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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2016 Flynn Berry (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[Narrator] Fiona Hardingham's appealing British accent proves the perfect vehicle for this fast-paced psychological thriller.... Berry's skillful writing charges every word of the story with action and drama; Hardingham's equally skillful narration delivers every satisfying bit." (AudioFile)

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Exhausting and boring

What would have made Under the Harrow better?

I got this book because of the reviews. I was bored out of my mind. Yes, the book has a good twist to it, but the whole books is just so drawn out. I was confused with all the characters and couldn't keep track of everyone. I am just so happy it's over.

Has Under the Harrow turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, I still like mysteries.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Quite good!

I couldn't put it down, so I finished it in a day. I hope this author writes many more, but I hope they're longer.

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Utterly boring

There was no heart in this book. The main character was painful and a mess.

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love the narrator. excellent

wonderful story told from a unique perspective. thoroughly enjoyed it having the British accent perfect

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Just ok

Can't pinpoint the exact problem but it could be that I found myself not really caring about the characters. Listened until the end but if you asked me if it's was worth it I would probably have to say no

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Maybe my first to say that it was worst than I expected.

Somewhat of too vague. I think the story was not that interesting or had any suspense to it. Poor conclusion to know the actual killer and also to get to know hints about the killer was even worst. Overall, the performance was good.

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The Doppelgänger

What did you love best about Under the Harrow?

The gradual deterioration of Nora, so well depicted.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, it did.

What does Fiona Hardingham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her shifting moods.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

A great reader!.

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It's really dragged.

The story really dragged, and never picked up. The twist at the end wasn't exciting and didn't give me any pay off. And I'm not really a tough critic. This is my second least favorite book I've read all year, after Shattered, which was awful.

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Well written and engaging

Loved the character development and the beautiful descriptive language. The plot twist was foreshadowed, but still unexpected. I'd recommend as a good summer listen.

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A bit disappointed

I started reading this book a while ago and it started off really interesting. When I purchased it from audible.com and finished listening to the story I was a bit disappointed in the way it would bounce back from teenage memories to the current happenings...confusing really.
Storyline was ok, nothing really spectacular