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Greenwich Park Reviews

Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner

Greenwich Park: 'A twisty, fast-paced read' Sunday Times

Katherine Faulkner

Score pending

2 reviews

Imprint: Raven Books
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 15 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781526626325

'If you like Louise Candlish, then you'll want to take a walk in Greenwich Park' RED

4 stars out of 5
1 May 2021

"It’s a taut tale of secrets that won’t die"

It’s a taut tale of secrets that won’t die, violence against women and cold-hearted self-interest, narrated by Helen, the bitchy Serena and Katie, the questioning journalist girlfriend of Helen’s younger brother. Whose account to trust?

Faulkner, a former Times news journalist, delights in letting her self-entitled characters reveal their many flaws by themselves. She also competently handles the rising tension as we careen towards a bloody showdown, using the weeks to Helen’s due date as her “ticking clock” device.

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Laura Wilson
15 Apr 2021

"a tense, pacy read"

The characters in Katherine Faulkner’s first novel, Greenwich Park (Raven, £12.99), inhabit a more enlightened and privileged universe, but we know from the beginning – a letter written from prison some 16 months after the main action of the book takes place – that they have made a thoroughgoing mess of things...

With multiple narrators and italicised inserts detailing a secret sexual tryst in the eponymous green space, this is a tense, pacy read.