The Farm (Large Print / Hardcover)

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If you are looking for a real page-turner, give this book a try! Suspenseful, and well told this story drew me in from page one.  I have never read this author before, but I surely will be reading more of him now!

— Sharon

Tom Rob Smith writes deft and engrossing, character driven  thrillers . His Child 44 trilogy (Child 44, Secret Speech & Agent 6) won high praise. His most recent, The Farm, is one of those books that grabs you from the first paragraph. A young man in London receives a frantic call from his father who has retired with his mother to her native Norway on a seemingly idyllic farm. His fathers tells him that his mother has become violent and he had to commit her to an asylum. As he is preparing to go to his father's aid he receives a call from his mother saying she has been released and is boarding a plane for London and that his father is involved in a conspiracy and cannot be trusted. What ensues is a compelling tale in which the truth is elusive and the ending truly surprising.

— Bobby

Tom Rob Smith writes deft and engrossing, character driven  thrillers . His Child 44 trilogy (Child 44, Secret Speech & Agent 6) won high praise. His most recent, The Farm, is one of those books that grabs you from the first paragraph. A young man in London receives a frantic call from his father who has retired with his mother to her native Norway on a seemingly idyllic farm. His fathers tells him that his mother has become violent and he had to commit her to an asylum. As he is preparing to go to his father's aid he receives a call from his mother saying she has been released and is boarding a plane for London and that his father is involved in a conspiracy and cannot be trusted. What ensues is a compelling tale in which the truth is elusive and the ending truly surprising.

— Bobby

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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.

About the Author


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781455582051
ISBN-10: 1455582050
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2014
Pages: 512
Language: English