Well I have to say this book is brilliant! Its a very touchy subject that deals with two babies being swapped at birth by accident and then being brought up in the wrong families. As I was reading it I really felt for the characters and thought what a terrible situation is must be if one day a stranger knocks at your door saying that your child is theirs and theirs is yours.
It was written from the point of view of one mother and is very expertly done as you don’t always sympathise with her as she’s quite controlling. I got very into the book and couldn’t put it down. When it came to three quarters of the way through, I thought I knew which way it was going to go (mum decides to go off with the dad from the other family), but actually there’s a huge twist which is definitely not expected and just as i was thinking ‘what else could happen now’? It all went completely in a different direction. I thought it was great, thrilling and loved the twist at the end. I thoroughly recommend it .
About Adele Parks
Adele was born in Teesside, NE England, in 1969. Since graduating from Leicester University, where she studied English Language and Literature, she worked in advertising and as a management consultant. She always dreamed of being a writer and her first novel – Playing Away – was published in 2000; that year the Evening Standard identified her as one of London’s ‘Twenty Faces to Watch’.
She has been described as one of the most-loved and biggest-selling women’s fiction writers in the UK and over two million copies of my work have been sold in the UK & translated into 25 different languages. I’ve published twelve novels in twelve years, all of which have been Times Top Ten bestsellers. The Stranger in my Home is her latest novel.
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By Natasha – Hayes End Library