Series: Leo Demidov Book 1
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 480 pages
Audiobook Length: 12 hours and 24 minutes
First Published: 2008
In a country ruled by fear, no one is innocent.
Stalin’s Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov, a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law. But when a murderer starts to kill at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State’s obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must fight to uncover shocking truths about a killer-and a country where “crime” doesn’t exist.
Quotes from Child 44
Trust but check. Check on those we trust.
There’s nothing more stubborn than a fact. That is why you hate them so much. They offend you.
To stand up for someone was to stitch your fate into the lining of theirs.
Movie Trailer for Child 44 (2015)
About Tom Rob Smith
Tom Rob Smith is the author of the Child 44 trilogy. He currently lives in London.