Under the Harrow (Paperback)

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Under the Harrow is a powerful, psychological thriller, by debut novelist Flynn Berry. The story of two sisters, their relationship, and the trauma and secrets that surround them will haunt you from the very first page. Nora is looking forward to spending the weekend at her sister's home in the countryside, but she arrives to find Rachel has been brutally murdered. Nora's struggle to search for her sister's killer, turns into obsession, and as past history comes to light, this complex and compelling tale will keep you spellbound.

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"A thriller for fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl... with] a striking, original voice all Berry's own." --The New York Times Book Review

Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best First Novel
Named one of the "10 Best Mystery Books and Thrillers of the Year" by The Washington Post
Named one of the best books of the year by The Atlantic

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.

About the Author


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143108573
ISBN-10: 0143108573
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: June 14th, 2016
Pages: 240
Language: English