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Audiobook Review

The Stranger In My Home

Adele Parks
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average rating is 5 out of 5
average rating is 5 out of 5

Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects


Shocking Thrills Abound


💛 I have always been an Adele Parks fan. She's influenced my own writing, my character, themes. So when I bought her latest offering, I expected her usual brand of sharp, but lighthearted women's fiction. It was immediately obvious that this was something very different.

🧡 As a mother, I found the concept of changelings very difficult to immerse myself in. Just the thought of it was so desperately sad and I think AP did a fantastic job of bearing this out; so much so that at times I found it hard to go on. I didn't immediately like Alison. I found her cold and I was urging her to be kinder to her biological daughter. But I did understand her reticence, her need to be loyal to the daughter she had brought up.

💙 I bow down to the genius of this story. I loved it. The characters were complex and interesting, the plot entrancing from start to finish.


🎧 Rachel Atkins gives a fantastic performance. Lovely voice and very expressive.


This is a tale of two halves. And what a flip this book performs. I love coming to books without a preconception of what they are and this is the reason why. I didn't see it coming! At all. When Tom transforms, when Annabelle turns up and the horror of it unfolds, it is utterly mesmerising.

The theme of animals looking after their young runs through the book subtly, but comes into its own at the climax. I was there with every punch and kick Alison delivered in defending her daughter.
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The Stranger In My Home


When you have everything you dreamed of, there is everything to lose.

Alison is lucky, and she knows it. She has the life she always craved, including a happy home with Jeff and their brilliant, vivacious teenage daughter, Katherine - the absolute centre of Alison's world. Then a knock at the door ends life as they know it.

Fifteen years ago someone else took Alison's baby from the hospital. And now Alison is facing the unthinkable. Her daughter belongs to someone else. What would you do if you discovered your beloved child is not yours?
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