The presentation from his other books has changed. Not a bad thing and it certainly works in this novel. What is fiction, what is fact? Who is telling the truth? Who and what to believe? An interesting premise is presented in this book. I wasn't sure if I liked it or not. I wasn't sure if the story was true or not. And I was a little scared to know. So I kept reading . It is definitely a story that draws you in and makes you want to keep reading.
An interesting Swedish “fairy tale” for adults about “trolls”: the real and the fictional.
Great read. Who do you believe, your mother (who seems to be going mad) or your father (who is accused by your mother of being involved in something shady). You experience this difficult situation along with the narrator. I had to keep reading to find out who was telling the truth!
Enjoyed this book a lot. Good suspense. Good story telling. Good characters. Give this book a read. My full review is here: http://671books.net/fiction/the-farm/
Either Daniel's mother has gone mad, or his father is involved with a serious criminal conspiracy. All he has to go on is his mother's story and the evidence she brought with her on her escape from custody. Who would you believe?
The Farm is a truly original, emotionally charged thriller that kept me thoroughly engrossed the whole way through. A two-sitting read - I could barely put it down!
Really enjoyed this book! The author did a great job of making me feel the stress of the characters. The story kept me guessing.
Great premise; by its description, THE FARM seemed as though it could be a great readalike for SJ Watson's BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP. But THE FARM kept me waiting, and not in a great way: I kept waiting for Daniel to be fleshed out as an actual character, instead of a plot device; for the mother's story to be compelling; for the father's perspective to be written in. What could have been taut and a little frightening was instead pedestrian.
Most of this novel is told from the perspective of a woman accused of mental illness - now is she really paranoid or is it a sinister plot concocted against her by her husband and others? Her son is left with the task of unravelling the mystery. While somewhat entertaining, I found the story a bit too long with a disappointing and predictable ending.
Excellent! A real page-turner with amazing revelations at the conclusion of the story....
An intriguing premise but any suspense fizzles away as the book goes on and the revelations at the end are not very interesting or convincing. A real disappointment after the "Child 44" trilogy.