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Broken Light

A Novel

Published by Pegasus Crime
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A bold and timely novel that explores how women can feel invisible as they grow older—and what happens when they decide to take back control.

Bernie Moon's ambitions and dreams have been forgotten by everyone, even Bernie herself. At nineteen she was full of promise, but now, facing fifty and going through the menopause, she's a fading light.

Until the murder of a woman in a local park unlocks a series of childhood memories, and with them, a talent that she has hidden all her adult life.

What happens when the frustrations and power of an older woman are finally given their chance to be revealed?

Filled with growth and redemption, revenge and visibility, friendship and self-discovery, Broken Light is an explosive new thriller that challenges our notions of womanhood and power.

About The Author

Joanne Harris is an Anglo-French author, whose books include twenty novels, three cookbooks, and many short stories. Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology, and fantasy. In 2000, her 1999 novel Chocolat was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is an honorary Fellow of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, and in 2022 was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabet II. Her novels A Narrow Door and Broken Light are also available from Pegasus Books.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Pegasus Crime (May 11, 2023)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781639364725

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Raves and Reviews

“This incendiary, brilliantly plotted thriller from Harris centers on 48-year-old Bernie Ingram’s midlife crisis. Vibrant voices will keep readers mesmerized right through to the glorious, explosive finale. This is a one-of-a-kind triumph.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Bold, brave, and timely.”

Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author

“Chilling, enchanting, and thought-provoking.”

Ian Rankin, author of the Inspector Rebus novels

“Profound, moving, and utterly unforgettable.”

Catriona Ward, author of The Last House of Needless Street 

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