Northern Spy

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A producer at the Belfast bureau of the BBC, Tessa is at work one day when the news of another raid comes on the air. As the anchor requests the public’s help in locating those responsible for this latest raid – a robbery at a gas station – Tessa’s sister appears on the screen. Tessa watches in shock as Marian pulls a black mask over her face. The police believe Marian has joined the IRA, but Tessa knows this is impossible. They were raised to oppose Republicanism, and the violence enacted in its name. They’ve attended peace vigils together. And besides, Marian is vacationing by the sea. Tessa just spoke to her yesterday. When the truth of what has happened to Marian reveals itself, Tessa will be forced to choose: between her ideals and her family, between bystanderism and action.

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK

‘You’ll devour Northern Spy . . . I loved this thrill ride of a book’
Reese Witherspoon

‘A sharp, moving thriller: you lose your breath for adrenalin’
Abigail Dean, author of Girl A

‘An exciting thriller… A domestic noir with a difference’
Adrian McKinty, author of The Chain

‘A chilling, gorgeously written tale’
New York Times

‘Nerve-shredding suspense’
Daily Mail

‘Thrillingly good… Flynn Berry shows a le Carré-like flair for making you wonder what’s really going on at any given moment’
Washington Post

A producer at the Belfast bureau of the BBC, Tessa is at work one day when the news of another IRA raid comes on the air: as the anchor requests the public’s help in locating those responsible for this latest attack – a robbery at a gas station – Tessa’s sister Marian appears on the screen, pulling a black mask over her face.

The police believe Marian has joined the IRA, but Tessa knows this is impossible. But when the truth of what has happened to her sister reveals itself, Tessa will be forced to choose: between her ideals and her family.

Praise for Flynn Berry

‘Breathtaking . . . Berry writes thrillingly’
New York Times

‘Beautifully paced and satisfyingly ominous’
Guardian

‘Mesmerizingly effective’
The Times

‘A thrilling page-turner’
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train

‘Berry’s clever, thrilling writing wound me in and left me heartbroken’
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

Additional information

Weight0.38 kg
Dimensions23.2 × 15.2 × 2.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

272

Language

English

Edition

Export ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K