Adele Parks was born in Teesside, NE England. She studied English Language and Literature, at Leicester University. She published her first novel, Playing Away, in 2000; that year the Evening Standard identified Adele as one of London’s ‘Twenty Faces to Watch.’

Indeed Playing Away was the debut bestseller of 2000.
Prolific, Adele has published nine novels in nine years, including Game Over, Tell Me Something and Love Lies, all nine of her novels have been bestsellers. She’s sold over a million copies of her work in the UK but also sells throughout the world.

Two of her novels (Husbands and Still Thinking of You) are currently being developed as movie scripts. Young Wives’ Tales was short listed for the Romantic Novelist Association Award 2008. She has written numerous articles and short stories for many magazines and newspapers and often appears on radio and TV talking about her work.


Since 2006 Adele has been an official spokeswoman for World Book Day and wrote a Quick Read, Happy Families as part of the celebrations of World Book Day, 2008.

Adele has spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana, and London, up until two years ago when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son.

Books in order of publication:

Playing Away Books

Playing Away(2000) 
Young Wives’ Tales(2007) 

Standalone Novels

Game Over(2001) 
Larger Than Life(2002) 
The Other Woman’s Shoes / Lust for Life(2003) 
Still Thinking of You(2004) 
Husbands(2005) 
Tell Me Something(2008) 
Love Lies(2009) 
Men I’ve Loved Before(2010) 
About Last Night(2011) 
Whatever It Takes(2012) 
The State We’re In(2013) 
Spare Brides(2014) 
If You Go Away(2015) 
The Stranger In My Home(2016) 
The Image of You(2017) 
Lies Lies Lies(2019) 
I Invited Her In(2019) 
Just My Luck(2020) 
Both of You(2021) 

Short Stories/Novellas

Happy Families(2008) 
Love Is A Journey(2016)