is right Would you forgive your friend Would you invite your friend in Yes, it is the kind of story that will make you angry and perhaps even a little frustrated on Mel s behalf I received a copy via NetGalley flag 10 likesLike see review Oct 12, 2018 Dee rated it did not like it review of another edition It is blatantly obvious what is going on within the first few chapters of this book, but it goes on and on and on with tedious padding in an attempt to drag out the non existent tension Terrible story, terrible characters, terribly written Avoid flag 9 likesLike see review Oct 25, 2018 Laura Rash rated it it was amazing What a ripper of a page turner This was engrossing from the first chapter until the very end with a unique story that changed so often it had me rereading to be sure I read what I did This was a first for this author for me but I m definitely backtracking to see what else she has flag 9 likesLike see review Sep 19, 2018 Mairead Hearne swirlandthread rated it liked it I INVITED HER IN and she took everything I Invited Her In is the latest novel from best selling author Adele Parks.Published on 20th September by HQ Stories, it is described as a gripping story of friendship and betrayal Mel is happily married to Ben, working in a high street clothes shop and living in suburbia With two little girls and a teenage son, life for Mel is good Having left college before she completed her degree, due to an unplanned pregnancy, Mel had experienced tough years I INVITED HER IN and she took everything I Invited Her In is the latest novel from best selling author Adele Parks.Published on 20th September by HQ Stories, it is described as a gripping story of friendship and betrayal Mel is happily married to Ben, working in a high street clothes shop and living in suburbia With two little girls and a teenage son, life for Mel is good Having left college before she completed her degree, due to an unplanned pregnancy, Mel had experienced tough years as a single mum to Liam Those early years created a very strong bond between Mel and Liam making her quite protective of him Very slow to bring a man into their lives, Mel was surprised when she met Ben and fell in love Ben treated Liam as his own from the beginning and the family muddled on with life in their own haphazard but happy manner.Out of the blue, Mel receives an email from a very old college buddy, Abi Currently living in the US, Abi is in the throes of a marriage breakup She had married a college boyfriend and together had lived a successful, but not so happy life in America Reeling from discovering her husband with another woman, Abi needs a break away and hopes to rebuild her friendship with Mel With plans to arrive in the UK, Mel invites Abi to stay with them for a few days while she figures out her next move.Mel and Abi had a great friendship in university but it had fizzled out after Mel gave birth to Liam Mel never got to fully experience those years after college when first salaries are earned and blown on the fun stuff, the social life, the clothes Mel is really excited that Abi has come back into her life and relishes the prospect of some girlie fun with her college bestie Mel s life has become rather mundane, as the daily chores pile up on her, and Abi is just the tonic she needs to reinvigorate her daily routine and shake things up a little.But Mel gets a little than she bargains for, when the full impact of her decisions comes home to her.Now here s the thing with this book, one minute I was riveted by the story line and next thing I was almost shouting at the characters, feeling very frustrated with their behaviour As Abi settles into her life in Mel and Ben s home, it s all very sweet and fun at the beginning but as time passes, things unravel and the truth is slowly revealed Mel seems blinded by what s going on, caught up in reliving her youth with Abi Ben, on the other hand, seems rational at times, yet at other times I felt his reactions were bizarre.Some of the decisions made by both Ben and Mel are quite incredible but also so very different Their reactions to quite disconcerting scenarios are so contrasting that I began to wonder is this just a gender issue Do men and women have such diverging views about certain scenarios Does Adele Parks capture these differences accurately I m strangely on the fence with this book I thought the story line was brilliantly twisted and sinister, yet I just could not warm to any of the characters I had to keep asking myself how plausible was the plot line and how much was I willing to suspend belief forI Invited Her In is a novel that reveals the dangers of keeping secrets buried and of revenge and regret Someone somewhere will ALWAYS uncover the truth and when this happens are you prepared to deal with the consequences I Invited Her In is an entertaining and interesting read, with plenty of themes to be chewed over and discussed I am delighted to have read it, even though I am still shouting at Mel, which is a credit to Adele Park s writing flag 8 likesLike see review Oct 13, 2018 Lydia Bailey rated it it was amazing Wow I ve loved devoured all of Adele Park s books so far this was no exception I d read a couple of reviews saying this one has a slow start but if you re familiar with her writing you know it s a setting of a scene you can just feel the tension simmering under the surface I was waiting with baited breath for lives to start unravelling unravel they certainly