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

Author

Adele Parks

Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel, PLAYING AWAY, in 2000, which was the debut bestseller of that year. All of Adele's novels have been top ten bestsellers and her work has been translated into twenty-five different languages. Adele has 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 of the Six Book Challenge, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy. In 2011 she was a judge for the Costa Book Awards.

Headline Review

The Image of You

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks

The Image of You is the utterly gripping new novel from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 bestselling ebook, The Stranger In My Home. This compelling story of families, love, deception and secrets is perfect for fans of TV's Doctor Foster, The Replacement, Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies and Lisa Jewell. When all you can see is what they want you to see... Can you ever trust someone you meet online?Anna and Zoe are twins. Identical in appearance, utterly different in personality, they share a bond so close that nothing - or no one - can rip them apart. Until Anna meets charismatic Nick. Anna is trusting, romantic and hopeful; she thinks Nick is perfect. Zoe is daring, dangerous and extreme; she thinks Nick is a liar. Zoe has seen Anna betrayed by men before. She'll stop at nothing to discover if Nick is as good as he seems. The problem is, lies may hurt. But honesty can kill.

Headline Review

Love Is Complicated: A Selection Of Short Stories

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks
Headline Review

New Beginnings: A Selection Of Short Stories

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks
Headline Review

Happy Endings: A Selection Of Short Stories

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks

Adele Parks, the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE STATE WE'RE IN and WHATEVER IT TAKES, draws together some of her most popular short stories in a collection that will delight existing and new fans alike, and appeal to readers of Lisa Jewell and Jojo Moyes.The course of true love never did run smooth, but sometimes it's worth the ride. Adele Parks, with her trademark, up-front, tell-it-as-it-is style, gets right to the heart of the dilemmas real women - and men - face in their lives.HAPPY ENDINGS is the second of four deliciously insightful e-short story collections about the changing face of love - and holding out for the ever-after you've dreamed about. ***Includes a preview of Adele's emotional, passionate and sweeping new historical novel IF YOU GO AWAY.***

Headline Review

If You Go Away

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks

Glamorous debutantes, heartbreak and discovering just what is worth fighting for in the new historical novel from Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks.1914. Vivian, a young, impassioned debutante is hurried into a pedestrian marriage to cover a scandal. War breaks out on her wedding day - domestically and across Europe. Quick to escape the disappointment of matrimony, her traditionalist husband immediately enlists and Vivian has no alternative than to take up the management and running of his estate - after all, everyone is required to do their bit. Even pretty, inadequately-educated young wives.Howard, a brilliant young playwright rushes to the front to see for himself the best and the worst of humanity; he cannot imagine what the horror might be. In March 1916, when conscription becomes law, it is no longer enough for him to report on the War, it's a legal requirement that he joins the ranks. Howard refuses, becoming one of the most notorious conscientious objectors of the time. Disarmingly handsome, famous, articulate and informed, he's a threat to the government. Narrowly escaping a death sentence by agreeing to take essential work on Vivian's farm, it's only then Howard understands what is worth fighting for.

Headline Review

Finding The One: A Selection Of Short Stories

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks
Headline Review

Spare Brides

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks

As featured on Radio 2 Summer reads.The 1920s: a time of hope, promise - and parties. But not all the men came home, after The War.Meet the spare brides.Young, gorgeous - and unexpectedly alone.Ava relishes the freedom of being single.Sarah fears no one can replace her hero husband.Beatrice finds it hard to shine, next to her dazzling friends.And Lydia is married, rich, privileged: so isn't she one of the lucky ones?Then a chance encounter changes everything.Angry, damaged and dangerously attractive, Edgar Trent is an irresistable temptation.And the old rules no longer apply...

Headline Review

Whatever It Takes

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks
Headline Review

The Other Woman's Shoes

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks
Headline Review

Young Wives' Tales

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks

Lucy, Rose and Connie are back in the stylish, insightful sequel to Adele Parks' PLAYING AWAY which is every bit as addictive as her debut bestseller and follows the friends' fortunes in their new roles as wives, mothers and lovers with plenty of surprises along the way...Lucy stole her friend Rose's 'happily ever after' because she wanted Rose's husband - and Lucy always gets what she wants. Big mistake. Rose was the ideal wife and is the ideal mother; Lucy was the perfect mistress. Now neither can find domestic bliss playing each other's roles. They both envy Connie, who is happily married and is effortlessly balancing two kids with a fulfilling career. Until, that is, a dangerous old flame flickers back into view and threatens her marriage. But there are even more twists in the tale to come...*Includes bonus material*

Headline Review

Happy Families

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks

Lisa is forty-two, divorced and a mum of three. For the past year, she has been going out with Mark, who is five years younger than her. Lisa really likes him but she worries that one day he will leave - just like her ex-husband did. On top of everything else, Lisa feels really tired and moody, and has put on weight. She thinks it's the menopause - but could there be another reason for how she's feeling? Lisa's life is about to change in a big way but does she want Mark by her side? Does he even want to be there? With the help of her family and friends, Lisa starts to believe that a second chance of love and happiness might just be possible...

