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THE FARM TOM ROB SMITH

May 28, 2016

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THE FARM TOM ROB SMITH

A MUST BUY MUST READ

If you refuse to believe me, Iwill no longer consider you my son.

Daniel thought his parents were safely in Sweden, headed enjoying a peaceful retirement on their remote farm. With a single phone call, everything changes.
Your mother’s not well, his father tells him. She’s been imagining things–terrible, terrible things.
In fact,his mother has been committed to a mental hospital.      
Then she calls Daniel. Everything that man has told you is a lie. I’m not mad.
Whom should he believe, whom should he trust? Daniel becomes his unwilling judge and jury as she presents him with an urgent tale of secrets, lies and a crime and conspiracy that implicates his own father. It is for him to examine the evidence and decide for himself who is telling the truth?

MY REVIEW
A MUST BUY MUST READ
An excellent story-teller. This is one of my favourite reads in the last couple of months that I have read.   The Farm is based on a true story. In spring 2009, British author Tom Rob Smith received a disturbing phone call from his father to say his mom has suffered a psychotic episode and that she is in an asylum. She was released from a psychiatric hospital in Sweden. His mom told him that every thing his father had told him was a lie. She wasn’t mad. Tom robs Smiths mother told him that his father was involved in a criminal conspiracy and that she was flying to London to tell him the truth. 
Tom Rob Smith weaves historical events for his fiction book The Farm. He is so very clever to turn a deeply personal true life of what happened to his parents into a truly original and chilling thriller which makes you ask yourself who do you believe your mother or your father? Naturally Tom Rob Smith weaves his fantastic imagination in some areas of this page turning book. 
The farm is about a couple who like Rob Smiths actual parents had retired to the Swedish Country side. The mother in the book is Tide, with her telling her son Daniel, about the crimes she witnessed where everyone thought her as a mad woman. 

 

 

 

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