Nikita Khrushchev’s so-called “Secret Speech” is the central spark to the events of Tom Rob Smith’s THE SECRET SPEECH. But first, a 1946 prologue takes place, in which the actions of what investigator Leo Demidov did in his old position of an MGB will have severe ripple effects. Fast forward to 1956, when Khrushchev famously denounced the actions of the Stalin regime.
For those who have not read Smith’s previous novel, CHILD 44, pick it up and read that first, because this story is a continuation of certain characters from that story. But also do so because it’s a top-notch read that will only enhance your enjoyment of this jaw-dropping historical thriller.