“In quiet and meticulous prose, Flynn Berry vividly re-imagines one of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century. A Double Life is a thrilling page-turner, but it is also a compassionate and angry book: with forensic precision, Berry picks apart lives derailed by violence and the ways in which class privilege protect the guilty.”
— Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
A gripping, intense novel from the award-winning author of Under the Harrow, inspired by one of the most famous unsolved crimes of the twentieth century.
Claire is a doctor leading a carefully calibrated life in London. No one around her knows that nearly thirty years ago, her father’s car was found abandoned near the English Channel with bloodstains on its front seat. The first lord accused of murder in more than a century, he has been missing ever since.
A Double Life is at once a riveting page-turner and a moving reflection on women and violence, trauma and memory, and class and privilege.
Out July 31 from Viking.