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To admit that such a murderer is committing these crimes is itself a crime against the State. Instead of coming to terms with it, the State's official position is that it is merely coincidental that children have been found dead, perhaps from accidents near the railroad tracks, perhaps from a person deemed insane, or, worse still, homosexual. But why does each victim have his or her stomach excised, a string around the ankle, and a mouth full of dirt? Coincidence? Leo, in disgrace and exiled to a country village, doesn't think so. How can he prove it when he is being pursued like a common criminal himself? He and his wife, Raisa, set out to find the killer. The revelations that follow are jaw-dropping and the suspense doesn't let up. This is a debut novel worth reading. --Valerie Ryan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This an awful story about life for Russians during the Stalin era. It tells of the dreadful ordeals the State put ordinary people through in order to break up families and try to... Read morePublished 13 hours ago by Threepence Worth
This was a frightening book because if even a small part of it correctly depicts what life was like in the USSR then it must have been a horrifying existence.Published 16 hours ago by S. Harsh
I read this book quite a while ago and reread not realizing til I was nearly half way through that I had already read it. That's how much I enjoyed it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great crime thriller with the added bonus of an incredibly atmospheric rendition of life inside the soviet union. Read morePublished 12 days ago by S. J. Pidgeon
Set in Stalinist Russia, Tom Rob Smith’s Child 44 is an ingenious and thrilling mystery novel, full of suspense that will have you unable to put the book down. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Grace Wilson
Interesting book that brings you fully into Stalinist Russia and it's horrendous treatment of people. Characters are interesting and fill in as the book progresses. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Amazon Customer