The Child Thief

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  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • The Child Thief
  • Dan Smith
  • English
  • 08 August 2017
  • 1409142620

About the Author: Dan Smith

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The Child Thief December 1930, Western Ukraine Luka Is A Veteran Of The First World War And The Russian Civil War All He Wants Now Is A Quiet Life With His Wife, Twin Sons And Young Daughter Their Small Village Has, So Far, Managed To Remain Hidden From The Advancing Soviet Brutality And Labour Camp Deportations But Everything Changes The Day The Stranger Arrives, Pulling A Sled Bearing The Bodies Of Two Children In A Fervour, The Villagers Lynch The Stranger, Despite Luka S Protests But When Calm Is Restored, The Mob Leader, Dimitri, Discovers His Daughter Has Vanished Luka Is The Only Man With The Skills To Find Who Could Have Stolen A Child In These Frozen White Wastelands And Besides, The Missing Girl Is Best Friends With Luka S Daughter Lara, And He Promises Her That He Will Find Her Friend And Bring Her Home Together With His Sons And Dimitri, Luka Sets Out In Pursuit Across Lands Ravaged By War And Gripped By Treachery Soon They Realise That The Man They Are Tracking Is A No Ordinary Criminal, But A Skilful Hunter With The Kidnapped Child As The Bait In His Violent Game It Will Take All Of Luka S Strength To Battle The Harshest Of Conditions, And All Of His Wit To Stay A Step Ahead Of Soviet Authorities And Though His Toughest Enemy Is The Man He Tracks, His Strongest Bond Is A Whispered Promise To His Family Back At Home.

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10 thoughts on “The Child Thief

  1. Nasim Asl says:

    If you are on the hunt for a book that is sure to surprise and engross you, look no further than Dan Smith s The Child Thief This enthralling novel truly is breathtaking, and really demonstrates the author s obvious gift at writing in a remarkable fashion.The Child Thief follows Ukranian Luka, a war veteran, who embarks on a life or death search for his niece, stolen from the tiny village in which their family lives Luka travels across lands ravaged by the woes and hardships of post October 19 If you are on the hunt for a book that is sure to surprise and engross you, look no further than Dan Smith s The Child Thief This enthralling novel truly is breathtaking, and really demonstrates the author s obvious gift at writing in a remarkable fa...

  2. ✨Susan✨ says:

    This is out of my usual genre, I normally don t choose anything that is about war or holocaust There were parts that surrounded the Russian Purge of the 1930 s that were disturbing but only a very short section that helped to set the scene surrounding the story I connected and cared about the characters from the very beginning, and the hunt for The Child Thief was interesting and exciting The mystery behind the missing child, the tempered bonding between father and sons, and the rigorous tr This is out of my usual genre, I normally don t choose anything that is about war or holocau...

  3. Lena♥Ribka says:

    AudibleMany episodes reminded me of Enemy at the GateTurbulent times of a fateful and tragic historical events in Western Ukraine at the beginning of the 1930s Dan Smith knows exactly how to keep his readers on the edge of their seats For sure a thrilling and gripping story, not only for fans of historical fiction The main figure, Luka, a veteran of the First World War and the Russian Civil War, a former solder and now a farmer, struggles to make ends meet, keep his family alive at threat AudibleMany episodes reminded me of Enemy at the GateTurbulent times of a fateful and tragic historical events in Western Ukraine at the beginning of the 1930s Dan Smith knows exactly how to keep his readers on the edge of their seats For sure a thrilling and gripping story, no...

  4. Krissy says:

    Amazing Some of the best writing I ve come across in a long time Listened to the audiobook with my husband and he loved it as well Excellent narrator too My Rating 5 stars His Rating 5 stars

  5. John Wiltshire says:

    I was a couple of pages into this and realised I d read it before It s worththan one read, so I carried on This is a quite astonishing novel Although the whole book is about a small band of men chasing another who has taken a child, the act of abduction is only the spark which ignites another story This is a tale about soldiers and the political systems that fail them In this book it s Russia in the early 19th century, but it could be any era, any system Politics fail and men are sen I was a couple of pages into this and realised I d read it before It s worththan one read, so I carried on This is a quite astonishing novel Although the whole book is about a small band of men chasing another who has taken a child, the act of abduction is only the spark which ignites another story This is a tale about soldiers and the political ...

  6. Alona says:

    Might be the best book i read this yer I simply can t emphasize enough what an amazing book this one is Brilliant writing, gripping story and characters that gets into your heart and head and does not leave.I was literally at the edge of my seat for almost the whole read.It s a thrille...

  7. Sharon Burgin says:

    Reading the book synopsis you may be forgiven for thinking that this is going to be another gloomy story about war torn Russia in the middle of winter But not so Yes it s a tale of an ex soldier now a farmer, his twin sons and their search for the Child Thief who has kidnapped his niece But it s heart warming and also has twists and turns that you don t always foresee.Dan Smith builds the story up slowly Yes it s winter, it s cold and the villagers don t have enough to eat But they are su Reading the book synopsis you may be forgiven for thinking that this is going to be another gloom...

  8. Mike Navalinski says:

    Dan Smith s first fictional effort is a first rate page turner of the highest degree that oh God, here comes that cliche you can t put down once you have begun Dark, intense, poignant, this story of a former Ukranian Russian soldier is a freaking gem Inhaled in three days I found myself putting off tasks, skipping favorite tv shows and even laying in my lawn chair turning white fat to brown until the final page I feel blessed to have read two amazing books by two up and coming writers Smith Dan Smith s first fictional effort is a first rate page turner of the highest degree that oh God, here comes that cliche you can t put down once you have begun Dark, intense, poignant, this story of...

  9. Ian says:

    Just a brilliant read Chilling both in temperature and in subject matter I loved Dan Smith s debut novel Dry Season and then was somewhat disappointed by his second Dark Horizons, but this is simply top drawer Set in 1930 Stalinist Ukraine, former soldier Luka is battling not just life and the brutal, unfeeling oppression of the times but also the prejudices of his village when he brings a half dead stranger home with him from a hunting trip When it is found that one of the two dead children Just a brilliant read Chilling both in temperature and in subject matter I loved Dan Smith s debut novel Dry Season and then was somewhat disappointed by his second Dark Horizons, but this is simply top drawer Set in 1930 Stalinist Ukraine, former soldier Luka is battling not just life and the brutal, unfeeling oppression of the times but also the prejudice...

  10. Daphne says:

    The Child Thief wasn t a book I had on my TBR, I pretty much picked it at random in the library Sometimes I m the type of person who can get too bogged down in what I feel like I should be reading and treating my TBR list as a to do list So picking a book without knowing much about it and without having planned to read it for ages is something I don t do a lot In this case it was a good decision, as The Child Thief gripped me and held my attention in a way not many books do It s very tense a The Child Thief wasn t a book I had on my TBR, I pretty much picked it at random in the library Sometimes I m the type of person who can get too bogged down in what I feel like I sho...