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The Stranger In My Home: I thought she was my daughter. I was wrong.

By Adele Parks

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The Number One eBook Bestseller, The Stranger In My Home, is the compelling new novel from Adele Parks, which begins with a knock on the door that will change a family's life completely...

The Number One eBook Bestseller

What would YOU do if your child wasn't yours?

Utterly compelling, Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks's new contemporary novel The Stranger In My Home, is sure to move, grip and delight her fans, along with readers of Liane Moriarty, Lisa Jewell and Shari Lapena.

Alison is lucky and she knows it. She has the life she always craved, including a happy home with Jeff and their brilliant, vivacious teenage daughter, Katherine - the absolute centre of Alison's world.

Then a knock at the door ends life as they know it.

Fifteen years ago, someone else took Alison's baby from the hospital. And now Alison is facing the unthinkable.

The daughter she brought home doesn't belong to her.

When you have everything you dreamed of, there is everything to lose.

Biographical Notes

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.

Meet Adele! Visit her website for the latest news on her upcoming events: www.adeleparks.com, head to Facebook for exclusive extras: facebook.com/OfficialAdeleParks and chat with Adele on Twitter @adeleparks.

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  • ISBN: 9781472205520
  • Publication date: 09 Feb 2017
  • Page count: 480
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Gripping, twisty and heartbreaking, this standout story is a triumph — Isabelle Broom, Heat

Adele Parks does it again. She's already proved she can write a sparkling rom com, a moving love story and a lovingly researched historical novel, now she's taken on the domestic thriller genre and nailed it. Tightly plotted, brilliantly conceived and totally gripping

— Lisa Jewell
Filled with drama, riddled with deceit, The Stranger In My Home is another wonderfully tragic and atmospheric story about the complexities of morals and issues and with such an unexpected ending that will leave the reader gasping in shock — Handwritten Girl
Twisty, unputdownable and utterly engrossing — Jenny Colgan
Gripped from the very first line, this rollercoaster read is undoubtedly Adele Parks's best novel yet — Bella Magazine
You MUST discover this absolute gem of a novel for yourself... It had me truly gripped from start to finish — The Welsh Librarian
A slow burning story that speeds up halfway through, its pace mirrors Alison's psyche as it unravels, holding the reader in suspense before packing a final punch. Unpredictable and gripping until the end — The Lady
The plot twists and turns...and the reader is left frantic to know how it's going to work out — Woman
The secrets, lies and suspense kept me engrossed — Daily Mail
A wonderful exploration of love — Katie Fforde
A must read. Romantic, yet truthful, this is a moving love story with unforgettable characters — Jenny Colgan
A heart-warming, heart breaking tale of love and loss, with an ending that will knock you off your feet. This is Adele Parks at the top of her game — Mike Gayle
Utterly engrossing and beautifully written — Freya North
A fairy tale with bite. Sparkly, compelling and - ultimately unexpected — Jane Fallon
Adele Parks' wonderful and heart breaking new novel will stay with you — Chris Manby
Adele Parks is a deft observer of human nature — Kathleen Tessaro
A thrilling cross-generational love story. We can't think of many authors who create more flawed and loveable characters — Glamour
Written with wit, and finishes with a surprisingly bittersweet twist — Sunday Mirror
An emotional rollercoaster of a read — Woman & Home
Well observed, original and wonderfully crafted, this is my favourite Adele Parks book to date — Sun
An emotional punch of an ending — Good Housekeeping
A big final twist that will keep you reading — Heat
A sweet, moving and romantic story that will captivate you from the first page — Closer
The story is completely mesmerising, and the ending heartbreakingly epic. Adele has created a cast of characters that completely cover the moral spectrum. The State We're In is a superb triumph — We Love This Book
This book made me laugh, caught at my heart and then broke it. The story is clearly building to something but I didn't know what - I won't spoil it but this is definitely not one for public transport — A Case for Books
A perceptive insight into family life, both idyllic and dreadful, and the individuals that are part of it. The characters are all people that you can believe in...and the ending? It's an absolute stunner! — Our Book Reviews
The secrets, lies and suspense kept me engrossed — Daily Mail
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