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CHILD 44

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

During the terror of Stalin's last days, a secret policeman becomes a detective stalking a serial killer in a debut novel from a shockingly talented 28-year-old Brit.Skillfully drawing on the only totalitarian milieu more frightening than the Nazis, Smith opens the book in a village of starving kulaks, where two young brothers set out in the snow to trap the last local cat that hasn't been eaten ... Read full review

Review: Child 44

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Joe Hartlaub

The beginning of CHILD 44, Oxford graduate Tom Rob Smith's debut novel, is unrelentingly grim. It is a doubletime, stifflegged forced march through the forbidding and unforgiving landscape of Soviet Ukraine in 1933, featuring a description of two brothers who are trying to catch a stray cat. They are, you see, very, very hungry. "Smith manages to infuse the story with unique twists and turns that ... Read full review

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Fantastic, gripping book
Highly recommend this book to any thriller lover. Child 44 is a remarkable debut novel - inventive, edgy and relentlessly gripping from the first page to the last. Through
Smith's skilful manipulation of language he keeps the readers interest throughout. A brilliant book, rich, different, fully-formed, mature and..... thrilling. Child 44 has a fantastic, twist-in-the-tale ending, which will come as a delight to any reader who loves these. Tom Rob Smith is a natural storyteller. 

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Un thriller politist cu intorsaturi de situatie spectaculoase, inspirat din fapte reale, in care un om care munceste cu sarg la construirea comunismului sovietic, la finalul perioadei staliniste, se trezeste dintr-odata de cealalta parte a baricadei, de partea celor persecutati.

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Great Book
I found this one day while shopping and its easily my favorite book it'll keep you hooked till the very end. Very great book i'd highly recommend it

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Excellent Read. Historically innovative and accurate. I am a history buff and love the old soviet era, and this book put me in the middle of Moscow after WWII - I loved it.

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