A psychological thriller that is fast paced, addictive and full of twists!
I received an advanced copy of this on Netgalley.
Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner
Published 15th April
Helen has it all…
Daniel is the perfect husband.
Rory is the perfect brother.
Serena is the perfect sister-in-law.
And Rachel? Rachel is the perfect nightmare.
When Helen, finally pregnant after years of tragedy, attends her first antenatal class, she is expecting her loving architect husband to arrive soon after, along with her confident, charming brother Rory and his pregnant wife, the effortlessly beautiful Serena. What she is not expecting is Rachel.
Extroverted, brash, unsettling single mother-to-be Rachel, who just wants to be Helen’s friend. Who just wants to get know Helen and her friends and her family. Who just wants to know everything about them. Every little secret.
This was such a fantastic psychological thriller which had me up reading late into the night, desperate to find out what was happening. It is one of those books that is completely full of intrigue and will have you questioning every characters intentions.
Chapters alternate between the points of view of Helen, Serena and Katie which were all intricately linked and will raise more questions than answers. Scattered through the book there are also random chapters / entries that appear to tell a side story, however we don’t know who is narrating this, what it is they are doing or whether it is even related to the events that are happening with Helen and Rachel. I especially enjoyed these parts as they really had me thinking and numerous times I went back to them to see if I had managed to uncover anything further.
As a fan of thrillers I’ve become accustomed to not trust any of the characters and there was no change with this story. Not all the characters were particularly likable which helped when it came to not trusting them. Rachel is a complex character who I didn’t trust, felt sorry for at times and then equally hated her. I won’t give too much away but how the author intertwines Rachel’s story amongst the characters was great and she shed some light on a very sensitive subject which I think was explored really well.
I thought it was brilliantly paced with many chapters leaving you on a mini cliff hanger and whilst you will probably figure out roughly what is happening early on not all is as it seems. The ending was great and concluded everything perfectly….the final line at the end was a brilliant way to end it!
Overall this has everything you could want from a psychological thriller!