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Mystery Suspense

We all know the saying, “blood is thicker than water.” But what happens when your parents are the ones set against each other? In Tom Rob Smith’s latest novel, The Farm, this is the situation narrator Daniel faces; being a man who has to judge his parents and find out who is right and who is wrong. This searing novel never lets up. It hits the ground running from page one, and doesn’t stop until the last page is turned. As each piece of evidence is laid out before Daniel he had to decide if there is a small town conspiracy, or if it’s just the ravings of his mother who has gone slowly insane. This is one can’t-miss novel for anyone who enjoys exploring the darker side of humanity and the meaning of family.

– Emilio

— From Emilo Flores


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.

About the 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781455551064
ISBN-10: 1455551066
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: February 24th, 2015
Pages: 400
Language: English