Child 44

by Tom Rob Smith | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 184739373X Global Overview for this book
Registered by MsTytti of Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on 11/7/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by MsTytti from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, April 18, 2014
In Stalin's Soviet Union, crime does not exist. But still millions live in fear. The mere suspicion of disloyalty to the State, the wrong word at the wrong time, can send an innocent person to his execution.
Officer Leo Demidov, an idealistic war hero, believes he's building a perfect society. But after witnessing the interrogation of an innocent man, his loyalty begins to waver, and when ordered to investigate his own wife, Raisa, Leo is forced to choose where his heart truly lies.
Then the impossible happens. A murderer is on the loose, killing at will, and every belief Leo has ever held is shattered. Denounced by his enemies and exiled from home, with only Raisa by his side, he must risk everything to find a criminal that the State won't admit even exits. On the run, Leo soon discovers the danger isn't from the killer he is trying to catch, but from the country he is trying to protect.

Journal Entry 2 by MsTytti at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Released 6 yrs ago (6/3/2014 UTC) at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland


Jatkaa seuraavassa miitissä matkaansa (lukemattomana) Meculle.

Journal Entry 3 by Mecu at Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Sunday, July 13, 2014
The book was delivered home to me via pamina. :) Kiitos MsTytti toivelistakirjastani ja pamina sen kuriroinnista! :)

Journal Entry 4 by Mecu at Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Sunday, April 19, 2020
I'm attacking Mt. TBR and this book finally got lucky. :) I struggled hard in the beginning but once our main character got out of Moscow and closer to the serial killer, the story got better. Some things were easy to guess, but one plot twist took me by surprise.

Suomi mainittu! Finland mentioned! There are actually several mentions of Finland even though nobody is from Finland or travelling to Finland. Mostly Finland is mentioned as a typical place where people would run to when they want to escape Soviet Union. Everyone seems to be heading for the Finnish border (pages 39, 225 and 403).

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