Daniel received two phones calls. The first from his dad said that his mother has gone crazy. The second from his mom that his dad was part of a vast conspiracy to commit her. Thus, The Farm by Tom Rob Smith sets up the question: Who should be believed?
Previously, Daniel's parents had moved to a farm in Sweden, his mother's country of birth. His mom arrives back in England first, so the majority of the book is her detailed presentation of her case.The story revolves around accusations of conspiracy, murder, child abuse, incest, and deceit.
Like any good mystery, in the end the truth is revealed and everything falls in place. However the story has a horrific undercurrent (from the jacket) "enhanced by the author's admission that his own family faced a similar experience."
I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway on May 19, 2014. I received my copy on June 13, 2014.
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