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A Double Life

Flynn Berry

3 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense

The Secret History meets Lullaby in this phenomenal novel of privilege, deception and fury.

'A THRILLING PAGE-TURNER' Paula Hawkins
Some wounds need more than time. They crave revenge.

Claire's father is a privileged man: handsome, brilliant, the product of an aristocratic lineage and an expensive education, surrounded by a group of devoted friends who would do anything for him.

But when he becomes the prime suspect in a horrific attack on Claire's mother - a pretty little thing who married into the elite ranks of society and dared escape her gilded cage - fate and privilege collide, and a scandal erupts. Claire's father disappears overnight, his car abandoned, blood on the front seat.

Thirty years after that hellish night, Claire is obsessed with uncovering the truth, and she knows that the answer is held behind the closed doors of beautiful townhouses and country estates, safeguarded by the same friends who all those years before had answered the call to protect one of their own.

Because they know where Claire's father is.
They helped him escape.
And it's time their pristine lives met her fury.
A razor-sharp take on privilege, wealth and class- The Secret History meets Big Little Lies and Leila Slimani's Lullaby - A Double Life is a masterclass in psychological suspense.

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Praise for A Double Life

  • I couldn't stop. It's like Broadchurch written by Elena Ferrante. I've been telling all my friends to read it - the highest compliment

  • Under the Harrow is a compulsively readable and atmospheric novel that I consumed almost in one sitting. The portrayal of the two sisters is subtle, original, and compelling

  • A nail-biter that fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will no doubt love, Under the Harrow is swiftly carried along by a momentum of unraveling certainties that ramp up with every page, building to the end's thrilling crescendo. I loved this dark, chilling book and couldn't put it down

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Flynn Berry

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).
She lives in California.

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