did Whilst the first twist is fairly easy to predict what follows after that certainly isn t I found it unput Wow I ve loved devoured all of Adele Park s books so far this was no exception I d read a couple of reviews saying this one has a slow start but if you re familiar with her writing you know it s a setting of a scene you can just feel the tension simmering under the surface I was waiting with baited breath for lives to start unravelling unravel they certainly did Whilst the first twist is fairly easy to predict what follows after that certainly isn t I found it unputdownable I just kept reading until I d finished in the wee small hours The characters AP creates are so very real having a 17 yr old son myself I almost cried when reading the wedding morning scenario really felt Mel s pain My only gripe is that the publishers shouldn t describe it as a thriller as it does the book an injustice especially if readers are expecting blood mystery It s clever gritty in its own right but it s not a thriller flag 7 likesLike see review Oct 22, 2018 Sarah rated it really liked it I think this book was a very good read I really enjoyed the multiple twists in the story even though I d already figured most of them out by the time they were revealed The book started off really well and I was hooked but then it got a little boring in the middle and I became less interested in reading the book but it picked up eventually and I became hooked again It was a really well thought out story and I really enjoyed it I did think the book went on way too long It didn t hold my inte I think this book was a very good read I really enjoyed the multiple twists in the story even though I d already figured most of them out by the time they were revealed The book started off really well and I was hooked but then it got a little boring in the middle and I became less interested in reading the book but it picked up eventually and I became hooked again It was a really well thought out story and I really enjoyed it I did think the book went on way too long It didn t hold my interest for the whole story but nonetheless I thought it was really good It also had a good ending which is important in a book Overall an interesting book which I would definitely recommend flag 8 likesLike see review Sep 13, 2018 TracieB rated it it was ok Shelves 2018, netgalley, physcological thriller To be honest and probably in the minority here, but i found this book really tough to get into, i put it on hold and read a couple of other books and then came back to it, i sadly just wasn t gripped, i didn t really like either Mel or Abi and not only did i guess the 2 twists i just found it all to to be just too predictable But saying that i have heard good things about Parks books so i am still keen to read something else, i hate leaving negative reviews but sometimes not all books do it for To be honest and probably in the minority here, but i found this book really tough to get into, i put it on hold and read a couple of other books and then came back to it, i sadly just wasn t gripped, i didn t really like either Mel or Abi and not only did i guess the 2 twists i just found it all to to be just too predictable But saying that i have heard good things about Parks books so i am still keen to read something else, i hate leaving negative reviews but sometimes not all books do it for us and sadly this was one of mine flag 7 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Aug 24, 2018 Glynis rated it really liked it Adele ParksShe invited Her InI am happy to admit I have never read an Adele Parks novel before, always believing they are just chicklit or romance Neither of which are really my cup of tea so I thought I would just give her a try.Well THANK YOU Netgalley and the publisher I was bowled over, a fantastic storyline so much so I was reading far into the wee hours with a very large glass of wine A superb read and it won t now be my first and last Adele Parks flag 7 likesLike see review Oct 26, 2018 Sara Eames rated it it was ok review of another edition 2.5 starsI usually enjoy Adele Parks, but could not get on with this book This was of a domestic drama than a psychological thriller Also, n my opinion, the book contained the following problems CHARACTERS the majority of the characters annoyed me one way or another Mel was so wet she should have drowned in a puddle of her own making Abigail was a pantomime villain Rob was of no significance until it was suddenly decided he d better play a bigger part in the drama Liam was an idiot 2.5 starsI usually enjoy Adele Parks, but could not get on with this book This was of a domestic drama than a psychological thriller Also, n my opinion, the book contained the following problems CHARACTERS the majority of the characters annoyed me one way or another Mel was so wet she should have drowned in a puddle of her own making Abigail was a pantomime villain Rob was of no significance until it was suddenly decided he d better play a bigger part in the drama Liam was an idiot who practically deserved all he got only Ben and the girls were likable characters and even they had their irritating moments PLOT TWISTS The twists and I use the word lightly were so predictable they might as well have held a sign that said woohoo, look at me, I m a plot twist The plot itself was fairly unbelievable and you really had to suspend your disbelief a number of times THE ENDING the ending was schmaltzy and