Book Talk: Under the Harrow9:00:00 AM
The Pretty Good Gatsby's giveaway of a recent Penguin publication: Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry. Thanks, Leah! It arrived a few days ago and I was so excited that I put down what I was reading to pick this up! I devoured it in the course of an afternoon - both because I was into it and because it is only 219 pages.
- It was satisfying to read this kind of book - one that messes with your mind and has you trying to figure out whodunit - to have a tangible, yet satisfying conclusion.
- I enjoyed Berry's narrative style and found myself seeing things through Nora's eyes: looking at everyone and everything differently in the aftermath of her sister's death.
- For what it's worth, while I guessed one of the major plot points, I actually didn't guess Rachel's killer. There's nothing duller than thinking you've figured out a story 100 pages in...and then finding out you were right.
- Sometimes a story leaves something to be desired because it outlasts its welcome - Under the Harrow does the opposite by leaving you before you can leave it.
- If you're looking for a beach read, but beach reads aren't really your thing, I'd suggest Under the Harrow. It's short, it's engaging, and like Leah said in her review, it's one that doesn't leave you guessing (in the best way).