Charles Lambert was born in England and educated at Cambridge, but has lived in Italy for more than twenty years.
His short fiction has been shortlisted for the Willesden Short Story Prize and his story ‘The Scent of Cinnamon’ won him an O. Henry Prize.
His most recent novel Any Human Face was described by the Bookseller as “immensely impressive … holds you completely enthralled throughout” and in The Telegraph Jake Kerridge described it as “a slow-burning, beautifully written crime story that brings to life the Rome that tourists don’t see – luckily for them.”
The View From the Tower and the novel that follows will continue this suspenseful exploration of Rome’s dark side.
Visit Charles Lambert’s website at charleslambert.wordpress.com and follow him on Twitter at @charles_lambert.
Exhibit A Books by Charles Lambert
The View From the Tower by Charles Lambert
“Can she trust them? Can you?”
Helen is in a hotel room with her lover in Rome, when a gunman murders her husband, a high-level politician, less than a mile away.
Helen immediately finds herself both a suspect and suspicious of those around her – including her friends and her husband’s family, and her lover, Giacomo, an ex-terrorist with a new wife and a reinvented life.
As Helen struggles to understand her husband’s death and the extent to which she and the people she knows may have been responsible for it, she is forced to examine her own past and peel back the years of secrets and lies.
The View From the Tower is a gripping psychological thriller about love and betrayal, certain to appeal to fans of le Carré and William Boyd.