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Northern Spy

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Northern Spy by Flynn Berry
Hardcover $26.00
Apr 06, 2021 | ISBN 9780735224995

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Praise

Advance praise for Northern Spy:

“[A] twisting . . . emotional thriller . . . Berry’s portrayal of Irish life is uncannily accurate . . . dropping readers headfirst into the emotions of living in conflict.” —Booklist (starred review) 

“A taut and compassionate thriller . . . [and a] reflection on personal choice and consequence . . . A poignant and lyrical novel that asks what is worth sacrificing for peace.” —Kirkus (starred review)

 “[A] moving contemporary thriller . . . It’s a measure of the author’s skill that she never loses sight of the humanity of her characters. Berry remains a writer to watch.” —Publishers Weekly

“Tense, terrifying, and briskly paced, Flynn Berry’s Northern Spy is not only a thrilling tale of espionage and conflicting loyalties in a deeply divided Northern Ireland, it is also a tender and honest portrayal of those fierce, all-consuming early days of motherhood and the complicated bonds between sisters, mothers, and daughters. A stunning story, beautifully told. I couldn’t put it down.” —Elizabeth Wetmore, New York Times bestselling author of Valentine

Praise for A Double Life:

“Flynn Berry writes thrillingly about women raging against a world that protects cruel and careless men . . . her prose can be as blistering as it is lush.” —Karen Valby, The New York Times Book Review

“[A] page-turner.” —Entertainment Weekly
 
“Elegantly written [and] artfully structured.” —BBC

“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

Praise for Under the Harrow:
 
“Exquisitely taut and intense. . . A superbly crafted psychological thriller [that] deserves to be celebrated for its own singular excellence.” —Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post
 
“A truly intelligent writer . . . Berry has a keen instinct for plotting and pacing, knowing just what to reveal and how much and when.” —Elizabeth Brundage, The New York Times Book Review 

“Berry takes some of the big social struggles that have animated the feminist movement and makes them specific and personal, exploring the rippling effects of power imbalances across individual lives.” ­—The Atlantic

“Flynn Berry is a deeply interesting writer.” —Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs and The Burning Girl

“In prose that is economical but perfectly judged, Berry transfixes the reader.” —The Guardian

“Surprise-filled . . . Well-wrought.” —The Wall Street Journal
 
“[Berry] imbues the classic murder mystery with rich emotional depth . . . The result is an investigation not just of the crime but also of the fierce, complicated love that exists between sisters.” —Oprah.com

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