The Son

The Son

Book - 2014
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Sonny Lofthus, a charismatic young prisoner and heroin addict serving time for other people's crimes, breaks out of jail after learning a long-hidden secret about his father's death and seeks revenge on those who lied to him.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, 2014.
ISBN: 9780345814371
Branch Call Number: FIC Nesbo
Characteristics: 401 p.
Additional Contributors: Barslund, Charlotte


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Jan 13, 2017

Great book. Great read. Great characters. Is it ok to root for the Son on his vengeful rampage? Yes it is! Unethical? So, sue me. I was a bit scared what would happen in the end. But Hey! I got my wish. For once the 'baddies' got what they deserved and the hero gets to ride into the sunset... Just great.

Jul 02, 2016

Brilliant piece of writing in this genre. Gripping, involving, sympathetic,

Apr 19, 2016

I love all of Jo Nesbo's books, this was a stand-alone and it was riveting! The storyline kept me going and going and the character development kept you interested in each person's story! Fantastic read!

Sep 08, 2015

Stepping away from Detective Hole, Nesbo creates a character you want to see succeed.

Aug 03, 2015

Excellent plot and character descriptions. A thriller that makes you think about social issues. Very good translation.

Jan 23, 2015

Excellent roman policier qui présente en détails les aspects psychiques, psychologiques et physiques des personnages. L'action se déroule rapidement ce qui maintien l'intrigue à son maximum. Hautement recommandé.

Sep 13, 2014

I didn't enjoy this as much as the harry hole series. not as gripping.

ehbooklover Aug 21, 2014

An extremely violent, gritty, and dark thriller about corruption and revenge. Admittedly, I found this to be pretty far-fetched at times and the violence was hard to take, but I enjoyed the author’s writing style, the flawed characters, and the many twists and turns.

hhorowitz Jun 26, 2014

What a treat. I've been plowing through "important" non-fiction books for several dreary months of self-inflicted sell-improvement: this mesmerizing read took three days of sheer enjoyment. Call it summer reading or call it easy's a thoroughly well-crafted and engrossing story by a master of breathless Scandinavian-style cops and robbers adventures..

Jun 18, 2014

I've enjoyed everything this author has published, but this one is top notch. Couldn't put it down, very highly recommended to those who enjoy crime thrillers.

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