Northern Spy

by Flynn Berry is an emotional thriller about the fragile peace in Northern Ireland. Tess, the narrator of Northern  Spy, grew up in the violent shadow of the Troubles. But, it’s been two decades since the Good Friday Agreement was signed, and Tess is now a new mother, relishing time with her family and hoping the tensions that have simmered in her homeland won’t boil over. Working at the BBC News bureau in Belfast, Tess sees footage of her sister Marian participating in an armed IRA robbery and is suddenly drawn into the role of an IRA double agent to protect her sister. This suspenseful novel examines the loyalty toward family, toward country, and what the price of peace truly is.