Flynn Berry is the author of A Double Life, which will be published in July 2018, and Under the Harrow, which won the Edgar Award for best first novel. Under the Harrow has been translated into sixteen languages and was optioned for television by Paramount. Flynn is a graduate of Brown University and the Michener Center, and was a Yaddo fellow.
Claire is someone who appreciates fully the value of her privacy. There are many good reasons for that; the least of it being that Claire is not the name the London doctor was born with. Once the pampered children of two society parents, Claire and her brother Robbie were exposed to horrific violence at a young age after the murder of their nanny at the hands of their father and the attempted murder of their mother. Colin Spenser was never seen again after the attacks and his circle of dilettante friends soon after closed their ranks to exclude Claire and her family.
Never able to shed herself of the certainty that her aristocrat father is still alive and living the high life somewhere, Claire is now the only one looking out for her addict brother after the death of their mother. Inserting herself back into the sphere of her father’s friends is surprisingly easy, as Claire was last seen by them all as a child. It has been over thirty years and Claire is a child no longer and has an adult’s means and determination on her side.