annoying The epilogue was about the wrong person Not all questions were answered fully and the story just seemed to stop once the word count was high enough, I assume.All in all, not one of my favourite reads flag 6 likesLike see review Nov 01, 2018 Claire rated it really liked it I would like to thank NetGalley for my copy in exchange for an honest review A gripping story of friendship and betrayal from international best selling author Adele Parks I invited her in and she took everything What a twisted yet predictable tale The book had a big build up but it took about half of the story to actually get some proper drama I felt like at each twist and turn I knew what was already about to happen and nothing surprised me The main characters are both strong woman in I would like to thank NetGalley for my copy in exchange for an honest review A gripping story of friendship and betrayal from international best selling author Adele Parks I invited her in and she took everything What a twisted yet predictable tale The book had a big build up but it took about half of the story to actually get some proper drama I felt like at each twist and turn I knew what was already about to happen and nothing surprised me The main characters are both strong woman in their own right but their friendship is torn apart by betrayal, jealousy and revenge Abi reminded me quite a lot of the main character from Gone Girl.Although lacking in unpredictably, I really enjoyed this, particularly once we were past the half way mark At that point, it kept my attention I couldn t put it down It was my first read by Adele Parks and I m sure I ll read flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 21, 2019 Cassie Traveling Sister rated it it was amazing review of another edition I Invited Her In.And She Took Everything Sometimes, Abi thought that Mel didn t deserve everything she took for granted Wow what a description for a book I knew when I read that, this was going to be my type of book Mel Harrison hasn t seen her longtime friend from her university days Abi, since Mel had left after getting pregnant from a one night stand and had to leave to raise her baby Mel decides to invite Abi after receiving an email explaining she s going through a divorce after I Invited Her In.And She Took Everything Sometimes, Abi thought that Mel didn t deserve everything she took for granted Wow what a description for a book I knew when I read that, this was going to be my type of book Mel Harrison hasn t seen her longtime friend from her university days Abi, since Mel had left after getting pregnant from a one night stand and had to leave to raise her baby Mel decides to invite Abi after receiving an email explaining she s going through a divorce after catching her husband cheating Mel s excited to catch up with her and relive their old university days Since graduating from the university Abi has become a successful t.v presenter and married her long time university boyfriend whose become a producer and has also made a name for himself as well Mel is now married to Ben, he is kind and understand he met Mel while she s was single mom raising her son from the one night stand Liam Ben has taken his role of dad to Liam seriously and he now has two little girls with Mel Mel is very content with her life and happy Abi s life isn t as perfect as she portrays she doesn t have any children due to her husbands choice and her husband is a serial cheater Abi knows the very person who does have it all and she s about to embark on a a course of action to take Everything from her and some I invited her in is told mostly in Mel s point of view with some chapters dropped in that focus on the other characters The story is a slow builder but once you have invested some time in getting to know the characters your hooked Abi takes crazy to another level for me She s so manipulative and crazy it honesty scared me on how much time she had invested into her plan I Invited Her In is a story of revenge ,twisted jealousy and unimaginable malice I became so invested in Mel s life and her choices when she discovers Abi s true intent This was an emotional roller coaster I would warn some fellow readers that this book did contain some graphic sexual descriptions which may not be for everyone I give this book four stars flag 5 likesLike see review Sep 11, 2018 Mark rated it it was amazing Hey Mel and Abi went to Uni togetherthey had a wild timethen, after a one night stand Mel falls pregnant, she leaves Uni and makes a life for herself with her son Liamalong the way meets and marries Ben and has 2 girls.e never hears from Abi again BUT keeps an eye on her via the internet as she is a B list TV staren she receives a FB requestthen a must meet upxt thing Mel invites her stay for the weekend things are not going well for AbiMel Invited Hey Mel and Abi went to Uni togetherthey had a wild timethen, after a one night stand Mel falls pregnant, she leaves Uni and makes a life for herself with her son Liamalong the way meets and marries Ben and has 2 girls.e never hears from Abi again BUT keeps an eye on her via the internet as she is a B list TV staren she receives a FB requestthen a must meet upxt thing Mel invites her stay for the weekend things are not going well for AbiMel Invited her in and she stayed, boy did she stay say she unleashed chaos is not an exaggerationMel is in awe, giddy, reckless and reliving her uni days BUT Abi has a plana big planan audacious