Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which I  share excerpts from books…and connect with other bloggers, who do the same.

Let’s begin the celebration by sharing Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and let’s showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

What a great way to spend a Friday!

Today’s feature is a recent download:  I Invited Her In, by Adele Parks, a blistering tale of wanting what you can’t have, jealousy and revenge from Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks.




Beginning:  (Melanie)

Monday, 19 February

While the girls are cleaning their teeth, I start to stack the dishwasher.  It’s too full to take the breakfast pots—I should have put it on last night.  There’s nothing I can do about this now, so I finish making up their packed lunches and then have a quick glance at my phone.


Friday 56%: (Abigail)

Abigail had always thought of Melanie as a sturdy, capable person.  She remembered when they first met one another in the student union bar twenty years ago.  Most students had been standing around looking nervous and overwhelmed; Melanie had struck up a conversation with a couple of botanists or biologists or whatever.


Synopsis:  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?


What do you think?  Would you keep reading?



  1. Yes, one of those ‘we were friends but what actually happened’ books. I’ve been eyeing this one and I’ll watch for what you think after you are finished. Don’t think I’ve heard much as yet.

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  2. Literary Feline

    You know inviting that old friend to stay with you is never going to turn out differently than you anticipated in these types of books! This sounds like it will be a good one!

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