ABOUT THE BOOK
‘A fantastically addictive read’ ABIGAIL DEAN
‘Razor-sharp … I raced through it‘ HARRIET TYCE
‘Deliciously dark and deftly plotted’ LESLEY KARA
‘Meticulously crafted and deeply satisfying’ CHARLOTTE PHILBY
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.
Helen had saved places for her husband, brother and sister-in-law the first day she had gone to ante-natal classes, but they had all been a no-show, so when a young woman arrived, she sat next to Helen. They were like chalk and cheese. Helen more middle class while Rachel was brassy and chatty. Rachel hooked onto Helen and seemed to be wherever Helen was going.
Helen’s family had close connections with each other. Rory, Helen’s brother, and his wife Serena were expecting their baby about the same time as Helen. Rory and Helen’s husband Daniel were business partners and was constantly in touch with each other.
When one night Rachel appeared on Helen’s doorstep, she had been attacked and begged for a place to stay the night. But one night lead to two, and two lead to many. Rachel seemed to push herself in everywhere Helen went, and Helen didn’t know how to get her to leave. Something was going on that Helen couldn’t fathom. Rachel seemed to rub people up the wrong way.
It is so easy to jump to conclusions in this story, with red herrings being plentiful. I liked Helen and was on tenterhooks about her latest pregnancy throughout the story and what a story it was. I loved how the tension built in the chapters as I tried to work out what was going on. It is a brilliant story, and nothing like I thought it would end. I loved the ending, which gave me goosebumps.
I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.