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A Double Life

An edge-of-your-seat thriller about the weight of guilt and the price of revenge

By Flynn Berry

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The Secret History meets Lullaby in this phenomenal novel of privilege, deception and fury.

'A THRILLING PAGE-TURNER' Paula Hawkins
'WHAT A BOOK!' Clare Mackintosh
'IT WOUND ME IN AND LEFT ME HEART-BROKEN' Fiona Barton

Some wounds need more than time. They crave revenge.

Claire's father is a privileged man: handsome, brilliant, the product of an aristocratic lineage and an expensive education, surrounded by a group of devoted friends who would do anything for him.

But when he becomes the prime suspect in a horrific attack on Claire's mother - an outsider who married into the elite ranks of society and dared escape her gilded cage - fate and privilege collide, and a scandal erupts.

Claire's father disappears overnight, his car abandoned, blood on the front seat.

Thirty years after that hellish night, Claire is obsessed with uncovering the truth, and she knows that the answer is held behind the closed doors of beautiful townhouses and country estates, safeguarded by the same friends who all those years before had answered the call to protect one of their own.

Because they know where Claire's father is.

They helped him escape.

And it's time their pristine lives met her fury.


'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

'What a book! A skilful and compelling exploration of families, crime, and class.' Clare Mackintosh, author of 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


Praise for Flynn Berry and her first novel Under the Harrow:

'Thrilling' NEW YORK TIMES
'Berry transfixes the reader' GUARDIAN
'The book's triumph is Nora's voice' THE SUNDAY TIMES
'An exquisitely taut and intense debut' WASHINGTON POST
'Like Broadchurch written by Elena Ferrante' CLAIRE MESSUD, AUTHOR OF THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS
'Compulsively readable' ROSAMUND LUPTON, AUTHOR OF SISTER

Biographical Notes

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).
She lives in California.

flynberry.com | @flynnberry_

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  • Publication date: 31 Jul 2018
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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
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