Under the Harrow

A Novel
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (303 ratings)

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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.

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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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I DID NOT UNDERSTAND THIS BOOK

I've never had an audible book that I just didn't get. I haven't liked some but this one, I just simply didn't understand any of it.

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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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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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A decent debut. A bit slow to start but ends well

The narration was quite good, and while the story was a bit slow to start, the last hour made up for it.

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Compelling

Hard to follow at times But I find myself wanting to complete the books so I could find out what happened. That makes a good book for me.

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Slow to Develop!

The storyline took a bit longer to develop than I expected, but the characters were intriguing!

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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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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!.