Even at its highest pitch, Ms. Berry's novel remains a human-centered story that closely examines the behavior of siblings, babies, mothers and friends...a beguiling thriller that's hard to put down.
Emotional and intellectually engaging
A sharp, moving thriller, combining motherhood and espionage, sisterhood and sacrifice. You lose your breath for adrenalin, but also in empathy: for Tessa and Finn, in those quiet nightime moments between mother and son. As tender as it is tense.
Thrillingly good . . . Flynn Berry shows a le Carré-like flair for making you wonder what's really going on at any given moment.
A chilling, gorgeously written tale of a modern community poisoned by ancient grievances . . . Berry is a beautiful writer with a sophisticated, nuanced understanding of this most complicated of places.
PRAISE FOR FLYNN BERRY'S A DOUBLE LIFE 'A thrilling page-turner' Paula Hawkins 'What a book!' Clare Mackintosh 'Beautifully paced and satisfyingly ominous' Observer 'Mesmerisingly effective' The Sunday Times 'Berry brings the story to a satisfyingly shocking conclusion' Guardian 'A compulsive page-turner' Daily Mail
Taut and passionate. . . full of threat and heartbreak. . . Northern Spy will be a hit for readers of Dublin noir and tartan noir. . . Denise Mina and Tana French readers can also find familiar ground - but so in fact can any readers who treasure a well-plotted mystery with a powerful sense of how place and the near past can force a person to cross the lines they once felt were sacred.
Flynn Berry has written a thriller for the ages.