by Rana Asfour
The first time I read Adele Parks was in 2013 when I was on a flight from London to Abu Dhabi. I'd downloaded 'The State We're In' mainly because I'm a nervous flyer and reckoned a romantic plot between two strangers who meet on a plane could just be the ideal antidote to hold at bay a baseless, senseless fear that I'd developed out of nowhere. Fast forward several years and I'm happy to report that although my anxieties over flying have acutely diminished, my initial awe at Adele Parks's masterful genius at weaving extraordinary stories from the humdrum of the every day has not. Her 19th novel 'Lies Lies Lies' comes out in September and is as wild a ride as there'll ever be this Fall Season.