COMING IN JUNE 2023: KATHERINE FAULKNER'S BRILLIANT NEW NOVEL, THE OTHER MOTHERS
THE TOP TWENTY BESTSELLER
WATERSTONES THRILLER OF THE MONTH
'If you like Louise Candlish, then you'll want to take a walk in Greenwich Park' RED
'A twisty, fast-paced read' SUNDAY TIMES
'The perfect thriller' CAZ FREAR
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…
Masterfully plotted and utterly addictive, Greenwich Park is a dark, compelling look at motherhood, friendships, privilege and the secrets we keep to protect ourselves.
'A fantastically addictive read' ABIGAIL DEAN
Helen, the principal narrator of British journalist Faulkner's well-paced debut, feels insecure among a circle of Cambridge University graduates that includes her architect husband, Daniel; Helen's brother, Rory, who's also Daniel's business partner; Rory's elegant wife, Serena; and Katie, an intrepid reporter. Helen's belief that she's not as glamorous or talented as the rest of her family and friends has been exacerbated by her being forced to take medical leave from her unrewarding office job to manage a high-risk pregnancy. When Daniel is too busy at work to join her at their prenatal class, Helen forges an unlikely friendship with another expectant mother, Rachel, who seems determined to break every prenatal rule in the book and encourages Helen to do the same. Several supposed coincidental meetings allow Rachel to insinuate herself into Helen's life, culminating in Rachel's moving in with Helen and Daniel. When a court case Katie is covering suggests that Rachel isn't who she seems to be, violence and tragedy ensue. Faulkner ratchets up the tension throughout with clever narrative shifts. Domestic thriller fans should take a look. Agent: Madeleine Milburn, Madeleine Milburn Ltd. (U.K.).