The Stranger in My Home is the utterly compelling new contemporary novel from Adele Parks, Sunday Times best-selling author of The State We're In, sure to move, grip and delight her fans along with readers of Liane Moriarty, Jane Shemilt and Lisa Jewell.
When you have everything you dreamed of, there is everything to lose.
Alison is lucky, and she knows it. She has the life she always craved, including a happy home with Jeff and their brilliant, vivacious teenage daughter, Katherine - the absolute centre of Alison's world. Then a knock at the door ends life as they know it.
Fifteen years ago someone else took Alison's baby from the hospital. And now Alison is facing the unthinkable. Her daughter belongs to someone else. What would you do if you discovered your beloved child is not yours?
©2016 Adele Parks (P)2016 Headline Digital
The psychology of being a parent and how our past affects our present.
I started this book with trepidation, I thought it was going to be about court battles over babies, but was pleasantly surprised to find there was no court at all! I actually quite enjoyed it, and although I wasn't particularly surprised by the twist I was sucked in by the drama of it and couldn't put it down towards the end.
Worth a read - not too heavy, not too light!
I am more than halfway through this book and don't understand how it's a bestseller? The concept is quite interesting but the main character couldn't be any more boring or unlikeable - so self focussed and unattractively obsessed with her daughter. I'd hate to be living in her head with her thoughts which I feel like I am as the book is from her perspective. She has almost zero concern/interest for her biological daughter which seems quite unrealistic to me as a mother.
The narration is just as boring and I find it distracting when the female narrator tries to (badly) put on male character voices.
Perhaps this book is better read rather than listened to as it wouldn't take so long and the narration wouldn't detract from the story.
"On and on and on. !!!"
This book just goes on and on and on and on about the most mind numbing inconsequential detail. It's like a drone that doesn't stop.The actual story could be good,but the book should be about 2 hundred page shorter.ive never experienced this kind of ridiculous detail,ever. The sort of detail that has nothing to do with the story. ie. Talking about radio 1 djs endless rubbish about hairstyles. Random and bizarre. Boring twoddle
Wasn't sure where the storey was going and then suddenly it had a great twist. Excellent read.
"Another great book by Adele Parks"
I've enjoyed Adele Parks for some time now and this was no exception. The plot was interesting and certainly had twists and turns. Definitely worth a listen.
"Really good with a bit of a surprise."
I did want to keep seeing what happened next it was both thought provoking and intriguing.
The beginning of the story was quite promising but it got worse and worse. I kept persevering for the big twist, but wish I hadn't. Probably the worse book I have downloaded
Really good storyline & some unexpected twists & turns too. Well worth a read/listen! Enjoyed it
Nice pace.. you wonder where it's going and then BAM ! This is a real treat.
"Amazing plot but far too much detail!"
I am so glad I persevered although it was hard work. The story itself was fantastic with twists and turns although the endless monologuing had me almost head butting my steering wheel in frustration. The reader was awesome in I See You which is why I picked this audio book but it was tough going and occasionally voices could be confused. Basically I would think this book is easier in book form do that you can skim through the copious description and endless psycho analysing of every moment!
Well I have to say I lost interest midway through the book but then there was a twist which added to my interest again! Sometimes I thought the narrator seemed more excited saying which chapter it was rather than the content!!
Overall a good story with a good twist!
"brill story so unexpected ending"
was gripped from the start so many twists and turns listened to whole book in a day
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