“Meticulously crafted and deeply satisfying...a first-class psychological thriller.” —Charlotte Philby, author of Part of the Family
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.
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.
"Intelligently plotted, psychologically complex, and with several completely unexpected gut-punches along the way, GREENWICH PARK is both a psychologically complex and hugely entertaining novel – in short, the perfect thriller."
–Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies and Shed No Tears
"Deliciously dark and deftly plotted. Faulkner mines the seam of guilt beneath her characters’ ‘perfect’ lives with devastating precision."
– Lesley Kara, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour
"Meticulously crafted and deeply satisfying, Greenwich Park has all the hallmarks of a first-class psychological thriller. I read it in two sittings and was left smiling sardonically at the final line."
– Charlotte Philby, author of Part of the Family (Waterstones Thriller of the Month)
"Brilliantly twisty and full of excellently observed - if chilling - characters, Greenwich Park is a clever and knowing delve into the female psyche as well as a classic, pacy mystery. Atmospheric, aspirational and addictive!"