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Child 44
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
Now a major movie, directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman. For fans of Robert Harris, John Le Carre and Martin Cruz Smith comes a gripping thriller set in Moscow, 1953. Under Stalin's terrifying regime families live in fear. When the all-powerful State claims there is no such thing as crime, who dares disagree? An ambitious secret police officer, Leo Demidov has spent his career arresting anyone who steps out of line. Suddenly his world is turned upside down when he uncovers evidence of a killer at large. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must risk both their lives to save the lives of others. Inspired by a real-life investigation, Child 44is a relentless story of love, hope and bravery in a totalitarian world. It is a thriller unlike any you have ever read.
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Chrissyreadit
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Interested in #russians? #serialkillers? This might be the book for you! I enjoyed reading it several years ago and recommend it! #wanderingjune

KathyWheeler I loved this book. 3mo
BarbaraBB I am! Thanks for sharing! 3mo
Cinfhen Yes, please!!! 3mo
Djspens On my TBR shelf! 3mo
Chrissyreadit @Djspens I hope you enjoy it too! 3mo
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starlight97
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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It's a serial killer's dream to murder in a country that doesn't acknowledge any criminal activity and does everything to blame obviously connected murders on invalids, drunks or enemies of the Party.
An interesting and well-constructed book; although I'm not sure I'll read the next one in the series.
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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Red.Reads
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Book 5 of 2019, and what a book! Full of drama, intrigue, and suspense, we follow Leo as he tries to catch a child killer that his own government denies exists.
Well-written, great character development, would definitely recommend. And I've just learned it part of a series - woohoo!

5/5

#popsugarreadingchallenge

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starlight97
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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1. My lunch today!
2. #Child44 by #TomRobSmith
3. No US states yet, but if we consider European countries, then 9 or 10
4. Not really
5. Would love to, but don't have exact plans yet 🙂
@MinDea #HumpDayPost

TieDyeDude Hawaiian pizza is the best! #pineapple belongs on pizza 8mo
starlight97 @TieDyeDude couldn't agree more! 🍍🍕 8mo
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Russr19
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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On to the next one.

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JaneyWaneyB
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Day 12 #adventrecommends @emilyrose_x

This first book is a great murder mystery wrapped up in Soviet life and the pressures of living in a communist state. The characters are very real and it was because of them that I read the other books which are equally brilliant. Read the book DON'T see the film despite it having Tom Hardy & Gary Oldman as the leads

#BookNotTheFilm #BookLove #Bookaholic #BookNerd #ReadABook #Books #Thriller #MurderMystery

Andrew65 Enjoyed this. 9mo
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Soozee
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Michellesibs
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Mehso-so

Welcome to Stalin's Russia. This is a slow burner for thriller but actually it worked very well. It's quite action packed but it just quite slow to start with. I enjoyed reading about the regime and life under Stalin rather than the actual plot lines itself. An interesting read of an interesting time.

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cinann
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Some of my unread #white books.
#readingresolutions @Jess7

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TheReadingNurse
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Daaaaaaaang this book was so good!!! I'm so glad I had it with me at work because the suspense pushed me through the night. I never would have thought Soviet era Russian literature would interest me but FIVE STARS

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TheReadingNurse
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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A fresh mani, beautiful weather, and catching up on some reading.

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Soozee
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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I read this as a holiday read a couple of years ago. I really enjoyed it, so read the second book but didn‘t really like it. So never finished the trilogy.
#readingresolutions. #suspensefulsunday. @Jess7

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RunningMommyCrazy
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Reading with some “minor” distractions 🤣

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RunningMommyCrazy
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Working on this bad boy this weekend

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DivineDiana
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Stalin‘s Soviet Union is “officially”free from crime, but the citizens live in fear of the all powerful State and the MGB. But when a serial killer of children is discovered, Leo Demidov, a high ranking MGB officer loses everything to find who‘s responsible. Chilling, exciting, turbo charged. Couldn‘t put it down! Based on a real life criminal, Andrei Chikatilo (pictured).

