Monday, February 7, 2022

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

 It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

. . . First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros . . . now hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.

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. 


  1. I have had my eye on this one, and now I must check it out! Here's mine: “LILY HARFORD’S LAST REQUEST”

  2. This is on my TBR February list - hope we both enjoy does sound good and such a gorgeous cover too.

  3. This sounds intriguing. Another one for my wishlist.

  4. This sounds good and what a depressing sounding room! I love how descriptive the beginning is.

  5. OK, I'll just say that I finished this book a couple of days ago. I liked it well enough, but the anxiety of the main character, Helen, really got to me. Told my husband that I need to take a break from 'domestic thrillers' and get back to my police procedural mysteries for a bit. I do have several series that I love that I've not caught up on in a bit. So, I've started one of those. LOL