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Greenwich Park

by Katherine Faulkner

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Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner
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    Jan 25, 2022
    384 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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A twisty, whip-smart debut thriller, as electrifying as the #1 New York Times bestseller The Girl on the Train, about impending motherhood, unreliable friendship, and the high price of keeping secrets.

Helen's idyllic life—handsome architect husband, gorgeous Victorian house, and cherished baby on the way (after years of trying)—begins to change the day she attends her first prenatal class and meets Rachel, an unpredictable single mother-to-be. Rachel doesn't seem very maternal: she smokes, drinks, and professes little interest in parenthood. Still, Helen is drawn to her. Maybe Rachel just needs a friend. And to be honest, Helen's a bit lonely herself. At least Rachel is fun to be with. She makes Helen laugh, invites her confidences, and distracts her from her fears.

But her increasingly erratic behavior is unsettling. And Helen's not the only one who's noticed. Her friends and family begin to suspect that her strange new friend may be linked to their shared history in unexpected ways. When Rachel threatens to expose a past crime that could destroy all of their lives, it becomes clear that there are more than a few secrets laying beneath the broad-leaved trees and warm lamplight of Greenwich Park.

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"[A] suspenseful thriller...With constantly growing levels of menace, this tension-filled novel will keep you guessing through its final revelations." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A palpable sense of menace [hangs] over the story, which packs punch after shocking punch. An original and highly imaginative plot, combined with complex characters and a stunning conclusion, will shock even the most seasoned crime-fiction aficionado. An outstanding debut thriller." - Booklist (starred review)

"[A] well-paced debut...Faulkner ratchets up the tension throughout with clever narrative shifts. Domestic thriller fans should take a look." - Publishers Weekly

"Talk about suspense! Katherine Faulkner's Greenwich Park, told from three perspectives, centers on a pregnant woman who meets another mom-to-be who couldn't be more different from her. As their friendship develops, they realize they may be more connected than they think." - Marie Claire

"Faulkner offers a clever spin on an expanding subcategory of psychological thrillers set during maternity leave...A twisty, fast-paced read." - The Sunday Times (UK)

"Katherine Faulkner is amazingly talented. Greenwich Park is gripping and haunting and gorgeously suspenseful. I couldn't put this thriller down and can't recommend it highly enough." - Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl

"A gloriously tangled game of cat and mouse that kept the twists coming until the very last moment." - Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One By One

"Wonderfully addictive and electric, Greenwich Park gets under your skin from the very first pages and it's impossible to look away from the tangle of friendships, the haunting of a guilty past, and the unease of a growing obsession. While many thrillers are set in early motherhood, Katherine Faulkner brilliantly explores the anxious weeks before the baby is born, when the tension is as high as our hopes. I can't wait to read what Faulkner writes next." - Ashley Audrain, New York Times bestselling author of The Push

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Katherine Faulkner

Katherine Faulkner, an award-winning journalist, studied history at Cambridge. She has worked as an investigative reporter and an editor and was formerly the joint Head of News at The Times (London). She lives in London, where she grew up, with her husband and two daughters. Greenwich Park is her first novel.

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