The Farm

The Farm

Large Print - 2014
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Until the moment he receives a frantic call from his father, Daniel believed his parents were headed into a peaceful, well-deserved retirement. But with that phone call, everything changes. Your mother's not well, his father tells him. She's been imagining things-terrible, terrible things. She has had a psychotic breakdown and been committed to a mental hospital. Before he can board the plane, his father contacts him with even more frightening news: his mother has discharged herself from hospital and he doesn't know where she is...
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2014.
Edition: 1st ed., Large print ed.. --
ISBN: 9781455582051
1455582050
Characteristics: 502 p.

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21221018293347
Aug 16, 2017

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.

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srkmeyer
Dec 24, 2016

the pages turn quickly.

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Pisinga
Aug 16, 2016

An interesting Swedish “fairy tale” for adults about “trolls”: the real and the fictional.

(Staff) Elaine Bird Jun 05, 2015

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!

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susanleeg
May 13, 2015

This is a really great read.

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DeirdreJane
Mar 12, 2015

Enjoyed

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fatcat21
Jan 26, 2015

I thought this was quite a page turner. Good book.

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klenoir
Dec 29, 2014

I like it so far!

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671books
Oct 19, 2014

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/

luinealaRPL Sep 24, 2014

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!

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bixby
Jul 17, 2014

Woman who uncovers a conspiracy (?) and murder (?) in the area surrounding her isolated Swedish farm is committed to an asylum by her husband....Was there a murder? Was there a conspiracy? Is she sane? Her adult son attempts to answer these questions and in the process, uncovers some truths about the past as well.

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amandagb
Mar 12, 2017

"it was a lie, an improvisation, a vicious one - a glimpse of his cruelty, and his creativity, since viciousness can be creative too."

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