Written by Editorial Staff
This year’s winner for best first book is Flynn Berry for her debut novel, Under the Harrow (Penguin Random House – Penguin Books).
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.
Paperback | $16.00
Published by Penguin Books
Jun 14, 2016 | 240 Pages | 5-1/16 x 7-3/4| ISBN 9780143108573
ABOUT UNDER THE HARROW
“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.