I Invited Her In by Adele Parks is a thriller that is quite a head trip. The book is an interesting look at families and friendship. It is a fairly enjoyable read, although the main character is not one that I find relatable.Title: I Invited Her In
Author: Adele Parks
Genres: Adult Fiction, Thriller
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
Imagine the worst thing a friend could ever do.
This is worse.
When Mel receives an unexpected email from her oldest friend Abi, it brings back memories she thought she had buried forever. Their friendship belonged in the past. To those carefree days at university.
But Abi is in trouble and needs Mel’s help, and she wants a place to stay. Just for a few days, while she sorts things out. It’s the least Mel can do.
After all, friends look out for each other, don’t they?
I Invited Her In is a blistering tale of wanting what you can’t have, jealousy, and revenge from Sunday Times best-seller Adele Parks.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: I INvited Her In by Adele Parks
It is always hard to review a thriller because so much can be given away about the plot. I Invited Her In starts off with what seems as a typical rekindling of a friendship. As the story progresses, however, it becomes quite clear that Abi and Mel ‘s relationship is not as it appears.
❀ Interesting Family Dynamics
One aspect that is really interesting to read about in the novel are the dynamics of Mel’s family. Parks created a believable and intriguing blended family that the reader can feel right at home with. As their houseguest stays for much longer than anticipated, the strain on the family is one that is identifiable to anyone who has been in a similar situation.
❀ Main Character not relatable
At first, I found Mel to be a fun and compelling character. However, when the plot starts to thicken, I found myself not able to connect with her at all. Her actions just don’t feel typical of the character that Parks developed in the beginning.
❀ Intriguing Concept
I Invited Her In by Adele Parks has a very intriguing concept. I found the theme of family that the author explored to be very entertaining. However, the main character is quite hard to make a connection with due to her actions.
23 thoughts on “I Invited Her In by Adele Parks”
I also have a hard time reviewing thrillers, because it’s so important not to spoil anything! This sounds great, though! I always love when a thriller has something more than the plot to keep you hooked, so it’s cool that there’s an interesting family dynamic. Great review!
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It definitely has an interesting family! 🙂
I think that this sounds like a thriller I could get into. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
I hope that you enjoy it if you do read it. 🙂
Ooooh I’ve been eyeing this book and I think I almost requested it for review. I didn’t because I’m very picky these days but I’m still intrigued.
Stephanie! I have missed you! If you do give it a try, I would love to know what your thoughts are on it. 🙂
I saw this and at first thought I’d love it — thrillers are my favorite lately — but have seen some iffy reviews. Not sure if I’ll read it.
It does have a great concept! If you do decide to read it, I hope that you enjoy it. 🙂
Great review. This sounds like an interesting read. I love the cover.
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The cover is full of intrigue, isn’t it?!
I read a lot of books where it’s hard to feel a connection to the characters. Sometimes they work, something they don’t. I’m still on the fence about this one. Thanks for sharing your review:(
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Right?! I think that what bothered me was that the character just seemed to have a personality change half way through the book. 😉
I have seen this one around a lot lately. Sounds like an interesting book.
This sounds interesting! I’m sorry you couldn’t completely connect with the main character! Great review, though! 🙂
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It has a really interesting concept! 🙂
I find it very hard to enjoy a story when I can’t relate to the main character… But I suppose a solid storyline and writing style can do wonders. I’m glad you enjoyed it for the most part! Thrillers can be super hit and miss for me so I’m not sure I’ll be picking this one up, although you have certainly made me intrigued.
Lovely review 🙂
Right?! I know it is a personal thing, but for me it is usually a super important aspect of the book. 😉
I have this one coming up on audio and can’t wait to start it!
Thrillers are SUPER hard to review, RIGHT!?
They are! Enjoy! 🙂
This sounds interesting. It is odd that the MC is the odd one out, when you would think the one hardest to relate to would be the unwanted guest. That just makes it more interesting.
Well, I never thought of it that way! 😉
Sounds like an interesting plot. I am sorry you didn’t connect with the MC. I hate when that happens and makes reading the book a little frustrating for me. I might just pick this one up.
Rather odd book, I think it could have been executed better. Nice concept for the story though. A for effort