planthat brings Mel crashing down from her haze of happiness.Abi intends to control Mel s family and not in the way you and I thought I detested Abi A Manipulator with a capital M, she shocked and repelled me.but as in all things there is always to a story than meets the eyeand in this case as the story unfolds the shocks and revelations keep a comingA brutally wonderful story with characters to despise and love and sides to firmly take Edgy and dark but told in a chatty way from different perspectives I have to admit to finding the first few chapters hard going but then the story took off and took off with no holds barredLoved it10 10 5 stars flag 5 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 21, 2019 Eve rated it really liked it Shelves second chance Contemporary Women s Fiction Psychological Domestic Life Friendship SuspenseImagine the worst thing a friend could ever do This is worse.When Melanie 37 hears from a long lost friend in need of help, she doesn t hesitate to invite her to stay at her home which she shares with her husband Ben, two daughters and 17 year old son Liam Melanie and Abigail 37 were best friends back in the day, sharing the highs and lows of student life, until Mel s unplanned pregnancy made her drop out Contemporary Women s Fiction Psychological Domestic Life Friendship SuspenseImagine the worst thing a friend could ever do This is worse.When Melanie 37 hears from a long lost friend in need of help, she doesn t hesitate to invite her to stay at her home which she shares with her husband Ben, two daughters and 17 year old son Liam Melanie and Abigail 37 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 and two good friends lost touch for years But they are about to be reunited again after 17 years But what Melanie, a wife and mother of three, and childless Abigail have in common Why Abigail decided to get in touch with Melanie after all these years I INVITED HER IN was one of those books that I both enjoyed and loathed The title of this book makes it clear that devious Abigail is not the long lost friend Melanie hopes for and her life is about to be turned upside down Naturally Melanie has some dark secrets of her own.I hated, was frustrated, annoyed with some of the characters and their actions The storyline managed to hold my interest and I wanted to find out how it all will end I liked that author created very good and strong bond between Ben and Mel s son, Liam Too often we read books where new partner do not have any good feelings towards the stepchildren or vice versa But in this one Ben was amazing It was a really nice change.So if you are looking for a story about friendship, parenting, marriage, trust, love, jealousy, sex, secrets, betrayal, revenge and the illusion of happiness, then give this book a try If you enjoyed this one, and want of the old friends reunite plot, then I d like to recommend It s Always the Husband and In a Dark, Dark Wood flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 12, 2018 Joan rated it it was amazing When Abi needs her most, Mel invites her into her family home and shares, supports and indulges her, showering her with love and concerned friendship, despite the fact that they have had no contact for 17 years, since Mel left Uni after falling victim of a one night stand and electing to keep her resulting baby, a son, facing life as a single mother She never regretted her decision and bravely reared a considerate, polite and welcoming son.Meanwhile Abi has married her long time boyfriend and m When Abi needs her most, Mel invites her into her family home and shares, supports and indulges her, showering her with love and concerned friendship, despite the fact that they have had no contact for 17 years, since Mel left Uni after falling victim of a one night stand and electing to keep her resulting baby, a son, facing life as a single mother She never regretted her decision and bravely reared a considerate, polite and welcoming son.Meanwhile Abi has married her long time boyfriend and moved with him to Los Angeles She s made a name for herself nationwide as the hostess of a TV chat show She is a real celebrity back in the USA, still as bewitchingly gorgeous as ever, very wealthy but very needy, after finding her husband in their marital bed with a younger model Mel and Ali rekindled their once close friendship, taking it on from where it had stalled all of those long years ago Mel is now happily married to Ben and a mother of three, her 17 year old son and two young daughters fathered by Ben after their marriage Everyone is starry eyed about Mel s new houseguest and their friendship flourishes.However secrets have a way of revealing themselves at the most untimely point and also of having the power to totally spoil things, and in this story full of deceit, revenge, point scoring, jealousy and revenge, that s exactly what happens The pace of this novel is dynamic and furious There is no way to predict what will happen in the end, because everything runs away most unexpectedly and the story is forever changing its way Trust is broken and a family is fractured almost beyond recognition Adele Parks has littered her story plan skilfully with a plethora of suspense, thrills and spills and a truly fantastic ending.The character development in her story is wondrous and beautifully diverse The story is character led and full of anger, love, family life and an unreliable and merciless wolf in sheep s clothing