A compelling novel of love, lust and lies
By Adele Parks
Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks writes novels that real women want to read. With her trademark tell-it-like-it-is style, she gets right to the heart of the dilemmas people face in their lives and takes her stories to unexpected places.
SHE'S PLAYING WITH FIRE...
The unforgettable debut novel from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home. Playing Away became an instant bestseller, is irresistible, unputdownable and the nearest thing you'll get to an affair without actually having one...
Connie Green's life should be perfect. She's married to gentle, loving Luke, has a good job and really fabulous friends. She thinks she can't be happier.
But she's just met John Harding.
Spectacularly unsuitable and overwhelmingly sexy, he's about to destroy her peace of mind and her happily ever after, yet she just can't seem to resist.
And to have any chance of clearing her head, Connie needs to get out of John's bed...
What readers are saying about Playing Away:
'A refreshingly honest look at the lives of thirty-somethings who have been through the Bridget Jones singleton era, and have moved on. Totally engaging - I couldn't put it down!'
'I was amused, touched, romanced, saddened and thrilled by the story from start to finish. Totally unputdownable!'
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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10 May 2012
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'When it comes to fiction reflecting feminine issues, Adele Parks has her finger on the pulse' — Glamour
'Wonderfully plotted, moving and insightful...shot through with funny, tender and observant moments' — Daily Mail
'Full of emotional set-pieces and real insight into relationships between men and women' — Heat
'A fabulous mix of comedy, real life and emotional depth' — Daily Express
'A wicked pleasure' — Woman & Home
'She is a particularly acute observer of relationship ups and downs, and her stories are always as insightful as they are entertaining' — Daily Mirror
'Guaranteed to keep you hooked until the end' — She magazine
'Parks writes with wit and a keen eye for detail' — Guardian
'Deliciously down to earth' — The Times
'Entertaining and sophisticated' — Marie Claire
'Observant, sensitive and funny' — Closer
'Dark, funny and observant' — Cosmopolitan
'Compulsively addictive' — Elle