Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Katherine Faulkner's Greenwich Park Book Review

Katherine Faulkner's Greenwich Park is a domestic psychological thriller. Learn more here.

The cover of Katherine Faulkner’s Greenwich Park reads, “gripping and haunting and gorgeously suspenseful” and I agree. I was drawn to the book by the title, a romanticized area of London, England, and by the artwork. 

Greenwich Park the book is a murder mystery of the best sort. It draws you in. Pick it up and you might not want to put it down. Pick it up and you will find yourself guessing whodunit. I failed at the guessing of who did it, which I expect is good because it means the book has twists and turns.  I thoroughly enjoyed the journey. 

Greenwich Park is a domestic psychological thriller that is set in the current day in the south east of London. It tells the story of a pregnant woman’s privileged life in a stately Victorian home and of her family and friends. Off work because of her history with difficult pregnancies and because of current health concerns, the main character, Helen, finds herself bored and lonely. That is, until she befriends a woman named Rachel. Rachel is also pregnant but embraces none of the care that many women exercise when they are pregnant. She smokes and she drinks and she is not very interested in her body or her unborn baby. She’s loud and she's obnoxious but, however, she is fun and she quickly manages to infiltrate Helen’s tidy little world. But is it really tidy?

Helen has been described as someone who has everything including “a perfect husband, a perfect brother and a perfect sister-in-law. When she meets Rachel, she also has the perfect nightmare.” 

I like Crime by the Book’s three-point list of reasons to read the book. She says that it pulls back the curtain on the lives of people who appear to have picture-perfect lives, that it is a story of obsession and cat-and-mouse tension and that it is intricate and effortlessly told. 

If it helps, Crime by the Book says that this book is similar to books to those written by Lisa Jewell, who I have yet to read.

FAST FACTS:


Author – Katherine Faulkner
Format – Hardcover, paperback, Kindle, audiobook, audio CD
Genre – Domestic Psychological Thriller
Pages - 375
Publication Date – September 13, 2021
Publisher – Simon & Shuster
ISBN Number – 978-1-9821-5031-0

If you love a good thriller, you will enjoy Greenwich Park. The book is definitely dark, looking into the world of pregnancy and early motherhood, of friendships, of privileged lives lived and, of course, of the secrets that people keep. I think that it is an excellent first novel, which the author wrote while she herself was on maternity leave.  The rights to the book have been sold and I will be watching for a movie or television series as well as for a second book by Faulkner. Meanwhile, you can order your copy of Greenwich Park from Amazon by clicking right here.

See you 
at the book store!
Brenda



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8 comments:

  1. Wow this book sounds really intriguing. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  2. You've drawn me in with your review, Brenda. Definitely my type of genre. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  3. I'm not real big reading psychological thrillers because I normally read right before I go to sleep. I suspect a thriller would cause me to have nightmares. However, after reading your review, I would very much like to read this book. Guess I just need to read in the light of day :)

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  4. I don’t generally read thrillers because, like Sylvestermouse, I usually read (or, more often, listen to an audiobook) at bedtime. Since I have trouble sleeping anyway, reading something scary at night would pretty much guarantee a rough night’s sleep for me! However, for the legions of book lovers who enjoy a good thriller, this one sounds like a great read. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  5. Oh another book for my list of Must Reads! I like murder/mysteries but sometimes stop short that the mental parts. But I keep telling myself that I need to round out my reading material some more. So this one is going on my list. Thanks Brenda!

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  6. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy, I do love psychological thrillers and no one ever has the perfect life! Thanks for the recommendation, one day I will finish reading my ever expanding to be read list!

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  7. oh this does sound good - I'm not one for this genre, usually, but honestly your review is so enticing, I'm feeling compelled to read it!

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  8. This book does sound like a very good murder mystery psychological thriller. If it draws you in and keeps you guessing that adds to the intrigue. It sounds like a great read for anyone who loves this genre. Thank you for your review.

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