I was so excited to finally sit down and devour Greenwich Park, by Katherine Faulkner. I’ve had this one on my TBR for several months and after reading, I’m wondering why I waited so long to start! Such a great story!
This debut novel is told from three different female POV’s. Such a great flow to the story…compulsively addicting. In Greenwich Park, we meet Helen & Daniel, Serena & Rory, and Katie & Charlie. Siblings, significant others, and friends…some hiding big secrets. Those secrets are threatened to be exposed when Helen meets Rachel at her prenatal class. But who IS Rachel? And what does she want?
Greenwich Park is a slow burn suspense that had me trying to put all the pieces of the puzzle together right up to the end. The characters were all well developed although some seemingly unreliable (I LOVE the unreliable narrator trope!) While this one didn’t have me on the edge of my seat, I couldn’t stop turning the pages. I thought it was a well written story and loved the shifting perspectives. It’s definitely more of a “what’s really going on here?!” kind of story than an, “OMG!!! Scary!!!” kind of thriller.
I loved the way the author wrapped it all up, too. No lingering questions or loose ends. And once all the pieces were finally put back together, I had a few “ohhhh, I see” kind of revelations tied back to things I’d read in various chapters throughout the book. For a debut novel, I thought it was so well done. Loved the setting (Greenwich Park seemed idyllic) and the way the characters played off of each other. I wouldn’t necessarily say they were all likable, but they were definitely interesting to read. If you’re a fan of a slow burn suspense that keeps you guessing, I think you’ll enjoy this one.
4 out of 5 stars
TW: miscarriage, death of a loved one
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