Review of I Invited Her In by Adele Parks

4 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much to Harlequin-Mira and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This is the kind of gripping thriller that I can never put down. I have never read anything by Adele Parks but this book instantly sucked me in and I couldn’t stop reading.

This book is about best friends Mel and Abi that share everything and are more like sisters than friends. While in school Mel ends up pregnant from a one night stand and has to drop out. That changes everything for the two girls and they drift apart. Fast forward seventeen years and Mel is now married with three children and Abi is married to Rob and living the life of luxury, until Abi finds her husband in bed with his personal assistant. Abi reaches out to Mel to tell her she’s coming home and Mel invites her to stay with her family and recover from it all. Now Mel is wondering who this girl she knew so well years ago really is and isn’t ready for how life changing it would be when she invited her in.

I love how this book was told from the different characters mainly Mel and Abi. You got to hear the story from two different perspectives and I really enjoyed that. I did think that Abi used Mel as almost a doormat and walked all over Mel and I got a little irritated that Mel just let it happen because it’s her old friend. I also felt bad for Ben since he pretty much got sidelined and ignored once Abi was back in the picture.

I do plan on reading more books by Adele Parks since I devoured this one so fast!

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