Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry audiobook

Under the Harrow

By Flynn Berry
Read by Fiona Hardingham

Blackstone Publishing 9780143108573
6.08 Hours Unabridged
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A debut psychological thriller about a young woman who finds her sister brutally murdered, and the shocking incident in their past that may hold the key to finding the killer 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 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 she unravels, she 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.

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Summary

Summary

A 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner for Best First Novel

A Good Housekeeping Pick of the 30 Best New Books for Summer 2016

An Elle Magazine Pick of 9 of the Best Books to Read in June

A Cosmopolitan Pick of 15 Addictive Books That Are Perfect for the Beach

A Vogue Pick of Summer Reads to Pack for Your Next Beach Trip

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of 9 Thrillers You Should Read This Summer

A Huffington Post Pick of Summer 2016 Books You Won't Want to Miss

A Bustle Pick of New Thrillers to Read This Summer

A Refinery29 Pick of the Best Books of 2016 So Far

A June 2016 LibraryReads Pick  

A debut psychological thriller about a young woman who finds her sister brutally murdered, and the shocking incident in their past that may hold the key to finding the killer

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 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 she unravels, she 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[A] literary take on the psychological thriller.” Elle
“A slender tale full of polished, watchful prose, with an interesting kind of icy desperation in its bones.” USA Today
“[A] hard-driving, page-turning, compulsively readable narrative…Precise sentences call to mind Hitchcock’s meticulous storyboards and enrich the work with a cinematic scope.” New York Times Book Review
“Exquisitely taut and intense…a superbly crafted psychological thriller.” Washington Post
“A quick read that envelops you in its suspenseful plot from the first page.” Huffington Post
“Psychologically intense and darkly atmospheric.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“A twisty psychological thriller.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Berry’s cool voice and the world it invokes are the stuff of classic crime fiction, but this is deeper than a caper—it is the story of a woman working through her stages of grief.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“Obsession and memory, rage and regret, power this atmospheric psychological suspense debut.” Library Journal
“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.” Publishers Weekly
“Berry accomplishes the rare feat of making the victim come alive on the page without ever sacrificing the deep, all-encompassing loss felt by those left behind.” Kirkus Reviews
“A moody psychological thriller that explores sisterhood’s complex mix of love and resentment.” Booklist
“Fiona Hardingham’s appealing British accent proves the perfect vehicle for this fast-paced psychological thriller. Her subtle shadings of tone and cadence allow for effortless character differentiation and highlight the author’s talent for dialogue. Hardingham grabs the listener from the first sentence of this tightly written mystery…Berry’s skillful writing charges every word of the story with action and drama; Hardingham’s equally skillful narration delivers every satisfying bit” AudioFile
“I’ve listened to Fiona Hardingham narrate books before and enjoy her narrations. She did an amazing job with this story, her British accent coming into play perfectly. Her pacing was spot on for this psychological thriller, and she delivered just the right amount of tension in her voice when needed.” Always with a Book

Reviews

Reviews

by Troy 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

Not exactly a page turner

This is not a fast mover or a story that grabs you by the lapels and pulls you in. Quite honestly, it reads like an adolescent's diary... and one that enjoys painting pictures with words, but isn't overly concerned with the result on the canvas.

While the world that is described is done so eloquently, it soon becomes tiresome from the extreme verbosity. Every thought, every stimulus, every interaction is analyzed and detailed and dissected to extremes. And written in first person, the monotony of spending all of your time in one person's mind only adds to this effect.

Some will like the author's style. I'm just not one of them.

Author

Author Bio: Flynn Berry

Author Bio: 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.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English