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The Harpy  by Megan Hunter

The Harpy

Megan Hunter

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Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 3 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9781529010213

From the acclaimed author of The End We Start From, The Harpy is the story of a marriage, an affair, and a very particular kind of revenge.

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5 stars out of 5
Alice O'Keeffe
6 Mar 2020

"her second novel is equally impressive"

Her first novel, The End We Start From, about a new mother and her baby escaping rising floodwater in a near-future England, was one of my favourite debuts of the past five years. This, her second novel, is equally impressive; pitch-black and bloody it tells of married, stay-at-home mother Lucy who discovers that her husband Jake has been cheating on her with his older colleague. "Hell hath no fury" runs the proverb, here with bells on as Lucy takes her revenge. A cross between a dark, poetic fairytale and "Doctor Foster" on steroids.