Adele Parks was born in Teeside, north-east England. She read English Language and Literature at Leicester University. Since graduating she has lived in Italy and Africa, but has spent most of her adult life in London. She lives in Chiswick with her husband and son. Her earlier novels, Playing Away, Game Over, Larger than Life, The Other Woman's Shoes, Still Thinking of You, Husbands and Young Wives' Tales were all bestsellers and are published in over twenty different countries.