A Double Life (Paperback)
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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 13/06/2019
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FROM FLYNN BERRY, AUTHOR OF REESE WITHERSPOON'S BOOK CLUB PICK NORTHERN SPY

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 thrilling page-turner' Paula Hawkins
'Shocking' New York Times
'What a book!' Clare Mackintosh
'Satisfyingly ominous' Observer
'It left me heartbroken' Fiona Barton
'Psychological suspense has a new reigning queen' New York Journal of Books

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474607032
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
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 *
[An] interesting ... reimagining of the Lord Lucan story... Berry brings the story to a satisfyingly shocking conclusion. * Guardian *
A compulsive page-turner * Daily Mail *
A Double Life isn't just a whodunit but a damning dissection on class and privilege too. Fans of Elizabeth Day's The Party will love this. * Sarra Manning, Red Online *
A stifling air of unease builds with every page * Prima *
A quietly menacing thriller by up-and-coming talent Flynn Berry. * Good Housekeeping UK *
Psychological suspense has a new reigning queen * New York Journal of Books *
A detailed and compelling story of a family's fallout from a brutal crime, and the search for truth and retribution. * Fanny Blake, Woman & Home *
Berry gives the well-worn story of Lord Lucan a fresh twist with this clever tale which tells the story of a woman determined to bring her father's high society friends to justice. * i - Independent, Best Beach Reads for Summer *
Engrossing * Mail on Sunday *
Thrilling * Good Housekeeping (The 25 Best New Books for Summer 2018) *
Berry's sophomore effort is just as smart and haunting as her Edgar-winning debut, Under the Harrow * CrimeReads (11 Crime Novels You Should Read This Summer) *
Flynn Berry vividly re-imagines one of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century. A Double Life is a thrilling page-turner, but it is also a compassionate and angry book: with forensic precision, Berry picks apart lives derailed by violence and the ways in which class privilege protect the guilty.' * Paula Hawkins, author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and INTO THE WATER *
What a book! A skilful and compelling exploration of families, crime, and class. * Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO, I SEE YOU and LET ME LIE *
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 *
Thrilling * Laura Lippman, author of SUNBURN (O Magazine, Summer's Best True Crime-Inspired Thrillers *
Astute... With exquisite pacing, Edgar Award-winner Berry (Under the Harrow) guides us to a stunning conclusion. * Seattle Times *
There are obvious hints of the Lucan case, but Berry makes the story her own, weaving in details that snag at the mind's edge... The story dances between rage and compassion. This struggle between opposing values propels the book to its startling conclusion * Spectator *

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“Life can be complicated!”

3.5*
The ghost of Lord Lucan haunts this dark mystery. The heroine is Claire, a London GP and her brother who has a troubled past. The main focus of the story is finding their father, who disappeared a significant... More

Hardback edition
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“A gripping, yet quiet thriller”

The story of 'A Double Life' follows Claire as she tries to piece together what happened to her father following a brutal, and fatal, attack on her home thirty years previously, for which he was the prime... More

Hardback edition
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“Searching for a murderer or not”




A well written psychological novel and a welcome second book by the author. The title is somewhat of a misnomer but it does involve the radical turn about of Claire a hardworking doctor living a quiet life in... More

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