We have been waiting a long time for this moment – Katherine Faulkner’s unpredictable, pacey debut Greenwich Park, is now out in UK hardback (Bloomsbury / Raven Books). Published by Bloomsbury in ebook on 1st April 2021, and soon to be published in US hardback by Simon & Schuster in 2022, this gripping thriller about a woman who meets an unsettling single mother at her antenatal class is one book that’s sure to leave readers breathless with suspense.
Described by Abigail Dean as ‘fantastically addictive‘ and by Harriet Tyce as ‘razor-sharp‘, the debut created a huge amount of buzz back in 2019, and was snapped up by Alison Hennessey at Bloomsbury after a four-way auction, and has received an avalanche of early press attention in the run up to publication. It was chosen as one of the biggest books to look out for in 2021 by the Daily Mail, Grazia, iNews, Culture Fly and her.ie. Greenwich Park was also included in a brilliant Grazia article about ‘mother and ‘mum noir’ … taking over the psychological suspense shelves.’ Most recently, Greenwich Park was chosen for the Sunday Times‘ popular fiction review column, which noted ‘Faulkner offers a clever spin on expanding subcategory of psychological thrillers set during maternity leave … A twisty, fast-paced read.’
Katherine participated in a very exciting Spring Fiction Highlights event for influencers back in February, where she discussed ‘Thrillers and Privilege’ with the author of The Other Black Girl, Zakiya Dalila Harris. The event saw 500 bloggers and influencers in attendance!
The book has generated a huge amount of buzz, with Waterstones Greenwich launching the debut with impressive window displays and vibrant decals. It was chosen as Book of the Month for WHSmith, and it was selected a Phase Eight’s Book of the Month for April! Early readers of Greenwich Park have not been disappointed, and we are blown away by all the glowing endorsements it has received:
‘If you like Louise Candlish, then you’ll want to take a walk in Greenwich Park’ Red
‘Faulkner offers a clever spin on psychological thrillers set during maternity leave. A twisty, fast-paced read’ Sunday Times
‘Deliciously dark and deftly plotted. Faulkner mines the seam of guilt beneath her characters’ “perfect” lives with devastating precision’ Lesley Kara, 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 A Double Life
‘Katherine Faulkner is amazingly talented. Greenwich Park is gripping and haunting and gorgeously suspenseful. I couldn’t put this thriller down and can’t recommend it highly enough‘ Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl
‘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!’ Harriet Walker, author of The New Girl
‘A fantastically addictive read. It’s so pacy, and there’s a real sense of dread on every page . fabulously unpleasant characters, and a beating feminist heart‘ Abigail Dean, author of Girl A
‘One of the best debuts I’ve read in a long time… Intelligently plotted, 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
We can’t wait for you to step inside Greenwich Park…
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 huge congratulations to Katherine on this very special day. And if you haven’t ordered yourself a copy of Greenwich Park yet, you can get one here!