Whatever It Takes
A compelling tale of family ties and dark secrets
By Adele Parks
Adele Parks writes novels that real women want to read. Her books get right to the heart of the dilemmas women - and men - face in their lives; her characters are real as are the choices they make.
What if love's not enough?
Whatever It Takes is an emotionally powerful and unputdownable novel from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home.
Eloise Hamilton is a Londoner born and bred, so it is a momentous day when she reluctantly agrees to uproot to Dartmouth, leaving behind her perfect world so her husband can return to his.
There are compensations, however. Her mother-in-law Margaret welcomes her with open arms, and she can still rely on best friend Sara to be her lifeline to London.
But both Margaret and Sara are facing their own difficulties. Thrust into unexpected turmoil, Eloise finds she is the one holding everything together - by an ever-weakening thread.
As her world implodes with the strain of being responsible for all around her, someone is bound to be overlooked. And the damage might be irreparable...
Includes a preview of The Stranger In My Home, out now.
What readers are saying about Whatever It Takes:
'One of the best books I've read in a long time. So many twists and turns, but filled with so much love'
'Fantastically written and incredibly entertaining to read. There were parts that touched me, and parts that absolutely riled me but this was such a treat'
Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel in 2000. Since then, her many Sunday Times bestsellers have been translated into twenty-six different languages. Adele spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. Adele believes reading is a basic human right, so she works closely with The Reading Agency as an Ambassador for Reading Ahead, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy.
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17 Jan 2013
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'Her best yet....brilliantly, pacy and insightful narrative' — Daily Mail
'Once again, Parks has delivered a winner...her prose is always wonderfully accessible, yet strikingly sharp' — Mirror
'Another corker about women's issues from Parks' pen. Totally compelling' — Sun
'Powerful and emotional' — Red
'A riveting read full of truths and tender moments' — Good Housekeeping
'We positively raced through this insightful, wonderfully written novel that will strike a chord with many' — Closer