Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Woman in the Park” by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist, Beaufort Books
Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist, Authors of “The Woman in the Park” have written an edgy, twisted, dark, horrific, suspenseful, intense novel. The Genres for this novel are Psychological Thriller and Mystery. The authors describe their dramatic characters as complex, complicated, quirky, suspect and dysfunctional.
This novel has the slight flavor of a satire with dark humor, and almost a para-normal feel like in “The Sixth Sense”. Mostly the author describes the setting as one of a “Gaslight” feel as in movies such as “Gaslight” and “What Lies Beneath” with Michelle Pfeiffer.
Sarah Rock meets a quirky stranger in the park as she waits to see her Therapist. Sarah appears to be wealthy and lives in a building in the city with a doorman. Sarah is seeking something unknown to her. She fears her husband is cheating, and she is ambivalent about her children going to boarding school. This is a story in what appears to be may not really be. What is real? What is a delusion or an illusion? It is almost like Sarah is looking through a large glass window.
A woman that Sarah met in the Park has disappeared, and it looks like Sarah might be a suspect, or not. I would recommend this dark scary novel for those readers who enjoy psychological thrillers.