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The Son - Jo Nesbo

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The brand new thriller from no 1 bestselling crime author, Jo Nesbo, which sees a charismatic young prisoner breaking out of jail to find out the truth about his father's death and seek revenge on those who lied to him

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


About the Author

Jo Nesbo played football for Norway's premier league team Modle, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore crucial ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the band Di derre (Them There). Their second album topped the charts in Norway, but he continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat. He is regarded as one of Europe's leading crime writers, with both The Leopard and Phantom topping the UK bestseller charts, and his novels are published in 40 countries.

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4.0

A departure from the crime style ,

By The crime addict

from Melbourne AU

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Difficult To Follow

Best Uses

  • Older Readers

Comments about The Son:

New translator for Nesbo didn't quite have his idiom right ,so it grated a bit at first, biut it picked up the pace and had his characteristic tricky plotting. Interesting to have a happy ending!

Comment on this review

"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... Nesbo 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

ISBN: 9781846557408
ISBN-10: 1846557402
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st April 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.3  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.65

Jo Nesbo

With his eight internationally acclaimed crime novels featuring Detective Harry Hole, Jo Nesbø has achieved an unparalleled success both in his native country Norway and abroad, winning the hearts of critics, booksellers and readers alike. Translated into more than forty languages, awarded a whole range of awards and boasting record-breaking sales, Nesbø has been lavishly praised by international critics for broadening the scope of the contemporary crime novel, and is today regarded as one the best crime writers of our time.

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