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
0345814371
Branch Call Number: FIC Nesbo
Characteristics: 401 p
Additional Contributors: Barslund, Charlotte

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loudem
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.

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pacdg
Jul 02, 2016

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

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40parachute
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!

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dheidt
Sep 08, 2015

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

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empbee
Aug 03, 2015

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

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Raubaire
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.

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tocch101
Jan 16, 2015

A wonderfully written story that leaves you on the edge of your seat with multiple different turns. The characters are likable, but flawed, and everything moves at a fast pace. Great.

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GrandCru
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.

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mz4bibliofile
Jul 04, 2014

I have read everything that Jo Nesbo has written up till 'The Son.' The Son, while extremely well-written, is so deeply dark and haunting that I knew if I finished reading the book I would be greatly disturbed by it. This is the first of Nesbo's books I returned unread. Just could not read it!

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