Today’s Pick: Fall of Man in Wilmslow, by David Lagercrantz
From the author of the number-one best seller The Girl in the Spider’s Web, an electrifying thriller that begins with Alan Turing’s suicide and then opens out to take in a young detective’s awakening to painful secrets about his own life and the life of his country.
It’s 1954. Several English nationals have defected to the USSR while a witch hunt for homosexuals rages across Britain. In these circumstances, no one is surprised when a mathematician by the name of Alan Turing is found dead in his home: It is widely assumed that he committed suicide, unable to cope with the humiliation of a criminal conviction for homosexuality. But young detective sergeant Leonard Corell, who had always dreamed of a career in higher mathematics, suspects greater forces are involved.