First Novel AwardWhat the Costa judges said about Child 44:
Poppy Adams - The Behaviour of Moths
Sadie Jones - The Outcast
Jennie Rooney - Inside the Whale
Tom Rob Smith - Child 44
"This gripping, unputdownable thriller is an exciting new addition to the genre."
Karen Chisholm concluded her Eurocrime review:
"there's been considerable research into the background of CHILD 44, but the book doesn't read as a research tome - it reads as a story of fear, manipulation, power struggles, petty jealousy, brutality, cruelty, madness, loss, survival and humanity."
Read the whole review, here.
All the categories and nominees for the Costa Book Awards 2008 can be found on the website.