‘Following on from Part of the Family and A Double Life, this finely worked novel concludes Charlotte Philby’s triptych about the choices women might make when under pressure.’ THE TIMES

‘A timely, gripping and morally complex thriller.’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘A gripping novel that spans decades and continents… her thrillers have been a game-changer in the spy genre.’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘A stylish, heart-racing thriller.’ YOU MAGAZINE

‘Astonishingly good.’ EMMA FREUD, RADIO 4

‘Brilliant’ BELLA MAGAZINE

Two women are found dead.
Both had a secret.
Both had a choice.

Artemis leaves the remote Greek island she grew up on to start a shiny new life in 1990s London with her British husband, a successful entrepreneur. Finally, she has escaped the ghosts of her past. Until she is found hanging from the stairs of her beautiful family home.

Two decades later, the apparent suicide of an heiress uncannily mirrors Artemis’ mysterious death. And when the ensuing investigation uncovers links to a criminal cartel, National Crime Agency officer Madeleine Farrow begins to pull apart the web of deceit surrounding the two women.

THE SECOND WOMAN is a deeply unsettling, brilliantly gripping story of a family legacy built upon lies.

Secrets can be suffocating… especially in the wrong hands.

Order an exclusive signed edition from Waterstones now! 

Two women are found dead.
Both had a secret.
Both had a choice.

Artemis leaves the remote Greek island she grew up on to start a shiny new life in 1990s London with her British husband, a successful entrepreneur. Finally, she has escaped the ghosts of her past. Until she is found hanging from the stairs of her beautiful family home.

Two decades later, the apparent suicide of an heiress uncannily mirrors Artemis’ mysterious death. And when the ensuing investigation uncovers links to a criminal cartel, National Crime Agency officer Madeleine Farrow begins to pull apart the web of deceit surrounding the two women.

THE SECOND WOMAN is a deeply unsettling, brilliantly gripping story of a family legacy built upon lies.

Secrets can be suffocating… especially in the wrong hands.

Order an exclusive signed edition from Waterstones now! 

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