W&N Crime & Thriller Hb January £12.99 256pp 978 1 474 60540 3 ebook: £12.99 / 978 1 474 60510 6 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 16919 2 / 9 hours
‘It’s like Broadchurch written by Elena Ferrante. I’ve been telling all my friends to read it – the highest compliment’ – Claire Messud
W&N Fiction • January 2017
FLYNN bERRY Under the Harrow
Enchantingly dark, a novel for readers who love psychological thrillers.
When Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station, or at home cooking dinner. but when she walks into Rachel’s familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder.
Stunned and adrift, Nora finds she can’t return to her former life. An unsolved assault in the past has shaken her faith in the police, and she can’t trust them to find her sister’s killer. Haunted by the murder and the secrets that surround it, Nora is under the harrow: distressed and in danger. As Nora’s fear turns to obsession, she becomes as unrecognizable as the sister her investigation uncovers.
‘This sense of unease and mystery grows and grows’ harriet lane, author of Her
‘Compulsively readable and atmospheric’ rosamund lupton, author of Sister
‘underneath its hard-driving, page-turning, compulsively readable narrative is a striking, original voice all Berry’s own’ New York Times Book Review
‘a thriller to be gulped down in one sitting’ Good Housekeeping
‘an exquisitely taut and intense debut’ Washington Post
Flynn Berry studied English at brown University in the USA and has been awarded a Writer’s Residency at Yaddo Retreat for Artists. Under the Harrow is her first novel.
Location: New York, USA Available for interview www.flynnberry.com T: @flynnberry_