A Beautiful Spy by
2021/01/04  |  By:   |  Features  |  

We are delighted to introduce you to the brand new novel publishing in hardback in February 2021 from Rachel Hore, #ABeautifulSpy.

 ‘A superb novel. I absolutely loved it. Rachel Hore brilliantly contrasts the thrilling world of high-stakes politics with the inner life of a passionate woman leading a dangerous double existence’ Wendy Holden, author of The Governess

‘Phenomenal! Absolutely loved it. I was rooting for Minnie from page one right to the very end… What a treat of a read’ Tracy Rees, author of The House at Silvermoor

Minnie Gray is an ordinary young woman.
She is also a spy for the British government.

a-beautiful-spy-9781471187179_hrIt all began in the summer of 1928…

Minnie is supposed to find a nice man, get married and have children. The problem is it doesn’t appeal to her at all. She is working as a secretary, but longs to make a difference.

Then, one day, she gets her chance. She is recruited by the British government as a spy. Under strict instructions not to tell anyone, not even her family, she moves to London and begins her mission – to infiltrate the Communist movement.

She soon gains the trust of important leaders. But as she grows more and more entangled in the workings of the movement, her job becomes increasingly dangerous. Leading a double life is starting to take its toll on her relationships and, feeling more isolated than ever, she starts to wonder how this is all going to end. The Russians are notorious for ruthlessly disposing of people given the slightest suspicion.

What if they find out?

Full of suspense, courage and love, A Beautiful Spy is a stunningly written story about resisting the norm and following your dreams, even if they come with sacrifices.


‘Her best yet’ ***** Rachel L

‘I was captivated and really involved in the story’ **** Reviewer 144074

‘Fantastic storyline, great characters – I loved it’ ***** Susan Anne B

‘Rachel writes with great pace and gentle suspense’ **** Jemima R

‘Both captivated and enthralled me’ ***** Kim M

‘I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it’ **** Pauline S

‘An excellent read’ ***** Annette C

‘A very absorbing book, full of intrigue and suspense’ **** Ann J

‘A fascinating read’ **** Hannah M

‘I was gripped by every twist and turn’ ***** Educator 479100

‘An enjoyable and entertaining read’ **** Christine H

‘An outstanding read and totally captivating from beginning to end’ ***** Jeanie M

‘An absolutely beautifully written novel’ ***** Mich Y

‘A really fascinating read’ **** Kirsty C

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