The Son

SONNY’S ON THE RUN

Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates, and absolves them of their sins.

HE’S BEEN LIED TO HIS WHOLE LIFE

But then one prisoner’s confession changes everything. He knows something about Sonny’s disgraced father.

SONNY WANTS REVENGE

He needs to break out of prison and make those responsible pay for their crimes.

WHATEVER THE COST

Reviews

‘An expertly plotted, compelling and gripping white-knuckle ride… [Nesbo] deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thrillers
Sunday Express
‘A cat-and-mouse chase between a young prisoner and a troubled detective, this is a tense, violent and hugely absorbing walk on the murky side of Oslo’
Sunday Mirror
‘Gripping from start to finish’
John Williams - Mail on Sunday
‘Fast-paced and imaginatively violent, this latest example of Nesbo's Nordic noir hurtles like an express train towards a last act of almost operatic extravagance that leaves dead bodies and carefully nurtured reputations littering the stage. Great stuff altogether’
Myles McWeeney - Belfast Telegraph
‘An excellent novelist... Nesbø paints an intricate, disturbing picture of rampant corruption within prison and the police service... The strong action is tempered by tenderness’
Marcel Berlins - The Times
‘[Nesbo's] trademark twists and turns’
Joan Smith - Sunday Times
‘Whereas Headhunters, the first of Nesbø's novels not to feature Harry Hole, was a ruthlessly linear chase story, The Son is far more complex and sophisticated. The characterisation is deeper and more detailed... which only adds to the sense of life-and-death drama.’
Evening Standard
‘Nesbo has crafted a book that's engaging, entertaining and surprising, with the kind of plot twists any crime writer would be proud of... It's an excellent whodunnit, with enough twists and turns to keep even the most experienced of crime fans guessing right up to the end
Sunday Business Post
The Son creates a brand new anti-hero, an avenging angel of sorts whose destiny is driven by righting perceived wrongs with a bloody and bullet-riddled path through the criminal underworld’
Birmingham Mail
‘Jo Nesbo is an excellent novelist even if he's not writing about Harry Hole’
Marcel Berlins - The Times
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