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Child 44


This novel is an amazingly assured and exciting debut, set in Soviet Russia in 1953, with a wonderfully realised sense of all-pervading fear and the ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.858
Mary M

Suspense Novel

by Mary M on Aug 20, 2014

This is a great book and part of a trilogy. I haven't been this entertained since Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Smith weaves his tale with ease and really builds his characters. The plot has twists and turns along with intertwining the history of the era. You really get the feel of life in those times. I highly recommend it.

Henry R

Chilling Child 44

by Henry R on Mar 22, 2012

This thriller is a classic: suspenseful and atmospheric.



by KingRat on Jul 22, 2009

Stalinist Russia where everyone is guilty by association. Absolutely fantastic book, and this by me who doesn't usually read this sort of book! I chose this book in a last minute decision in a book shop where the offer was buy 3 get 1 free. However I was gripped from page 5 and simply loved it. I won't go into details of the book as other people have already done that. I loved this book so much that the day I finished it I went and bought the sequel 'The Secret Speech' and although sequels are often not as good as the first, The Secret Speech is just as gripping, if not more so. A really must have, must read book. Well done to the author, Tom rob Smith.


And we thought we had hard winters

by Rubycanary on Jul 14, 2009

A Stalinist Russia where everyone is guilty by association, and The State is always right. After a series of children are killed, Leo, a loyal MGB detective starts to realize that all may not be what it seems. As he is persecuted for trying to find the killer, his real story and his relationship with his wife unfolds. If he can prove who the real killer is, that means he would be saying all the "murderers" executed for their crimes would have been innocent, and The State would have been wrong. That is not acceptable. The hunter is hunted as he hunts the real killer. Some great plot twists, and great imagery of a Russian winter.


Great twists and turns

by rdfrick on Mar 26, 2009

Great book. Kept me guessing until the end. Read this book.

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