Wherever will the betrayal and suspense end With punch after punch, it is anybody s guess The last person standing may just reap the rewards.I received a complimentary copy of this novel from publisher HQ through my membership of NetGalley in return for an honest review These are my own honest opinions without any outside influences I thought this novel was very good indeed The plot was interesting, complex and uniquely twisted The writing was very engaging and this author really understands what the reader wants from a novel within this genre and once again has delivered I ve read a few of her novels in the past but this one is definitely my favourite flag 4 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 20, 2018 Jeannie Zelos rated it liked it I Invited Her In, Adele ParksReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre Mystery ThrillersI enjoy books like this, they challenge me to think what would I do At first I was interested but I did get tired of the way the story was told, via inner thoughts, when for me dialogue based works better, where we have a slip back in time to see events as they happen Well, see from that persons POV anyway Later in the story we do get some of these but the start nearly made me give up Works f I Invited Her In, Adele ParksReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre Mystery ThrillersI enjoy books like this, they challenge me to think what would I do At first I was interested but I did get tired of the way the story was told, via inner thoughts, when for me dialogue based works better, where we have a slip back in time to see events as they happen Well, see from that persons POV anyway Later in the story we do get some of these but the start nearly made me give up Works for some readers that way though, but like me, not all I could see where Mel wanted to give a good impression to Abi, everyone is proud of their homes and family and want others to see them at their best, but couldn t see why she didn t simply ask her how long, set a time limit in the visit especially as Ben isn t happy about an open ended stay Its not like they ve been close for the past 17 years, even if they were Bfs at uni It seemed a bit strange, and then of course I started to put things together, though I wasn t certain Its a fun read, very real characters, events that I could see easily working like that in real life I didn t like Abi, not one bit, but even so hadn t guessed exactly what her angle was I was shocked by events, thought I liked the ending and then, those last couple of pages.Nope, I didn t want that even though they are not real characters They felt real to me and I cared about them as if they were real Stars three, I guessed a chunk of the plot, enjoyed the story and was surprised by other parts but I did get tired of some daily trivia that didn t add to the story, felt repetitive ARC supplied by Netgalley and Publishers flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 19, 2018 karen mary davey rated it did not like it Yawn Aargh This was so predictable an insult to reader intelligence Adele Parks writing is light and engaging and this should have been an enjoyable easy read But the secret at the heart of the novel is blindingly obvious from about page 22, and from that point I was bored and frustrated Avoid flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Michelle Ryles rated it really liked it Shelves galleys read As a long time fan of her writing, I haven t read an Adele Parks novel for a while but there was something so very inviting sorry about her new book, I Invited Her In As soon as I picked it up, I remembered why I love Adele Parks books so much the writing is so descriptive and the characters are so very 3 dimensional that it s like watching a soap opera created with wonderful words.Mel and Abi were friends at university who lost touch when an unplanned pregnancy caused Mel to drop out of As a long time fan of her writing, I haven t read an Adele Parks novel for a while but there was something so very inviting sorry about her new book, I Invited Her In As soon as I picked it up, I remembered why I love Adele Parks books so much the writing is so descriptive and the characters are so very 3 dimensional that it s like watching a soap opera created with wonderful words.Mel and Abi were friends at university who lost touch when an unplanned pregnancy caused Mel to drop out of her studies Many years later, Mel is surprised when Abi contacts her out of the blue and before she knows it she has invited Abi to stay at her house Mel s house reminded me a bit of the TV show Outnumbered always busy and a little frazzled with children at the heart of it Just how will childless Abi fit in Oh she fits in alright, she makes herself quite at home and I even exclaimed out loud at one point what a bitch As Abi makes her intentions clear I was absolutely fuming How dare she I knew she had an ulterior motive but I didn t realise just how devious she was As the cracks in Mel s family spread like a broken eggshell, I was firmly on Team Mel and hoped that blood proved to be thicker than water With a bitch like Abi around though, anything could happen.I loved the way that I Invited Her In put a friendship under the microscope Mel considered Abi a friend at university but it s true that you never really know how the other person feels about you So many people are fake and it seems like some of us are forever destined to get