‘Effortlessly blending the intimate threat of the domestic thriller with the high stakes tension of the finest espionage novel, Charlotte Philby’s debut provides just the kind of authentic suspense you would expect from the granddaughter of notorious double agent, Kim Philby.’

My debut novel was published in paperback today, with a jazzy new name and jacket… and I couldn’t be more delighted that Part of the Family is Waterstones Thriller of the Month! Its head fiction buyer, Bea Carvalho said: ‘A stunning mash-up of espionage fiction and domestic thriller, this twisty, chilling page-turner considers the lengths people will go to in pursuit of the truth. A striking, confident debut which marks the arrival of a hugely exciting new voice in contemporary crime fiction.’ The Guardian called it ‘[An] intriguing exploration of deceit and duplicity.’ It was chosen as Radio 4 Open Book’s editors pick and has been described as ‘The Night Manager Rewritten by Patricia Highsmith’ by the Mail on Sunday.

I’ve written an exclusive introduction about for the Waterstones edition, which is available for £6.99

Read about the special edition below…

Special edition for Waterstones, including an exclusive introduction from Charlotte Philby – ‘My grandfather, the Third Man’ – and an extract from her forthcoming novel, A Double Life.

Waterstones Thriller of the Month for May 2020

Someone is watching. Someone she thought she could trust. Someone is determined to make her pay.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.

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