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Northern Spy: A Reese Witherspoon's Book Club Pick by [Flynn Berry]

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A sharp, moving thriller, combining motherhood and espionage, sisterhood and sacrifice. You lose your breath for adrenalin, but also in empathy: for Tessa and Finn, in those quiet nightime moments between mother and son. As tender as it is tense. ― Abigail Dean, author of GIRL A

A chilling, gorgeously written tale of a modern community poisoned by ancient grievances . . . Berry is a beautiful writer with a sophisticated, nuanced understanding of this most complicated of places.

New York Times

Thrillingly good . . .
Flynn Berry shows a le Carré-like flair for making you wonder what's really going on at any given moment. ― Washington Post

Even at its highest pitch, Ms. Berry's novel remains a human-centered story that closely examines the behavior of siblings, babies, mothers and friends...a beguiling thriller that's hard to put down. ―
Wall Street Journal

Flynn Berry has written
a thriller for the ages. ― Entertainment Weekly

Taut and passionate. . .
full of threat and heartbreak. . . Northern Spy will be a hit for readers of Dublin noir and tartan noir. . . Denise Mina and Tana French readers can also find familiar ground - but so in fact can any readers who treasure a well-plotted mystery with a powerful sense of how place and the near past can force a person to cross the lines they once felt were sacred. ― New York Journal of Books

Emotional and intellectually engaging ―
Crime Time

PRAISE FOR FLYNN BERRY'S A DOUBLE LIFE
'A thrilling page-turner'
Paula Hawkins
'What a book!'
Clare Mackintosh
'Beautifully paced and satisfyingly ominous'
Observer
'Mesmerisingly effective'
The Sunday Times
'Berry brings the story to a satisfyingly shocking conclusion'
Guardian
'A compulsive page-turner'
Daily Mail

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About the Author

FLYNN BERRY is a graduate of the Michener Center and has been awarded a Yaddo residency. She graduated from Brown University.

Her first novel, UNDER THE HARROW, was awarded the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and was called 'a triumph' (Sunday Times) and 'thrilling' (New York Times). Her follow-up, A DOUBLE LIFE, was praised by Paula Hawkins and Clare Mackintosh among others and was called 'blistering' (New York Times) and 'shocking' (Guardian).

Her third novel, NORTHERN SPY, is set in Northern Ireland.

She lives in California. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08CB3DTWG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Weidenfeld & Nicolson (8 April 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3425 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 289 pages
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Flynn Berry is the author of Under the Harrow, which won the Edgar Award for best first novel, and A Double Life, which will be published in July 2018. Under the Harrow has been translated into sixteen languages and was optioned for television by Paramount. Flynn is a graduate of Brown University and the Michener Center, and was a Yaddo fellow.

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