Andrew65 Loved this! 1y
DivineDiana @Andrew65 Amazing! A surprise around every corner! 1y
Andrew65 @DivineDiana I now want to get hold of book 2 1y
DivineDiana @andrew65 I‘m considering it! 1y
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DivineDiana
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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A friend loaned this to me months ago and I haven‘t read it yet. He is coming back to my town on Tuesday. I am reading fast and furious, so I can return it and thank him for passing it on to me. #bookfriends

Dragon I enjoyed this one 👍 1y
myers85 I picked this up as a Kindle daily deal ages ago. Hope its good! 1y
Andrew65 I also enjoyed this and need to read the second one. 1y
DivineDiana @Dragon @Andrew65 Good to know.! I also know that a movie was made of it! 1y
DivineDiana @myers85 I have only just begun, but it is pulling me in! 1y
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Maria514626
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Evelien
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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I just love it when there are maps in books.

EvieBee Me too! And this one was so good! I was a bit scared. 2y
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curnard
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is well paced, well researched, gripping and captures what it was like living in Russia during the late stalin period. I have the next book in the series and am looking forward to reading it.

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Andrew65
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Couldn‘t sleep last night (never can the night before a new term starts) so started listening to Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith. Looking forward to this as have wanted to read it for some time! Now using the book as my commute book.

Libby1 This one is excellent. 2y
Andrew65 @Libby1 Good to know, enjoying it so far! 2y
TrishB Hope the day went well! My son and daughter both have exams in next couple of weeks so no ones sleeping at the moment! 2y
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Andrew65 @TrishB Yes, Adrenalin just kicks into the system and makes it hard to sleep! Hope the exams go well. 👍 2y
DeborahSmall Great trilogy! I‘ve a few years to wait for mire exam times. A levels last year was enough to last a lifetime! Do you teach Andrew? 2y
Andrew65 @DeborahSmall I am Head Teacher of a Primary School, so always get a buzz before beginning of each new term with the developments I want to see. 2y
DeborahSmall @Andrew65 that‘s fantastic, my husbands uncle retired from a school in north London a couple of years back, he was Head teacher too but missed it so much he ended up subbing last year for 6 months!! 2y
DivineDiana On my #TBR! 2y
Andrew65 @DivineDiana I am approaching the end and it is an excellent story, it has been on my TBR for a few years! 2y
Andrew65 @DeborahSmall I can understand that totally! 2y
DivineDiana @Andrew65 Oh, good! A friend loaned it to me a few months ago because he liked it. I want to read it soon, so I can return it. 😉 2y
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Dulcinella
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Excellent book. Amazing combination of thriller and historical novel. Interesting to see how the Sovjet regime took care of a mass murderer.

Andrew65 This is on my list for January. 2y
Andrew65 @Dulcinella Thanks 😊 2y
DivineDiana On my #TBR for 2018! 2y
Dulcinella @DivineDiana enjoy it! I am sad it is finished... 2y
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BookDude
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Child 44 is a murder mystery set in Stalinist Russia. More importantly, it's a story that teaches the reader what it was like in a hopeless, paranoid, deluded state-run society. It's an amazing book, and hard to believe, it's the author's first.

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DivineDiana
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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My friend decided that I should read this one. The only problem is that it is taking me forever to finish the previous book that he shared with me! 😬🙁

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diovival
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Day 12: #setineasterneurope

I haven't read this one yet. Shocking, I know! Rereading the description made me want to plop down and start. I've got a few library books, Bradbury books, and an unread book club pick that are not gonna let this one jump the line though.

#uncannyoctober @RealLifeReading

Andrew65 This is one I keep meaning to read too. 2y
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TieDyeDude
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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So many favorite, and so many more TBR... #shelfie #riotgrams

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cristiana_de_sousa
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Como eu amo esta trilogia. O meu fascínio pela URSS só aumentou! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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REPollock
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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New book from a different Little Free Library. The prior one was a DNF so I swapped it for this!

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azulaco
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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I'm going back to day 3 of #rockinmay because I really wanted to post this, but forgot. This one has been on my TBR shelf a long time, and I just haven't gotten to it. I'm trying to work it into next month's reading list...

