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Achetez et téléchargez ebook The Secret Speech (English Edition): Boutique site - Genre Fiction: pawnfacumapbma.gq A secret speech composed by Stalin's successor Khrushchev is distributed to the entire nation. Its message: Stalin was a tyrant. Its promise: The Soviet Union. The Secret Speech book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Former state security officer Leo Demidov is struggling to cha.
The catalyst comes when a secret manifesto composed by Stalin's successor Khrushchev is distributed to the entire nation. Its message: Stalin was a tyrant and a murderer. Its promise: The Soviet Union will transform.
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But there are forces at work that are unable to forgive or forget Stalin's tyranny so easily, that demand revenge of the most appalling nature. The two young girls he and his wife Raisa adopted have yet to forgive him for his involvement in the murder of their parents.
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I was told I was wrong for appreciating the first of Tom Rob Smith's trilogy, Child 44, so I decided to allow my self the guilty pleasure of reading the second installment The Secret Speech and I found I was once again in the wrong, because I quite liked it. Smith certainly knows how to spin an exciting tale. Their relationship has matured over the years and Leo is currently working as a homicide detective.
He and Raisa have adopted two orphaned sisters and Leo struggles to develop a positive relationship with them. Smith always does his homework and the reader is lucky to learn about Khrushchev's secret speech and the Hungarian Revolution of But do keep in mind that this is a popular suspense fiction not meant to be enlightened. It is exciting and I had trouble putting it down. I loved following Leo's journey from Moscow to Siberia to Hungary. I don't recommend this for the highbrow reader but for the suspense reader.
If you enjoyed Child 44, I encourage you to continue the trilogy. Just finished reading this book. I found the violent revolutionary scenes rather surrealistic and that it was not easy for me to imagine the scenarios. What Leo Demidov and his wife went through seems an impossible set of scenarios even with the wildest stretch of the imagination.
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Survival is really impossible. Too far-fetched for my liking.
The writer is really knowledgeable about the background of the Kruschev era in the Soviet Union and the lack of trust that people had for each other. Smith's previous book Child 44 was a far better read. The scenarios boggled the imagination so much that it actually deterred me as the reader from really getting into the content of the story. I was thrilled to see I could continue to live in Leo's world a bit longer.
The Secret Speech is not as fantastically compelling as Child 44 but it is a worthy follow-up and certainly worth your reading energies. Time has moved into the 50's and Russia's new government has made a statement condemning the harsh ways the citizens were treated by the police in the past.
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The relationship between the police force and the society they oversee now teeters on the edge of eruption. This book moves from the secret arrests, harsh interrogations and unfair detentions of Child 44 to the Siberian gulags where these detainees were sent. The fact that these were a way of life for a country for decades is a frightening thought. We spend much time with Leo's family in this book and come to know his daughters and wife much better. They are great characters and their stories are compelling, exciting and suspenseful.
The length of these books has been welcome -- they are intricate and tell amazing stories; however, I feel the end of this novel is the end of this story. I did not feel the "back cover" of the final book of the trilogy sounded interesting or even necessary for Leo's story. This is an author to set alerts for Child 44 and The Secret Speech are amazing!
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