It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .
Today I'm featuring a current read, Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner. The excerpt shared is from an advance reader eBook copy I received from the publisher via NetGalley.
First Chapter: Helen
At the top of the beer-stained carpet, a taped sign on the door reads National Childbirth Trust. The doorknob feels like it might fall off if I turn it too hard. Inside there is a semicircle of chairs. A flip chart. Trestle tables with juice and biscuits. The sash windows are jammed shut.
What do you think? Would you continue reading?
The narrator is expecting a baby. As the story progresses, Helen is befriended by Rachel, another pregnant woman attending the prenatal classes. Rachel is a mysterious character, and when she disappears after a party at Helen's house, Helen and everyone in her circle are questioned by the police. Helen herself can't remember anything that happened after she argued with Rachel that night, and the answers the others give are evasive. Brimming with tension and secrets, Greenwich Park is a page-turner.
This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.