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A Double Life by Flynn Berry
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Jul 02, 2019 | ISBN 9780735224988

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“Breathtaking . . . as shocking as it is satisfying . . . Berry writes thrillingly . . . about women raging against a world that protects cruel and careless men. . . . As desperate and consumed as our messy heroine may get in the process, Berry always lets her hold onto her humanity.” —The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) 
“[An] astute thriller . . . With exquisite pacing, Edgar Award-winner Berry guides us to a stunning conclusion.” —The Seattle Times

“[A] page-turner.” Entertainment Weekly

“Thrilling.” —O, The Oprah Magazine  


“Impossible to put down.” —Suspense

“[A] standout . . . Beautifully paced and satisfyingly ominous.” —The Guardian

“Elegantly written [and] artfully structured . . . As her story unwinds, Berry reaches deep into the psychic wounds and social repercussions of the crime.” —BBC

“Suspense at its very best.” —CrimeReads

“Thrilling . . . Berry starts with a chilling, notorious unsolved true crime . . . and builds her story from there.” —Parade
“Engrossing.” —Good Housekeeping

“Psychological suspense has a new reigning queen.” —New York Journal of Books

“As well as confirming the promise of Berry’s debut…[A Double Life] demonstrates that fusing fiction and true crime…can be mesmerizingly effective.” —The Times (London)

“Satisfyingly ominous prose . . . Complex characters . . . are brought heartbreakingly to life while Britain’s unjust, and still prevalent, class system, which lies at the heart of this tale, lends the narrative some moral weight.” —East Hampton Star

“[An] engrossing psychological thriller . . . [that] builds to a shocking but satisfying conclusion. Berry tells this shattering story with surprising grace.” Publishers Weekly

A Double Life is that rare thing: a beautifully written page-turner.” The Bookseller (London)

“A thrilling page-turner [and] a compassionate and angry book: with forensic precision, Berry picks apart lives derailed by violence and the ways in which class privilege protects the guilty.” —Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water

A Double Life is more than just a taut thriller that will keep you poised at the edge of your seat: it’s also a deeply considered examination of women, violence, and memory. Do yourself a favor and read this astonishing novel.” Rene Denfeld, author of The Child Finder

“Berry’s clever, thrilling writing wound me in and left me heartbroken when I turned the last page and realized it was over.” Fiona Barton, author of The Widow

“What a book! A skillful and compelling exploration of families, crime, and class.” Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go

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