The Second Woman

by Charlotte Philby





Published by HarperCollins Publishers

Published February 2022

Books > Crime

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

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

Artemis leaves her home in Greece to start a shiny new life with her wealthy husband, Clive Witherall, in 1990s London. Finally she has escaped the ghosts of her past. Until she is discovered hanging from the stairs of their beautiful family home.

Two decades later, the apparent suicide of heiress Anna Witherall uncannily mirrors Artemis’ mysterious death.

What is the web of deceit that binds these two women? And what deadly secrets were they hiding?

‘Philby is a skilled and evocative writer’ FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Seriously stylish’ LUCY FOLEY


‘I’m addicted to the deadly glamour of Charlotte Philby’s novels’ ERIN KELLY


‘A page-turning thriller … Philby has created a new sort of spy novel – approaching this world of skulduggery and intrigue from an entirely unique perspective. This is a clevergrippingunsettling and thoroughly entertaining read’ HOLLY WATT

‘Her thrillers have been a game-changer for the spy novel’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘A gripping novel that spans decades and continents’ DAILY MIRROR

‘A stylish, heart-racing thriller’ YOU MAGAZINE, MAIL ON SUNDAY


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

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