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The State We're In

The State We're In

THE STATE WE’RE IN is the stunning, emotionally powerful novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks.

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.

She’s a life-long optimist, looking for her soul mate in every man she meets; he’s a resolute cynic – cruel experience has taught him never to put his faith in anyone.

People can surprise you. 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.

Their pasts are such that they can never make one another happy and it’s when they get off the plane that their true journey begins…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Romance

On Sale: 4th July 2013

Price: £11.99

ISBN-13: 9780755371389


A heart-breaking twist
Mail On Sunday
A cleverly written and tragically beautiful story filled with empathy and regret, that will stay in your thoughts for a long time, The State We're In is a story of love, family, abandonment and putting ghosts to rest. A haunting tale that will leave you in floods. This truly is Adele Parks at her best, I can't recommend this book enough
Handwritten Girl
Written with wit, and finishes with a surprisingly bittersweet twist
Sunday Mirror
Well observed, original and wonderfully crafted, this is my favourite Adele Parks book to date
A wonderful exploration of love
Katie Fforde
A sweet, moving and romantic story that will captivate you from the first page
Adele Parks is a deft observer of human nature
Kathleen Tessaro
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 must read. Romantic, yet truthful, this is a moving love story with unforgettable characters
Jenny Colgan
Sweet, sharp and simply unforgettable
Lisa Jewell
A big final twist that will keep you reading
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
This novel has been tenderly and beautifully written and will stay with me for quite a while
A Lover Of Books
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
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
A thrilling cross-generational love story. We can't think of many authors who create more flawed and loveable characters
This is Adele Parks at her very best
Brace yourself for a crash landing
Marie Claire
An emotional punch of an ending
Good Housekeeping
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!
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An emotional rollercoaster of a read
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