Child 44 [Preview]

Written by Samuel James

Straight out of Stalinist Russia via the mind of Brit writer Tom Rob Smith, comes an interesting novel depicting a series of child murders set against the backdrop of the iron curtain. The book delves deep in to the psyche of Soviet Russia, and takes a while to come out; its relentless dismalness is only punctured by glimmers of a better life for Leo Demidov and his wife Raisa. The trilogy focuses on the notorious killings committed by Andrei Chikatilo, however the other themes explored in the book are immediately more appealing.

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