Greenwich Park is an upscale neighborhood in London. Helen Thorpe is living in her large childhood home with architect husband Daniel. Her brother Rory and his wife Serena live nearby. Both women are pregnant. This highly entertaining thriller begins with a letter sent to Helen from prison. The sender is not revealed to us. Helen attends her first prenatal class. Daniel is stuck at work leaving Helen alone. The sudden appearance of single, mother-to-be Rachel seems like a perfect occurrence as Helen now has someone to partner with in the class. Rachel soon appears everywhere Helen is and thrusts her way into her life. Helen is feeling lonely as Daniel is constantly working so Helen starts spending time with Rachel and confides in her. This intriguing story has three narrators - Helen, Serena and friend Katie. Serena is worried that her husband is having an affair. Katie is a reporter covering a high profile rape case which has a connection to an older rape case which took place near Cambridge University around the time Helen, Daniel, Rory and Serena were students there.
Greenwich Park starts slow. But about half-way through, when Helen’s seemingly perfect life starts to unravel, the book takes off. The suspense level builds and builds as unsettling things start to happen within the world of these characters. And while you think you know what’s going to happen next, author Katherine Faulkner, in a very impressive debut, turns the tables making this a very satisfying ride.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
Mystery / Thriller.
Publication Date: January 25, 2022.
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