burned.This is one of those books that I would place in my bitch lit genre Abi really grated on me and made me so mad whereas Mel was so trusting and honest I m even feeling mad just writing about it As mad as I was, I couldn t read it fast enough so see if Abi s true colours would be revealed before it was too late All in all, a very enjoyable read.I chose to read an ARC and this is my honest and unbiased opinion flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Bookread2day rated it really liked it review of another edition My review on my website bookread2day.wordpress Twitter bookpage5The famous word UNPUTDOWNABLE Adele Parks has always been on my top list of favourite authors.When Mel lets her old friend Abi from university come to stay in her home with her family, after Abi leaves her husband Little does Mel know that her own family are about to ripped apart, all by her old friend Abi Honstly with Abi s demands and smoking, I would nt have let her stay as long as she needed too I wanted Mel to get My review on my website bookread2day.wordpress Twitter bookpage5The famous word UNPUTDOWNABLE Adele Parks has always been on my top list of favourite authors.When Mel lets her old friend Abi from university come to stay in her home with her family, after Abi leaves her husband Little does Mel know that her own family are about to ripped apart, all by her old friend Abi Honstly with Abi s demands and smoking, I would nt have let her stay as long as she needed too I wanted Mel to get a grip and send Abi on her way to find somewhere else to stay My advice every reader needs to read this book and read every word, every page, I assure you all lots of twists that you won t see coming flag 3 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet 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    1. Hmmm well where do I start with I Invited Her In With having read MANY thrillers it takes a lot to impress this girl right here I have read some amazing thrillers this genre but unfortunately this one fell super flat for me The premise sounded promising with inviting a long lost girlfriend into your home and her taking everything But, I was hoping that the author would take a fun spin with this on that tagline In my opinion, these stories have to have twists, edginess, and keeping Hmmm well wher [...]

    2. I Invited Her In And She Took Everything Mel Harrison hasn t seen her old University pal Abi in years So when she gets in touch by email out of the blue Mel decides to invite Abi for a visit she is excited to catch up with her and relive their old uni days Mel had to drop out of uni in her second year due to an unplanned pregnancy while Abi has gone on to be a successful tv presenter in the US.Mel is now married to Ben.Ben is kind and understanding he met Mel as a single mum to Liam I Invited He [...]

    3. I received a free e copy of I Invited Her In by Adele Parks from NetGalley for my honest review.Mel and Abi are best friends that share everything Mel ends up getting pregnant from a one night stand and then everything changes Mel drops out of school and then Mel and Abi drift apart, living very different lives Seventeen years later Mel is married to Ben and has a wonderful son Liam and two beautiful girls Abi and Imogen Abi is married to Rob and they have everything they can dream of, I receive [...]

    4. novelist Adele Parks, is the author of almost twenty titles Her latest is a domestic thriller, titled I Invited Her In It is a tale of the difficulties of female friendship, envy, revenge and explosive secrets This was a tantalising read, that I devoured in a short space of time, despite the fact that the book was almost 500 pages It is hard to visualise the worst possible thing a friend could do There are a few options that come to mind, but the novelist Adele Parks, is the author of almost twe [...]

    5. This book was a hard one to review because there were some things, the plot for example, that were brilliant The story was well conceived and could have been great.The stumbling block for me was the way the story was told It could have been shorter because it felt like a lot of the writing was fleshing out rather than relevant content This was one book that for me had a fabulous synopsis and story plan but the actual execution missed the mark for me.If you are going to do a trope in the sus This [...]

    6. This was a twisted, domestic noir all about friendship and betrayal, jealousy and revenge and wanting what you can t have Unfortunately, it wasn t a book I cared much for, and I wasn t engaged enough to bother what happened to any of the characters That said, I always try to read to end of each book, and this honestly wasn t bad enough to DNF it, so I continued despite not enjoying it It s well written, i ll give it that, but the story was one i ve read a gazillion times over using well worn Thi [...]

    7. This was an okay read The plot isn t bad But I really disliked the flat, pathetic, cliche characters Also the tension on the psychological side unfortunately falls short to impress.There are a few things in the book that made me roll my eyes, and one is the single mum reflection by Mel First of all come on Adele Parks It s year 2018 and no one blames single mums, and excludes them from playgroups I have raised one son here in the UK and always had single mums in playgroups and never seen This wa [...]

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