Bestselling author Katherine Reay pens gripping new story, "A Shadow in Moscow."

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Known for her masterful storylines and expert characterization, national bestselling author Katherine Reay’s latest novel, A Shadow in Moscow, takes readers on an unforgettable journey that’s brimming with rich, recent history and adventure.

Set in the dark days of the Cold War, A Shadow in Moscow is told from alternating points of view—that of Ingrid, a woman who lost everyone she loved in the final days of World War II, and the other of Anya, a young woman who grew up in Moscow before getting her college education in the States. As the story progresses, both Ingrid and Anya begin to question the oppressive and paranoid Soviet regime. A Shadow in Moscow—releasing June 13—is perfect for fans of Our Woman in Moscow and Code Name Hélène. The novel is also receiving fantastic early praise, with Publishers Weekly predicting “readers will be enthralled.”

“When writing this story, I was inspired by the heroic courage and sacrifices of women spies living and working in the Cold War era,” said Reay. “I loved using their stories for the foundation through which to explore love, family, secrets, loyalty, and so many other themes as I set Anya and Ingrid, working for MI6 and the CIA, in Moscow with the KGB quickly closing in on them. My hope is that readers will walk away feeling they’ve escaped for a time into history and into an immersive story that explores courage, freedom, and the tremendous love between family and friends across generations—and even feel compelled to ask themselves what they might be willing to endure or sacrifice to protect those they love.”

A Shadow in Moscow releases June 13, 2023 (Harper Muse, softcover, $17.99; also available in audio and e-book).

Katherine Reay is a national bestselling and award-winning author who has enjoyed a lifelong affair with books. She publishes both fiction and nonfiction, holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University, and currently lives outside Chicago, Illinois, with her husband. You can visit her at; Facebook: @KatherineReayBooks; Twitter: @katherine_reay; Instagram: @katherinereay. Join us as Katherine Reay discusses her newest novel A Shadow in Moscow, in which two women spies fight against the greatest odds to preserve and protect all they love.