The State We're In
An intriguing novel of love and possibility
By Adele Parks
Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks gets right to the heart of the dilemmas women - and men - face in their lives in this unforgettable and heart-wrenching novel of love, loss, and the secrets we all keep.
What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on a plane is destined to change your life? Especially when they appear to be your opposite in every way...
The No. 1 ebook bestseller, The State We're In, is the stunning, emotionally powerful novel from Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks, author of The Stranger In My Home. The perfect read for fans of Jane Green and Sheila O'Flanagan.
Jo is a hopeless romantic. Worried she let her soulmate slip away, she's chasing her past all the way to Chicago to break up her ex-fiancé's wedding.
Dean is a resolute cynic. After a brief (but not brief enough) trip to London, he's returning to Chicago, where he moved to escape his dysfunctional past.
In the time it takes to fly from London to Chicago, each finds something in the other that they didn't even realise they needed.
But it's only when they get off the plane that their true journey begins...
What readers are saying about The State We're In:
'This book is full of surprises and twists that keep you guessing until the end. It is one of those books that I was absolutely devastated to have finished'
'You will laugh, you may cry, but on the whole it is an extremely heart-warming tale that delivers a generous dose of optimism'
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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04 Jul 2013
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'Wonderfully plotted, moving and insightful...this is Parks' best yet, completely deserving of the accolades currently being heaped upon it and shot through with funny, tender and observant moments. I loved it' — Daily Mail
'Full of emotional set-pieces and real insight into relationships between men and women' — Heat
'She is a particularly acute observer of relationship ups and downs, and her stories are always as insightful as they are entertaining' — Daily Mirror