Headline Review

Playing Away

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks

Connie has been married for a year to her gentle, loving husband Luke. She thought she couldn't be happier. But she's just met John Harding. Imagine the sexiest man you can think of. He's a walking stag weekend. He's a funny, disrespectful, fast, confident, irreverent pub crawl. He is also completely unscrupulous. He is about to destroy Connie's peace of mind, but she can't resist. She's playing with fire. And playing against the rules...

Headline Review

Game Over

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks
Headline Review

Larger than Life

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks

Georgina fell in love with Hugh the moment she first saw him, aged just eighteen, and she's never loved another man. Unfortunately, for all that time he's been someone else's husband and father... After years of waiting on the side-lines, Georgina finally gets him when his marriage breaks down. But her dream come true turns into a nightmare when she falls pregnant and Hugh makes it clear he's been there, done that and doesn't want to do it all again. She has to believe Hugh has been worth the wait but Georgina can't help but ask herself, is this baby bigger than the biggest love of her life?

Headline Review

Still Thinking of You

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks

Tash and Rich are wild about each other; their relationship is honest, fresh and magical, so they dash towards a romantic elopement in the French Alps. However, five of Rich's old university friends crash the wedding holiday and they bring with them a whole load of ancient baggage. Can Tash hold on to Rich when she's challenged by years of complicated yet binding history and a dense web of dark secrets and intrigues? And, as some of those secrets come to light, she has to ask herself does she even want to?

Headline Review

Husbands

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks
Headline Review

Tell Me Something

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks

Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks asks can dreams live up to reality in her addictive novel set in glorious sun-drenched Italy, where a marriage crumbles, cultures clash and love affairs begin...When Elizabeth and her Italian husband Roberto decide to leave London for romantic Italy and his family business, Elizabeth hopes the change in lifestyle might help boost her chances of conceiving their longed for child. But the idyll shatters as her wily mother-in-law seems bent on destroying her marriage, and Roberto's beautiful, significant ex is a constant unwanted presence. Unwanted by Elizabeth, at least. Is Elizabeth's ferocious hunger for a baby enough to hold a marriage together or is it ripping it apart? And what about the gorgeous American stranger who's suddenly walked into her life?*Includes bonus material*

Headline Review

Love Lies

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks

Fern is staring thirty in the face and she believes a romantic wedding should be the next step for her and long-term love Adam, but he just won't go down on one knee. Then a chance meeting catapults her out of the everyday existence and into a girl's ultimate fantasy - being swept away by Prince Charming to a life of luxury, wealth and celebrity. But is her whirlwind romance with pop star Scottie Taylor everything it seems? Fern is forced to ask herself if a fairy tale ending is possible in such a modern rock and roll world...

Headline Review

About Last Night

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks

For thirty years, best friends Stephanie and Philippa have been practically inseparable. There's nothing they would not do for one another. Until a few simple words change everything.'I need you to say that I was with you.'Steph, eternally solid, considerate and dependable, is begging her best friend to lie to the police as she's desperately trying to conceal two shocking secrets to protect her family. Pip, self-consigned to the role of scatty, frivolous hot-head is overwhelmed; she's normally the one asking for help in a crisis although never anything as catastrophic as this. Both women have always believed that friendship is built on mutual selflessness, compromise and trust. Are those beliefs now to be tested beyond endurance?(P)2011 Headline Digital

Headline Review

Men I've Loved Before

Adele Parks
Authors:
Adele Parks

Neil and Nat seem to be perfectly matched. They hate Marmite and the opera. They love reality TV and the missionary position. And they both absolutely do not want children. At least that's what Nat thought. But now Neil seems to have softened to the prospect and he's practically begging her for a baby. Nat tries to ignore his change of heart and won't explain her reasons for hating the idea; she can't. Are they that compatible after all? As the cracks start to show, Nat wonders if Neil really is the man of her dreams. Or is it possible that someone from her past could actually be 'the one'?