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About Last Night: A twisty, gripping novel of friendship and lies Paperback – 23 Jun 2011
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'Observant, sensitive, funny, we like this a lot!' (Closer)
'One of the great things about Parks's characters is that even though you don't know them, you feel like you very well could do... Brilliantly written, engaging and a pleasure to read' (Daily Mirror)
'Adele Parks's novels are a fabulous mix of comedy, real life and emotional depth and her 10th, MEN I'VE LOVED BEFORE, is no exception' (Daily Express)
'Crisp dialogue and canny details make this a novel you might actually relax with: no need to call it a guilty pleasure with someone this experienced at the helm' (Independent on Sunday)
'A dazzling new novel full of emotional set-pieces and real insight into relationships between men and women' (Heat)
Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks writes novels that real women want to read. With her trademark tell-it-like-it-is style, she gets right to the heart of the dilemmas people face in their lives and takes her stories to unexpected places.See all Product description
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The friendship between the two women is tested to the hilt when Stephanie asks Pip to lie to the police on her behalf……… Torn between her friendship and love for Steph and her natural instinct to tell the truth, Pip is torn, and you can’t help but think, what would I do it the same circumstances.
The book has little conversation between its characters – it’s a book that explores feelings through thoughts and actions. But in saying that, I didn’t miss conversation at all, in fact by the end of the book, we know so much about the characters, we could write our own book about them. It means that you really get into the heads of the characters and one thing I especially liked is that throughout the book the author keeps the characters true to themselves.
It’s a little predictable towards the end, but even so that didn’t spoil the story at all for me. All the t’s are crossed and the is dotted – Nice to read a book that doesn’t leave unanswered questions. To sum up, this is a story that explores a friendship and the very different lives of two women and how they choose to deal with things. A good read all round.
I suppose I found the characters frustrating at times and likeable but it felt mundane reading about their lives and childcare options etc. I think maybe Adele Parks writes in a genre I don't find particularly intriguing, maybe it is I who needs more blood, guts and intrigue to keep me entertained. It was a heartwarming romance and not a bad read as such but just lacked a bit of sparkle for me.
Parks has rediscovered her mojo, which is creating genuine characters and writing with a bit of edge. It's chick lit but with bite.
I didn't like either of the characters but it didn't spoil my enjoyment. We have all met women just like them: Steph, prissy and puritannical, trying to control every aspect of her life; Pip, scatty and slovenly and forever going on about her ex husband. There are a couple of delicious little twists to the story and some surprises. Hurrah to see Parks back on form.
The premise for the story was interesting and I did finish the book to see what happened but even the ending was a disappointment, (SPOILER ALERT) treachery, stupidity, selfishness...... and then they all lived happily ever after.
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