The Farm

Front Cover
Grand Central Publishing, Jun 3, 2014 - Fiction - 512 pages
91 Reviews
The new international bestseller from the author of phenomenal Child 44 trilogy...

The Farm

If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son.

Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden. But with a single phone call, everything changes.

Your mother...she's not well, his father tells him. She's been imagining things - terrible, terrible things. She's had a psychotic breakdown, and been committed to a mental hospital.

Before Daniel can board a plane to Sweden, his mother calls: Everything that man has told you is a lie. I'm not mad... I need the police... Meet me at Heathrow.

Caught between his parents, and unsure of who to believe or trust, Daniel becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets, of lies, of a crime and a conspiracy that implicates his own father.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
18
4 stars
37
3 stars
25
2 stars
6
1 star
5

What a great premise! - Goodreads
Strange story, unhappy with the ending. - Goodreads
On the plus side, it was definitely a page turner. - Goodreads
The plot slowly develops as the story gets unraveled. - Goodreads
I liked the ending, not what I was expecting! - Goodreads
But I thought the ending was a little unsatisfying. - Goodreads

Review: The Farm

User Review  - Sandra Heinzman - Goodreads

Wow, this author can write! Will write a review later today. Highly recommend this book! September 19, 2014: I have let this book percolate for a little while before writing this review. Daniel's ... Read full review

Review: The Farm

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

I love the Child 44 Trilogy by Tom Rob Smith. This story was very different and I must admit, I could not put it down. I knew there had to be more than "meets the eye". Without a doubt, quite a twist. Read full review

All 2 reviews »

About the author (2014)

Tom Rob Smith graduated from Cambridge University in 2001 and lives in London. His novels in the Child 44 trilogy were New York Times bestsellers and international publishing sensations. Among its many honors, Child 44 won the ITW 2009 Thriller Award for Best First Novel, The Strand Magazine 2008 Critics Award for Best First Novel, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Bibliographic information