UNDER THE HARROW

Flynn Berry

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.

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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.

A riveting psychological thriller and a haunting exploration of the fierce love between two sisters, the distortions of grief, and the terrifying power of the past, Under the Harrow marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.

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  • Penguin Books
  • Paperback
  • June 2016
  • 240 Pages
  • 9780143108573

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About Flynn Berry

Flynn Berry is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers and has been awarded a Yaddo residency. Under the Harrow is her first novel.

Praise

“A meticulously wrought new thriller [that] envelops you in its suspenseful plot from the first page.” —Huffington Post, “22 Summer 2016 Books You Won’t Want To Miss”

“Hitchcockian . . . A moody psychological thriller that explores sisterhood’s complex mix of love and resentment.”

—Booklist

“Readers will enjoy trying to ferret out the clues along with Nora, but those who think they have the mystery figured out may be caught off guard. . . . [A] tight debut.”

—Publishers Weekly

“A nail-biter that fans of Gone Girl and 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.”

—Suzanne Rindell, author of The Other Typist

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