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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2014 Julia Dahl (P)2014 Hachette Audio
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"His mastery of suspense will make any reader's heart pound." (Financial Times)
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By Stefanie on 08-02-14

Don't Waste Your Time

What disappointed you about The Farm?

This was perhaps the worst book I've read in quite some time. Characters were very well described, and while the first few chapters were captivating, boredom set in shortly thereafter. The majority of the book is set in the eyes of the mother, her account of her childhood and also adult life after returning to her native Sweden. She tells of scandal and her husband's attempts to commit her to a psychiatric ward. Long story short though, the book lacked purpose, as little happens until the last chapter. Plot development is beyond slow... I would not recommend this book to others.

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By Joanna on 08-22-14

Sadly, Super Boring

What disappointed you about The Farm?

A lot disappointed me about The Farm. I did not care for the boring mom's endless, punishing recounting of her tale. I was staggered each time she repeated a mind-numbing detail, or produced a new, uninteresting storytelling device... A couple times I wondered if the author was deliberately trying to be boring. The Child 44 series was so outstanding, that I still love this author. But, please, TRS, no more like this one.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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