#Review: The Most Difficult Thing by Charlotte Philby @philbycharlotte @BoroughPress @bisscakes #TheMostDifficultThing #Thriller
Release date - 11th July 2019
Book length - 432 pages
Publisher - The Borough Press
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
On the surface, Anna Witherall personifies everything the aspirational magazine she works for represents. Married to her university boyfriend David, she has a beautiful home and gorgeous three-year-old twin daughters, Stella and Rose. 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.
As Anna finds herself drawn into the dark and highly controlled world of secret intelligence, she is forced to question her family’s safety, and her own. Only one thing is certain: in order to protect her children, she must leave them, forever.
And someone is watching. Someone she thought she could trust. Someone who is determined to make them all pay.
Part domestic thriller, part spy thriller, THE MOST DIFFICULT THING by Charlotte Philby defies being put into a genre box and is truly fresh and different from beginning to end.
When Anna moves to University she creates a brand new life for herself, leaving behind the trauma of her past. Best friends with David and Meg, it is Harry that captures her heart. But when he lures her into a murky world of espionage and lies, Anna will come to realise that she has stepped onto a path that will make it impossible for her to be happy.
Married to David, with two beautiful little girls, Anna is making choices that will haunt her forever. But she knows that her little girls will be looked after by David's childhood friend and their nanny, Maria. But nothing is ever quite what it seems and as the web of deceit begins to close tighter around Anna and her family, will she have to leave them forever to keep them safe?
Compelling, tense, and complex, THE MOST DIFFICULT THING by Charlotte Philby is the kind of go-to story that you can really sink your teeth into. The story is told through the two main female characters, Anna and Maria. They are both determined women, but Maria is more likeable than Anna and it is easier to understand her motives behind things at times. Anna is a strange character in that I didn't warm to her and felt she had gotten herself into this mess with her choices, but towards the end I wanted her to be safe and free, and that last sentence - oh my!
THE MOST DIFFICULT THING by Charlotte Philby is the kind of book that sucks you in without you realising it, and before you know it you are turning the last page. I cannot wait to read the next book from this cracking new author.
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 Motherland.net, 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.
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