Happy. Married. Missing.
‘Ambitious, nail-biting, darkly voyeuristic’ Louise Candlish
‘Chilling, gripping and entirely unputdownable’ Lisa Jewell
‘Smart and thought-provoking’ T.M. Logan
‘Sizzling. Shocking. Sassy.’ Jane Corry
‘Dark and intense’ Jane Fallon
‘Utterly engrossing’ Eve Chase
Leigh Fletcher: happily married stepmum to two gorgeous boys goes missing on Monday. Her husband Mark says he knows nothing of her whereabouts. She simply went to work and just never came home. Their family is shattered.
Kai Janssen: married to wealthy Dutch businessman, Daan, vanishes the same week. Kai left their luxurious penthouse and glamorous world without a backward glance. She seemingly evaporated into thin air. Daan is distraught.
DC Clements knows that people disappear all the time – far too frequently. Most run away from things, some run towards, others are taken but find their way back. A sad few never return. These two women are from very different worlds, their disappearances are unlikely to be connected. And yet, at a gut level, the DC believes they might be.
How could these women walk away from their families, husbands and homes willingly? Clements is determined to unearth the truth, no matter how shocking and devastating it may be.
The Sunday Times Number One bestseller Adele Parks returns with her most provocative, compelling book to date: Both Of You
I’m a big fan of Adele Parks and always have her books on preorder so when Both of You arrived on Thursday morning, I wasted absolutely no time in getting stuck in. And once I started this gripping, heartbreaking and unpredictably shocking book I just could not put it down!! What a twisty, compelling storyline it delivered, complete with complex and unreadable characters who kept me guessing about their truths and motives until the very end.
This is (once again for me sorry!!) one of those books that works best if you go into it blind with no preconceptions. All I will say about the plot is that it doesn’t follow any rules, bringing the reader an intelligently written psychological thriller with an unsettling undercurrent that you just can’t ignore. I became completely invested in the reason for these 2 women going missing and just had to keep reading until that lightbulb moment when I saw all the pieces fall into place. Adele Parks keeps a decent pace going as the detective on the case slowly come to realise the truth, they do have their own point of view included as do the other main characters and this brings a rounded feel to the storyline. I was hooked from page one to be honest and read this from start to finish on the day it arrived (I was off work the following day so a late night reading was allowed for once!)
Both of You is a very clever and insightful novel with a killer twist (or two!) that packed a perfectly prepared punch. The characters were well crafted and fitted into their roles with relish! It left me wanting to know more-how did all those characters react after that final page? I needed to see what they did after that shocking fall of the final curtain and that’s the sign of an enjoyable read for me, one that leaves me wanting more.
I absolutely recommend Both Of You, it’s brilliant!
I’ve always dreamed of being a writer and when my first novel – Playing Away – was published the Evening Standard identified me as one of London’s ‘Twenty Faces to Watch’, which was very nice of them!
I like to keep busy and I’ve published 20 novels, and I’m thrilled to say that they’ve all hit the bestseller lists. Lies Lies Lies and Just My Luck have secured the top spot and are Sunday Times #1 bestsellers. Whoop whoop, thanks to every single person who has ever bought a copy of one of my novels. There must be a lot of you as I’ve sold over 3.8 million books in the UK alone and I’ve been translated into 26 different languages.
I have written 18 contemporary novels and 2 historical ones, Spare Brides and If You Go Away, which are set during and after WW1. I’m happiest writing twisty, domestic noirs as I like to scrutinize our concepts of family, our theories on love, parenting and fidelity. There’s nothing more fun than taking ordinary people and placing them under extraordinary stress – at least in novels!
I passionately believe that reading is a basic right. I’m a proud Ambassador of The National Literacy Trust and The Reading Agency, charities that are devoted to encouraging emerging adult readers and children who are finding the magic of books.
During my career I’ve lived in Italy, Botswana and London. Now I live happily in Surrey with my husband, son and cat.
If you want to stay in touch you can find me on Twitter @AdeleParks, Instagram @Adele_Parks or Facebook @OfficialAdeleParks. You can sign up to my newsletter at eepurl.com/cI0l and there’s lots more info about me and my books on http://www.adeleparks.com.