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
Tom Rob Smith graduated from Cambridge University in 2001 and lives in London. His first novel, Child 44, was aNew York Timesbestseller and an international success. Among its many honors, Child 44won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He wrote the follow up to Child 44, The Secret Speech, in 2009, and the third installment in the series, Agent 6, was released in 2011. Smith lives in Central London.
James Langton trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks. James was born in York, England, and is now based in New York City.
Suzanne Toren has over 30 years of experience in recording. She won the American Foundation for the Blind's Scourby Award for Narrator of the Year in 1988, and "AudioFile" magazine named her the 2009 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture. She is also the recipient of multiple Earphones Awards. Her many credits include works by Jane Smiley, Margaret Weis, Jerry Spinelli, Barbara Kingsolver, and Cynthia Rylant. "AudioFile "also raves, "Toren brings a distinguishing warmth and power to her narrations. Her talents extend to both fiction and nonfiction, and in her recording career of 30-plus years she has given listeners heart-wrenching memoirs, lively history, engaging light fiction, and involving mysteries." Toren also performs on and off-Broadway and in regional theatres.