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.