From Tom Rob Smith author of the phenomenal "Child 44" trilogy comes one of the most anticipated novels of 2014
Until the moment he receives a frantic call from his father, Daniel believed his parents were headed into a peaceful, well-deserved retirement. They had sold their home and business in London and bid farewell to England, setting off to begin life anew on a remote, bucolic farm in rural Sweden.
But with that phone call, everything changes. "Your mother's not well, " his father tells him. "She's been imagining things terrible, terrible things." She has had a psychotic breakdown and been committed to a mental hospital.
Daniel prepares to rush to Sweden on the first available flight. Before he can board the plane, his father contacts him with even more frightening news: his mother has discharged herself from hospital, and he doesn t know where she is.
Then his mother calls:
" I m sure your father has spoken to you. Everything that man has told you is a lie. I m not mad. I don t need a doctor. I need the police. I m about to board a flight to London. 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, lies, a horrible crime, and a conspiracy that implicates his own father.
About the Author
Born in 1979 to a Swedish mother and an English father, Tom Rob Smith's bestselling novels in the Child 44 trilogy were international publishing sensations. Among its many honours, Child 44 won the International Thriller Writer Award for Best First Novel, the Galaxy Book Award for Best New Writer, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the inaugural Desmond Elliot Prize. Child 44 is now a major motion picture starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman.
James Langton is a voice actor and audiobook narrator as well as a producer and orchestra leader. His 2004 debut audiobook recording, Lloyd Alexander's The Book of Three: The Prydain Chronicles, earned him the first of several Earphones Awards.
Suzanne Toren has recorded over nine hundred audiobooks. She has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters in works penned by Shakespeare, Moliere, and Arthur Miller. She has also appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas. She was awarded the Narrator of the Year Award for her audiobook recordings for the Library of Congress and has earned more than two dozen Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine.