I Invited Her In

Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
4 out of 5 stars (231 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2019 Adele Parks (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Excellent story, highly recommend

This book is excellent, well thought out and it unravels at a steady pace, as it’s quite long (although, after the book there is an hour long interview with the author which is very interesting and enlightening). The story is hands down domestic noir with hints of mystery and thrill. You’ll figure out or be able to speculate what’s happening early on but this might be more of a strategic intention by the author. This works for the plot because the mysteries in this book aren’t to find the truth or who did what or what exactly occurred — its suspenseful because you’re on eggshells wondering when and how the characters will react. There were times where the characters were irritating and I couldn’t stand them, but I think it just speaks to good writing as the character development is vast and thorough so all their decisions and actions make sense. Lastly, the narrator does a phenomenal job of narrating and projecting poignant emotions and attitudes.

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Not suspenseful enough

I love Joanne Froggatt. I bought this book because of her. Domestic suspense is one of my guilty pleasure genres. I thought I would love this book. However, I was really disappointed. It was extremely predictable, no real twists or suspense. It did hold my attention because I felt like I was waiting for the other shoe to drop, which never really did. And I thought the attempt at character redemption at the end was lame, it didn’t fit in at all with what we were shown throughout the book.

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couldn't even finish

ughhh. this could have been such a twisted, psychological thriller but the story fell absolutely flat. it was terribly executed. i actually grew to dislike the main character, melanie. i had no love for her. there was no creativity in the writing and many scenes in the book were just useless and boring. the rain fell on this spark before it could do anything. i couldn't even bring myself to finish it. literally, i have maybe a few chapters left, but guessed the entire plot right in the beginning. and like i said, the story was just told in such a boring way. very disappointed. would not recommend.

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meh

Let me save you some time without spoiling anything. Melony lets an old friend from school move in with her and her husband. She hasn't seen her in 17 years. Now, skip to chapter 30 or so.

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Joanne Froggatt!!!!

Is the best narrator ever in my book. I saw this book in my recommendations and I almost overlooked it because the art they chose looked cheesy but as soon as I saw Joanne F was the narrator I didn’t even read the synopsis I bought it immediately as the last and only book she narrated was so darn good! I listened to it in two days, a record I think!

This book filled me with rage so much so I was shaking at times in fury. And thankfully no one was at home when I was yelling at the characters while cooking dinner! This book brings a whole new meaning to the adage ‘hell hath no fury...’

The narration is top notch, but the book itself is a slow burn and I actually think it could have been edited much shorter. For the first half I was wondering if they were ever going to get to the meat of the story, but when it does it’s a wild ride. I had to keep telling myself it’s just a book because I was entirely too embroiled in the story. The concept was new to me which was refreshing because so many thrillers these days go by a similar formula and insist an implausible twist is what readers want. This book is worth a credit for Joanne’s narration alone!

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Kind of easy to figure out..

But, still a fun read. Save it for the beach or a long plane ride.

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Thriller?

I think I would have been happier with this book if I didn’t go into it expecting a thriller. If anything it reminded me of a soap opera and a rather unbelievable one at that. The narrator did a good job, I would listen to more things by her, but I think I’m going to have to pass on anything else by this author.

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Couldn't Stop Listening!

This book was an incredible read! I finished it in two days! There were so many unexpected twists that kept the book exciting. The narration was impeccable. I can't wait to read more by Adele Parks and you won't be disappointed with this title.

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predictable story

each turn in the story was too predictable. I listened to the story because I love hearing Joanne froggatt.

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Manipulationship at its finest

So many twists I couldn't stop listening - this felt real and I hope it never really happens to anyone. The characters weren't perfect which feels true to life and the humor was the icing on the cake

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