Katherine Faulkner: Greenwich Park

This rreview is written with thanks to Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read and review Greenwich Park.

Blurb:

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.

Review:

Greenwich Park starts with a bang and just keeps giving until the end! From the very first page, there are so many questions and so much going on and I had to find the answers. The short chapters also help to make the pace relentless.

The chapters are written from several different perspectives and I think this adds to the sense that there is lots happening. It sometimes meant that I found it a little difficult to keep up! I didn’t find any of the characters particularly likeable, but they are well constructed and they did get under my skin.

The novel is well plotted and I thought it was really clever how the author sprinkled lots of little clues in the text to point us in the right direction. I never did guess though and the twists and turns kept me intrigued until the end!

Greenwich Park is available from Amazon.

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