The Farm

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Grand Central Publishing, Jun 3, 2014 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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.

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User Review  - scot2 - LibraryThing

A friend lent this book to me as I had very much wanted to read it. It was very slow and I did skim through quite a lot. The last third of the book picked up a little. I liked the conclusion but it was a struggle for me to get there. Read full review

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User Review  - soniaandree - LibraryThing

This novel is much better written than "Child 44" from the same author. For one thing, the writing is smoother and also, the suspens is much more controlled, as the narrator (main one, the heroine's ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

International #1 bestselling author 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.

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