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The Most Difficult Thing

(2019)
(Part of the Family)
A novel by

 
 
Amazon reviewers can't get enough:

'I LOVED THIS BOOK' *****
'Gloriously gripping' *****
'Magnificent' *****
'Heart-stopping, racy and sophisticated' *****
'Compulsive and clever' *****

On the surface, Anna Witherall has the perfect life. Married to her university boyfriend David, she has an enviable job, beautiful home, and gorgeous three-year-old twin daughters, Stella and Rose. Their competent and capable nanny, Maria, is practically part of the family.

But beneath the veneer of success and happiness, Anna is hiding a dark secret, one that threatens to unravel everything she has worked so hard to create. Only one thing is certain: to protect her children, she must betray them.

Compelling and complex – a compulsive read’ Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange

‘Everyone has an agenda in this intriguing exploration of deceit and duplicity, as Philby ratchets up the paranoia to Highsmithian levels’ Guardian

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Charlotte Philby’s debut The Most Difficult Thing is an enigmatic and slippery beast, a cool new generation of spy novel. Just as the characters play cat and mouse with one another, so does the author with her readers – it’s a guessing game right to the end and I turned the last page with my heart pounding. Recommended." - Louise Candlish

"Dark and addictive and magnificent." - Joanna Cannon

"I devoured this beautifully written, intricately wrought and unique blend of spy thriller and domestic suspense: The Most Difficult Thing is The Night Manager set in a woman’s world. The twists keep coming, right down to that chilling last line." - Erin Kelly

"Compelling and complex – a compulsive read." - Harriet Tyce


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Used availability for Charlotte Philby's The Most Difficult Thing

Hardback Editions

July 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Most Difficult Thing : The Most Compulsive Book You'll Read All Year
Author(s): Charlotte Philby
ISBN: 0-00-832698-3 / 978-0-00-832698-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Part of the Family
Author(s): Charlotte Philby
ISBN: 0-00-842441-1 / 978-0-00-842441-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Part of the Family: The Most Compulsive Book You'll Read All Year
Author(s): Charlotte Philby
ISBN: 0-00-832702-5 / 978-0-00-832702-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Most Difficult Thing
Author(s): Charlotte Philby
ISBN: 0-00-832699-1 / 978-0-00-832699-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Part of the Family
Author(s): Charlotte Philby
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   


August 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Part of the Family
Author(s): Charlotte Philby
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Part of the Family
Author(s): Charlotte Philby
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Part of the Family
Author(s): Charlotte Philby
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Part of the Family: The Most Compulsive Book You'll Read All Year
Author(s): Charlotte Philby
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU