They lost touch, she invited her in, shows off her perfect life and she wreaks chaos on their lives.
I Invite Her In is a chilling, twisty emotionally dark story that explores love, betrayal and the illusion and jealousy of happiness. The story starts off a bit slow as we get to know our main characters friends from the past Melanie and Abi as the do some female bonding. They now live very different lives and when successful Abi’s life is turned upside down she reaches out to Melanie and she invites her into her home. The suspense and tension built as Abi’s presence causes friction in the family. We started to see cracks develop in their relationship and things start to heat up to a shocking discovery that left me yelling at some characters. Things started to get heated between me and the characters and I was texting Lindsay with what I wanted to do to the characters. I started turning those pages as fast as I could to find out how this story comes together in the end.
At times a bit predictable but I found it comes together with enough surprises to move the story forward and have a satisfying ending. I recommend.
I LOVED this book!
Mel and Abi were best friends in university until Mel dropped out due to an unplanned pregnancy, ending their inseparable friendship and all communication between the girls. Seventeen years later, Abi, now a well-known TV personality, shows up on Mel’s doorstep seeking friendship and support after leaving her wealthy and powerful husband. Mel invites Abi to stay in her family home as long as she needs.
This is a tale of love, loyalty, family, revenge, secrets and lies. Brimming with suspense and intrigue, this novel had me glued to the pages from start to finish. The characters were fantastic – some of the most memorable characters I have read about in a very long time – loved them! The witty humour and snark scattered throughout the story had me shocked and laughing.
My connection to the writing was immediate and intense. The pace and flow of the book were flawless. I enjoyed each of the multiple characters perspectives and thought the transitions between each were smooth and fluent. There were a few fantastic twists in this story! I had suspected a couple of the twists (which is shocking for me as I’m not usually a good book detective), yet my enjoyment wasn’t negatively impacted at all by my accurate predictions. This was my first novel by Adele Parks and as you can tell, I was very impressed and am a big fan! I look forward to reading more of her work.
Thank you from both of us to Edelweiss, HarperCollins Canada and Adele Parks for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review!
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