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.
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!
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 🙂
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
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.
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).
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
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.
Excellent book. Amazing combination of thriller and historical novel. Interesting to see how the Sovjet regime took care of a mass murderer.
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.
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...
#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.
44+14969=Whoo hoo! I love checking in with you Littens! You guys are the best!
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