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.
A standalone novel, The Son is the most ambitious the writer has tackled, cramming issues of guilt and redemption into its nearly 700 pages. The central character, the complex Sonny, is a model prisoner who serves as Confessor for other inmates at Oslo jail, absolving them of their sins. In fact, his own guilt is a matter of conjecture – is he serving time for someone else’s crime? A novel of total authority, with a highly original concept.
'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
Publication date: 15/01/2015
Publication date: 10/04/2014
Publisher: Harvill Secker an imprint of Vintage
|Publication date:||15th January 2015|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Jo Nesbø, musician, economist and author of the best-selling series featuring Detective Harry Hole, has won many prizes for his novels, including the Glass Key, the Riverton Prize and the Norwegian Bookclub prize for best ever Norwegian crime novel. His first novel to be published in English was The Devil's Star and the second, The Redbreast, was shortlisted for the CWA Duncan Lawrie International Dagger. He lives in Oslo.More About Jo Nesbo