"A thrilling page-turner." --Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train"As shocking as it is satisfying." --The New York Times Book ReviewA gripping, intense, stunningly written novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning author of Under the HarrowClaire is a hardworking doctor leading a simple, quiet life in London. She is also the daughter of the most notorious murder suspect in the country, though no one knows it. Nearly thirty years ago, while Claire and her brother slept upstairs, a brutal crime was committed in her family's townhouse. The next morning, her father's car was found abandoned near the English Channel, with bloodstains on the front seat. Her mother insisted she'd seen him in the house that night, but his powerful, privileged friends maintained his innocence. The first lord accused of murder in more than a century, he has been missing ever since. When the police tell Claire they've found him, her carefully calibrated existence begins to fracture. She doe...
|Title||:||A Double Life|
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A Double Life Reviews
The build-up and suspense author Flynn Berry created in the beginning through three-quarters the way through this book was incredible. After finishing a chapter and wanting to see what would happen next, the next chapter would flashback in time and I knew I would have to wait to find out. This format kept me turning page after page.
Claire is in her early thirties and hasn’t seen her father in twenty-six years. He may still be out there in the world and she can’t rest easy knowing this. He disapp ...more
I very much enjoyed this novel, which was inspired by the infamous case of Lord Lucan, but is of course fiction. The murder takes place in the early 1990s, when the protagonist, Claire, now a doctor in London, was very young. Her mother Faye's friend Emma was brutally murdered, and Faye herself badly injured. Claire found Emma's body while her mother went to the nearby pub to call for help; the prime suspect was Claire's estranged father Colin, a privileged lord with a close circle of wealthy an ...more
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2.5 stars. At 20% this was in danger of being a DNF for me but by 25% it got a little better, enough so to keep reading. I found the flashbacks to be presented in a very confusing way. I would be well into the flashback and just generally confused about what I was reading before I even realized it was a flashback. I also thought there were a lot of character names past and present to keep track of and that added to the co ...more
There was a simplicity aspect to the book that I really enjoyed. The author didn't try to make this an overly complicated mystery with so many twists and turns that end up hurting the story rather than enhancing it. The book itself is only around 270 pages so the story doesn't drag on and on as you are wondering what happened to the father who disappeared after a woman was murdered. Ended up finishing this in a day as it was an enjoyable read and I find it fascinating that the book was loosely b ...more
4 appealed to me stars
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This was the first Flynn Barry book that I have read and I truly have to say I will be back for more.
A horrendous murder has been committed, a well heeled father, Colin Spenser, has been accused, blood is later found in his abandoned car, and his children and wife are left to pick up the pieces. Colin, a Lord in the House of Lords, is suspected of murder and yet he is missing. Has he killed himself after ...more
She said she heard noises coming from downstairs so she went to see what they were. When she reached the landing she found her estranged husband with a length of pipe outfitted with tape.
He attacked her forcing his fist down her throat.
He said he was walking past the house when he witnessed the fight. He came in to aid his wife and the burglar ran away.
Although his DNA is present at the scene of the crime and blood is found in his car 70 miles away there is no DNA underneath her fi ...more
Claire is a London physician living under an assumed identity. Time and again she finds herself disappointed when police tell her that their new search to find her missing father has not yielded any results. Twenty six years ago, while Claire and her brother were asleep upstairs in their London home, her father brutally murdered Claire’s nanny and then attempted to murder her mother. He fled the scene and was never apprehended. But Claire is determined to find her father and then discover the tr ...more
Thirty years ago Claire woke to loud noises downstairs, only to discover her nanny Emma covered in blood. Claire’s mother and father who were estranged at the time whose names are Faye and Colin. Faye said Colin attacked her when she found him over Emma’s body bloody. Faye had escaped and ran for help and Colin disappeared. His car was found abandoned near the English Channel with blood stains on the front seat. His powerful wealthy friend maintain his innocence. Colin hasn’t been seen since. Th ...more