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Katherine Faulkner

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Værker af Katherine Faulkner

Greenwich Park (2021) 503 eksemplarer
The Other Mothers (2023) 116 eksemplarer

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Katherine Faulkner, an award-winning journalist, studied history at Cambridge. She has worked as an investigative reporter and an editor and was formerly the joint Head of News at The Times (London). She lives in London, where she grew up, with her husband and two daughters. Greenwich Park is her first novel.



The story begins with police questioning Tash about a death she witnessed. It then goes back and is told in alternating timelines between Tash and Sophie. Tash is a journalist, and new mother of Finn, married to Tom, a doctor. Sophie is a nanny, who is found dead. Tash is asked to investigate Sophie's death, saying it was murder.
Tash is enamored with "the other mothers" group, who have nice homes and are wealthy, as she and Tom are dreaming of a home of their own. These moms suggest that Tash stay clear of another mom. Tash asks questions about Sophie, but they are evasive.
Now there is another death, and Tash has a dilemma about what she should say/do.
OK mystery, I didn't really care about any of the characters, as they weren't likeable!
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rmarcin | 7 andre anmeldelser | Feb 2, 2024 |
Tash is a journalist who recently quit her job to start free-lancing. The projects aren’t exactly rolling in so when she hears about the mysterious death of an area nanny, she decides to investigate and write an article about it.

Tash puts her son in a playgroup (it seems in England playgroup is what we call preschool or mother’s day out in the US) and finds she is envious of the other mothers’ seemingly perfect, lavish lifestyles. When they invite her into their inner circle, she feels special but also like a bit of an imposter. Her husband is a doctor, so they don’t have enough money to keep up with the Jones’s as it were. (I guess in England, being a physician isn’t a high paying career like it is here!) As Tash gets further into her investigation of the nanny’s death, she starts to wonder if the women in her playgroup know something they aren’t telling her.

The Other Mothers was so good! I had high hopes going in because the description gave Stepford Wives vibes and that’s one of my favorite books. I was not disappointed! There were so many twists – this book was expertly plotted. I want to go back and read it again. I feel like I felt after I read Gone Girl – just amazed at how everything came together at the end. The Other Mothers definitely has earned a spot on my favorite thrillers list! Now I must read Katherine Faulkner’s other book Greenwich Park. If it’s even half as good as The Other Mothers, it’ll be great!
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mcelhra | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2024 |
hellokirsti | 28 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
Both of this author's domestic thrillers (her debut was Greenwich Park, and Faulkner shows no sign of sophomore slump) have been chock full o' red herrings and they're so well written! In this one, freelance reporter Natasha (“Tash”) is a new mom with a finicky little boy who she can use all the help she can get from a bunch of wealthy mothers she meets at day care. Her husband Tom is a doctor, as is one of the moms, and they don't get along, for reasons that gain importance as the story progresses. Tash's insecurities about motherhood and her dismay at losing her job lead her into investigating the drowning of a young nanny, who turns out to be wrapped tightly into the mom group and their husbands. It's un-putdownable from the first pages, with a clever ending that forces us to decide how well we know Tash, a likable and reliable narrator - to a point.… (mere)
froxgirl | 7 andre anmeldelser | Dec 24, 2023 |



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