Our Woman in Moscow - Beatriz Williams

Our Woman in Moscow

By Beatriz Williams

  • Release Date: 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 387 Ratings


"A captivating Cold War page-turner." — Real Simple

The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives returns with a gripping and profoundly human story of Cold War espionage and family devotion.

In the autumn of 1948, Iris Digby vanishes from her London home with her American diplomat husband and their two children. The world is shocked by the family’s sensational disappearance. Were they eliminated by the Soviet intelligence service? Or have the Digbys defected to Moscow with a trove of the West’s most vital secrets?

Four years later, Ruth Macallister receives a postcard from the twin sister she hasn’t seen since their catastrophic parting in Rome in the summer of 1940, as war engulfed the continent and Iris fell desperately in love with an enigmatic United States Embassy official named Sasha Digby. Within days, Ruth is on her way to Moscow, posing as the wife of counterintelligence agent Sumner Fox in a precarious plot to extract the Digbys from behind the Iron Curtain.

But the complex truth behind Iris’s marriage defies Ruth’s understanding, and as the sisters race toward safety, a dogged Soviet KGB officer forces them to make a heartbreaking choice between two irreconcilable loyalties.


  • Great book

    By mogu28
    Excellent read
  • A reminder of the different types of power

    By meggdogg
    This book is told from the perspectives of different women, mostly a set of American twins, but periodically from a Russian communist. All very different and all very powerful. It’s a great reminder of the different lives women choose and how they can flex their muscles in their different roles. A very fun read.
  • Once again, AMAZING.

    By Izzobelle
    I’ve been reading Beatriz Williams’ books since 2013 and they NEVER fail to intrigue and captivate me. Even the ones where I’m like, “not sure if I’ll read this one” and put it off for months and then finally read. Always amazed at her brilliant writing and weaving of stories. This book, of course, does not fail. Read it. You’ll love. Just like EVERY other book. Beatriz, know you’ll never see this but a huge thank you for keeping me well read and happy for eight years. Cannot wait to devour what’s next.
  • Our Woman in Moscow

    By No No Nannette
    Ended too soon. Must be a sequel.