Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner #BookReview #DebutNovel #Bloomsbury #NetGalley #4.5*

A book to watch out for from a stunning new voice in thriller writing, as selected by the iDaily MailGraziaCulture Fly and her.ie.

Helen has it all…

Daniel is the perfect husband.
Rory is the perfect brother.
Serena is the perfect sister-in-law.

And Rachel? Rachel is the perfect nightmare.

When Helen, finally pregnant after years of tragedy, attends her first antenatal class, she is expecting her loving architect husband to arrive soon after, along with her confident, charming brother Rory and his pregnant wife, the effortlessly beautiful Serena. What she is not expecting is Rachel.

Extroverted, brash, unsettling single mother-to-be Rachel, who just wants to be Helen’s friend. Who just wants to get know Helen and her friends and her family. Who just wants to know everything about them. Every little secret…

Masterfully plotted and utterly addictive, Greenwich Park is a dark, compelling look at motherhood, friendships, privilege and the secrets we keep to protect ourselves.

Cunningly Plotted & Completely Captivating!

Wow! Now here’s a book which will mess with your head – over and over again!

Helen has the perfect life – except for one thing; so far, she hasn’t managed a successful pregnancy. She comes from money and has everything else she could want – an ideal husband, a loving brother and a sister-in-law she gets on with. Everything in Helen’s garden is rosy until, that is, she meets Rachel. Rachel who doesn’t seem to have any self-restraint and imposes herself on Helen, her husband and their friends and seems incapable of knowing when she’s very much not wanted. Rachel inveigles herself into their lives – but what do they know about her?

This is an amazing debut novel; it’s the kind of read where you know there’s something else going on apart from the obvious, but you can’t quite work it out. I readily confess to being so drawn into the story that, even when I did take time out to consider the bigger picture, I got it spectacularly wrong – more than once. Cunningly plotted and completely captivating, this is a thrilling novel and one which I definitely recommend to all readers who want a different and unpredictable read. 4.5*.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: thriller

Author Details

Katherine Faulkner studied History at Cambridge then completed a postgraduate diploma in Newspaper Journalism. After working as an investigative reporter, during which time she won the Cudlipp Award for public interest journalism, and as an editor, she is now joint Head of News at The Times. Katherine wrote her debut novel while on maternity leave, juggling a newborn with completing the Faber Academy novel-writing course. She lives in Hackney, where she grew up, with her husband and two daughters.

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