A Mystery Thriller Worth Reading | Review of ‘Child 44’ (Leo Demidov #1)
By Cynthia Ayala
Officially, Stalin’s Soviet Union is a paradise; free of crime, but the fear within the country is all too true, caused by the all-powerful state. One that Leo Demidov, the poster boy of Soviet Russia, has fallen into a trap by not denouncing his wife. However, things have taken a turn for Leo as it’s him against the state in a race to uncover a serial murderer in a country where crime isn’t supposed to exist.
Published on April 29, 2008 by Grand Central Publishing, Child 44 is the first novel by Tom Rob Smith in his mystery thriller/historical fiction that follows a cast of characters as they weave together this novel.
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