How do you find your sister's killer when no one will help you?
'Thrilling' NEW YORK TIMES
'Berry transfixes the reader' GUARDIAN
'A literary take on the psychological thriller' ELLE
'Exquisitely taut and intense' WASHINGTON POST
'The book's triumph is Nora's voice' THE SUNDAY TIMES
'One of the most disturbing yet compelling psychological thrillers you'll read' IRISH INDEPENDENT
When Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the Oxfordshire 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 unrecognisable as the sister her investigation uncovers.
A riveting psychological thriller, Under the Harrow explores the fierce love between two sisters and the terrifying power of the past.
WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL 2017
Readers love Flynn Berry and Under the Harrow:
'Holy cow, this was great' Sara on Goodreads (five stars)
'Kept me guessing until the very end' Amanda on Goodreads (five stars)
'A class above the average murder story' Brian on Goodreads (five stars)
'Read it, it's SO good!!!' Sumaiyya on Goodreads (five stars)
'Intense, compelling reading- loved it' Carol on Goodreads (five stars)
'The atmosphere and voice of this book are amazing!' Mark on Goodreads (five stars)
'More twists and turns than a colonoscopy on a contortionist!' Boris on Goodreads (five stars)
'A wildly original page-turner. It made me crazily manic' Susan on Goodreads (five stars)
At the start of Berry's tight debut, Nora, the book's initially guarded narrator, travels from her home in London to her sister Rachel's house in the Oxfordshire countryside, where she finds Rachel dead, stabbed multiple times. Devastated, Nora proceeds to insinuate herself into the ensuing police investigation, while starting her own among the people Rachel came in contact with. Determined to the point of obsession, she manages to offend nearly everyone. Old secrets come to light in all of their ugliness, including an attack on Rachel as a teen (and the sisters' ongoing efforts to find the perpetrator). Nora struggles to resolve her love for her sister with the resentment that's always simmered below the surface. 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 by the surprising, if a bit abrupt, ending. Five-city author tour.