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The Farm - Tom Rob Smith


Published: 1st February 2015
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From the author of Child 44, soon to be a major film starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman, comes an intricately-knitted thriller in the vein of John Le Carre's A Perfect Spy. Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden, the country of his mother's birth. 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.

In fact, she has 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.

Presented with a horrific crime, a conspiracy that implicates his own father, Daniel must examine the evidence and decide: who is telling the truth, his mother or his father? And he has secrets of his own that for too long he has kept hidden...


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Real page turner!!


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    This novel was suspenceful, and a real page turner from the very first chapter. It lead in many directions with an unsuspected twist at the end. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

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    Tom Rob Smith

    Tom Rob Smith is an English writer. The son of a Swedish mother and an English father, Smith was born and raised in London.

    Smith studied at St. John's College, Cambridge, following his graduation in 2001 he received the Harper Wood Studentship for English Poetry and Literature and continued his Creative Writing studies for a year at Parvin University in Italy. After completing his studies, Smith worked as a writer and a script editor, including a stint story-lining Cambodia's first soap opera in Phnom Penh with the BBC.

    His first novel, Child 44, published in early 2008 was inspired by the true-life case of Andrei Chikatilo, who committed a series of child murders in Soviet Russia. That same year it was awarded the 2008 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the year by the Crime Writers' Association, named on the long list for the 2008 Man Booker Prize, nominated for the 2008 Costa First Novel Award (former Whitbread). In July, 2009, he won the Waverton Good Read Award for first novels and the Galaxy Book Award for Best Newcomer with Child 44. It has been translated in 36 languages and in January, 2011, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan listed it in their Book Club 100 Books of the decade. The film rights for Child 44 have been optioned by Ridley Scott.

    Smith's follow-up to Child 44, The Secret Speech, was published in April, 2009, and the next novel in the series, Agent 6, was published in July 2011.

    Tom lives in Central London with partner Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning.

    Visit Tom Rob Smith's Booktopia Author Page

    ISBN: 9781847396754
    ISBN-10: 1847396755
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 384
    Published: 1st February 2015
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 3.2
    Weight (kg): 0.46