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Charlotte Philby

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Charlotte Philby worked for the Independent for eight years, as a columnist, editor and reporter, and was shortlisted for the Cudlipp Prize at the 2013 Press Awards for her investigative journalism. Founder of the online platform, she regularly contributes to the Guardian and iNews, as well as the BBC World Service, Channel 4 and Woman's Hour. She has three children and lives in London. Charlotte is the granddaughter of Kim Philby, Britain’s most famous communist double-agent.

Genres: Mystery
   The Most Difficult Thing (2019)
     aka Part of the Family
   A Double Life (2020)
   The Second Woman (2021)
   Edith & Kim (2022)
Charlotte Philby recommends
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"Meticulously crafted and deeply satisfying, Greenwich Park has all the hallmarks of a first-class psychological thriller. I read it in two sittings and was left smiling sardonically at the final line."
Watch Her Fall (2021)
Erin Kelly
"I read it in two sittings and found myself enraptured, transported, spun around and left dizzy by the final page."
The Wedding Night (2021)
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"An intricate and surprising story of friendship, revenge, and redemption where no one and nothing are quite as they seem. The Wedding Night places female friendships at the center of both the story and the lives of its characters, who are so real you feel you know them. Walker’s writing is beautiful and immersive, and bristles with wry observation."
A Loyal Traitor (2021)
(Richard Knox, book 2)
Tim Glister
"A Loyal Traitor is an accomplished and atmospheric spy novel with an original protagonist and a burning question at its heart. Considered and entertaining, I was drawn in from page one."
The Dictator's Wife (2022)
Freya Berry
"This book is magnificent."
Hush (2022)
Kate Maxwell
"Hush is a beautifully-written meditation on motherhood, identity and belonging - at once tender and resilient, incisive and heart-breaking. In this assured debut, Kate Maxwell captures how love grows and morphs and, ultimately, endures."
One of the Girls (2022)
Lucy Clarke
"From the first page I was transported to the intoxicating Greek island . . . This is everything the perfect escapist summer read should be: dark, delicious, and completely addictive."
Storm (2022)
Stephanie Merritt
"A clever, twisty, and deliciously dark thriller set in the entitled and dangerously alluring world of the one per cent. STORM is a whirlwind of a tale showing how easily and devastatingly one person's life can tear through another's, and the lengths some will go to in order to avoid the consequences of their actions. I read it in one sitting."
Watching Women and Girls (2022)
Danielle Pender
"Watching Women and Girls is a searing meditation on the moments that make, and break, us. As canny as they are entertaining, these stories are packed with emotional intelligence, capturing the dark and the light of the female experience in a series of vignettes that every one of us will in some way relate to. I loved it."
Truly, Darkly, Deeply (2022)
Victoria Selman
"Victoria Selman has created something original, completely absorbing, and utterly persuasive. I was right there in eighties north London, held breathlessly in situ, right up until the final, shocking twist. Magnificent."

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