Cinfhen Yay for catch-up 😊 2y
Libby1 I loved this one. Brutal, though. 2y
Jinjer Oooo it's good! 2y
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Dragon
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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#backintheussr #rockinmay this is a very compelling thriller set in Stalin's Russia. It was a booksale recommendation 🐉, usually the best kind. In fact this year my fave booksale is this weekend. If anyone has any suggestions for books from three to five years ago please let me know 👍that's about the lag time for popular books to end up in the sale.

Cinfhen Intriguing! I'm gonna look at my GoodReads from a few years back & I'll tag u with any good recommendations 🙂 2y
Bambolina_81 This book blew me away...so sad buy gripping and his best in my opinion. 2y
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen 👍🎉 2y
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Dragon Thanks @Bambolina_81 the friend who recommended Child 44 warned me not to read the author's other books- he shared your opinion that Child 44 was the best 😀📚 2y
Jabberwocky I just picked this up on one of my last book hauls! I'm looking forward to getting into it. 2y
Dragon Thanks @Jaberwocky I hope you enjoy a good thriller/mystery 😀 2y
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Abailliekaras
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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This was excellent. And the song brings back memories too! 🎤

#LyricalApril #sweetchildomine

Cinfhen Book sounds good and this song "speaks" to me EVERY time I hear it ?? 2y
ValerieAndBooks My son really liked this trilogy! 2y
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the.bold.bookworm
Nino 44 = The Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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April is Donate Life Month. My husband is a two time double-lung transplant recipient. We are forever thankful for his donors. Please become an organ and tissue donor.

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Mindyrecycles
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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An excellent thriller. Sequels are very good, too.

#InternationalCrime #feistyfeb

Bookladylinda I have picked this book up an put it down so many times while shopping the clearance shelf at B&N, maybe I should just buy it already! 3y
asiriusreader Read this several years ago and loved it! It was my go-to mystery/thriller to recommend for a long while! 😊 3y
TieDyeDude I read 1&2, need to get around to 3. Did you read his book "The Farm"? 3y
Mindyrecycles @GoodForCirculation, not yet, but it's on the list! 3y
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mcbeth528
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
Pickpick

This was a fun Tom Clancy-esque Soviet crime novel. It had plenty of twists and turns to leave some excitement and keep you reading.

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BookishTrish
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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My favourite read was a reread. It happens.

Cinfhen Pretty graphic and great reads💝😊 3y
BookishTrish @Cinfhen Thanks! My son made the poppy. 3y
Cinfhen Really??? I LOVE IT🌻🌺🌹please let him know, I think it's awesome🌸 3y
DebinHawaii It is a very pretty poppy! 🌼 Great job this month! 📚👍😀 3y
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SharonGoforth
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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BookishTrish
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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44+14969=Whoo hoo! I love checking in with you Littens! You guys are the best!

Texreader 🎉🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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BookishTrish
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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This #Thanksgiving weekend I'm grateful for the little breaks

Grimscythe Ooh, Guinness and a bubble bath?? 3y
BookishTrish @EMJenkinson yes, indeed! 3y
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Dragon
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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This was an excellent thriller set in Soviet Russia. I was at the booksale and a friend spotted it and handed it to me saying I should read it. He always suggests good books and movies . Photo credit Pinterest #reccomendsday

ApoptyGina69 I liked this very much! The other one I read wasn't as good. 3y
Dragon Thanks @ApoptyGina69 added to the stack 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im reading a lot of Soviet-themed fiction lately - this is right up my alley! 3y
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Dragon Great @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com hope you enjoy it as much as I. 3y
Bambolina_81 This was the best in the series, I think. A fantastic but harrowing read 😣 3y
Dragon Thanks @Bambolina_81 I'm thinking I may not read the other books if they are disappointing 🐉 3y
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Kinzuabeth
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Heartbreaking story of unthinkable war atrocities. Excellently written.

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Hazel0303
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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My #funfridayphoto submission is Child44. This was Super popular when I worked at B&N. I love the story and it is actually a trilogy that I never finished. Nothing gets colder than winter in Stalin's Russia (USSR).

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Iota
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Surprising!

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Christine89
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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"Cruelty was enshrined in their working code. Cruelty was a virtue. Cruelty was necessary. Aspire to cruelty! Cruelty held the keys that would unlock the gates to the perfect state."

TeR Creepy scarey book! 3y
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carlygriff
Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Great read, hard to put down, based on a true story

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