THE SECRET HISTORY meets LULLABY in this phenomenal novel of privilege, deception and fury.
'A THRILLING PAGE-TURNER' Paula Hawkins
'SHOCKING AND SATISFYING' New York Times, Editor's Choice
'WHAT A BOOK!' Clare Mackintosh
'BEAUTIFULLY PACED AND SATISFYINGLY OMINOUS' Observer
WHO IS CLAIRE'S FATHER?
A privileged man, surrounded by devoted friends and a family he adores?
Or the deranged killer who attacked Claire's mother and then vanished in thin air?
For thirty years Claire has been obsessed with uncovering the mystery at the heart of her life, and she knows her father's friends - wealthy, powerful, ruthless - hold the key to the truth.
They know where Claire's father is. And it's time their perfect lives met her fury.
A compassionate and angry book... a thrilling page-turner. - Paula Hawkins, author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Clever, thrilling writing that wound me in and left me heartbroken when I turned the last page and realised it was over. - Fiona Barton, author of THE WIDOW and THE CHILD
Berry skips between Claire's present-day investigations and her reconstruction of her parents' lives almost three decades earlier in this beautifully paced and satisfyingly ominous story. - Observer
As well as confirming the promise of Berry's debut, Under the Harrow, the book demonstrates that fusing fiction and true crime can be mesmerisingly effective. - The Sunday Times
Flynn Berry writes thrillingly about women raging against a world that protects cruel and careless men. She's less preoccupied by scenes of abuse than the psychological toll of its threat. Her protagonists seethe over their knowledge of violence and are fueled by a howling grief for its victims. Berry proved in Under the Harrow that her prose can be as blistering as it is lush. Here, too, the writing is rich and moody, without any unnecessary fuss... The ending is as shocking as it is satisfying. - New York Times, Editor's Choice
FLYNN BERRY is a graduate of the Michener Center and has been awarded a Yaddo residency. She graduated from Brown University.
Her first novel, UNDER THE HARROW, was awarded the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and was called 'a triumph' (Sunday Times) and 'thrilling' (New York Times). Her follow-up, A DOUBLE LIFE, was praised by Paula Hawkins and Clare Mackintosh among others and was called 'blistering' (New York Times) and 'shocking' (Guardian).
Her third novel, NORTHERN SPY, is set in Northern Ireland.
She lives in California.