Child 44, by Tom Rob SmithRead about another entry on the list.
Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, and Noomi Rapace star in this thriller based on the nail-biting debut of British novelist Tom Rob Smith, with a screenplay by Richard Price. Set in the brutal final days of Stalin’s reign, the story is full of intrigue, treachery, and good old-fashioned murder.
Child 44 is among Julian Ovenden's six best books, J. Kingston Pierce's top eight former Soviet Union-set crime and thriller novels and Rebecca Armstrong's ten best thrillers.
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