The twisty, compelling debut, which was acquired at auction by Alison Hennessey at Bloomsbury / Raven Books after a four-way auction, will be published as a super lead title in Spring 2021.
Katherine was hugely excited by the deal: “I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Alison and the incredibly talented Raven Books team at Bloomsbury. I was absolutely blown away by their passion for Greenwich Park, and knew straight away that I had found the perfect home for my book. I can’t wait to get started.”
Alison was equally thrilled: “In the flurry of my pre-Frankfurt submissions, Katherine’s impeccably polished novel stood out from the start. Utterly compelling, immensely satisfying, I knew this was a book and author who were perfect for the Raven Books list. And when Katherine came in to meet the team, and wowed us all, we all knew we absolutely had to publish her here.”
US and Canadian rights were the next to be snapped up. Greenwich Park was acquired by Jackie Cantor at Simon & Schuster/ Gallery Books in the US, and Simon & Schuster Canada.
Greenwich Park explores the terrible consequences of guilt, the complexity of female friendships, and the fallibility of the memories we cherish…
Helen lives a seemingly picturesque life in Greenwich Park with her husband: a beautiful Victorian home, her tight-knit circle of friends, and a baby on the way.
This all changes the day that Helen accidentally befriends single mother Rachel at an antenatal class. Helen is as neurotic and emotionally fragile as Rachel is extroverted and brash. As their unlikely friendship intensifies, Helen becomes increasingly unsettled by Rachel’s odd behaviour. And she’s not the only one.
Those closest to Helen in Greenwich Park begin to realise that Rachel is linked to their shared history in unexpected ways, threatening to expose a past crime which could destroy all of their lives.
What secrets lie beneath the foliage and warm streetlamps of this neighbourhood?
Huge congratulations to Katherine, we are thrilled for you!