The Child, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


My name is Simon. I'm 10 years old. I'm a serial killer. Robert Stern, a successful defence lawyer, doesn't know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin.

To his astonishment, the defendant is a ten-year-old boy - Simon - a fragile child with a chronic illness who insists that he was a murderer in a former life.

Stern's surprise quickly turns to horror as he searches the cellar Simon has directed him to and discovers the skeletal remains of a man, the skull split with an axe - just as Simon told him he would. But this is only the beginning, as Simon tells Stern where to find even more victims whose bodies have lain undisturbed for years.

Suddenly, the present feels murderously dangerous as well...The Child is a darkly twisting, page-turning thriller that will make your heart pound with adrenaline.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780751556858



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Robert Stern, a defence lawyer, discovers his new client, a 10 year old boy is a serial killer - well in his past life he was! A thriller with a difference, one that makes you want to turn the page, and the next one and the one after that. If you like books with plenty of evil characters, then choose this - it will take you on an unforgettable ride, a dizzy ride. This is no run of the mill book.

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