The Farm Book Cover The Farm
Tom Rob Smith
Simon and Schuster

Daniel's parents have retired to Sweden where they have bought a farm.

One day Daniel's father telephones and tells him his mother is not well and has left a mental hospital where she was being monitored.

Then his mother tells him that everything his father says is a lie.




The owner of my local pet shop recommended this to me.  I’ve been meaning to read Rob Smith’s Child ’44 for ages.  I thought his London Spy (BBC) was excellent.  The Farm is an utterly gripping page-turner with surprising, poignant depths.  Quietly devastating.  Rob Smith seems to write with a maturity beyond his years.