A Double Life (Paperback)
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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 15/04/2021
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The Times Thrillers of the Year 2020

'Superbly crafted with heart-stopping twists and chills galore. A new star has arrived in the thriller firmament' The Times, Book of the Month

Gabriela is a senior negotiator in the Foreign Office. When she returns to her young family after a seven-month stint in Moscow, something doesn't seem right.

Isobel is a journalist on the local paper in Camden. After witnessing a violent attack, she starts to investigate. But someone saw her watching, and is making themselves known in increasingly frightening ways.

As Gabriela's life begins to unravel, Isobel gets closer to the truth, and the two women's lives converge in this deeply chilling examination of deceit.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008365219
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm


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"Superbly crafted with heart-stopping twists and chills galore. A new star has arrived in the thriller firmament" The Times, Thriller of the Year

"A seriously stylish, hugely compelling mystery: Charlotte Philby redefines a male-dominated genre with her brilliantly complex female characters. I was utterly gripped." LUCY FOLEY

"I fell into the vivid, frightening world Charlotte Philby creates so skilfully and didn't resurface until long after I'd turned the last page. Her characters are so real you genuinely fret over their safety in their jobs and personal lives. Everything about this book feels as plausible as if it might happen tomorrow. She is a hugely original and talented writer." JANE CASEY

"A Double Life confirms Charlotte Philby as the master of a sub-genre she basically invented, dealing in the dangerous area where working motherhood and international espionage collide. Heart-breaking, gripping and always beautifully written, I can't wait to see what she does next." ERIN KELLY

"Philby is creating her own niche of beautifully observed, fast-paced, multi-layered novels... In Gabriela and Isobel, Philby develops two fascinating characters who have to face challenges that women the world over will recognise, but rarely get to read about on the page. A Double Life is a wonderful novel." HOLLY WATT, winner of the 2019 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.

'Brilliantly executed and tense' Sunday Times

'Terribly compelling... persuasive and absorbing.' The Observer

'A pacy, gripping read that kept us on the edge of our seats' The Independent

'Dark and compelling' Bella

'I like a novel where the intrepid investigative journalist and the Foreign Office rising star are both women. And where two separate stories eventually converge around a conspiracy that touches the very top of the establishment and destroys everything' Evening Standard

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“Domestic thriller meets surveillance & subterfuge”

Domestic thriller meets the world of surveillance and subterfuge, A Double Life is Charlotte Philby’s new novel. (And yes, she is related to British double agent Kim Philby who is her Grandfather).

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“An interesting Read”

This is a very long and slow read but interesting and the tension is ramped up later in the book .It is set in London and Moscow and told through the two main characters Gabriella who works for FCO Counter Terrorist... More

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“Fantastic!”

The Most Difficult Thing was Ms Philby’s debut novel which is a spy story with the unusual theme of the woman as a spy. So I was delighted to be introduced to her second novel which returns to the same theme.

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