The Good Son (Hardback)You-Jeong Jeong (author)
'The queen of crime . . . You-jeong Jeong is shaking up the world of suspense' Glamour
'For fans of Jo Nesbo and Patricia Highsmith' A. J. Finn, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
'South Korea's answer to Stephen King' Cosmopolitan
'Ingeniously twisted' Entertainment Weekly
YOU WAKE UP COVERED IN BLOOD
THERE'S A BODY DOWNSTAIRS
YOUR MOTHER'S BODY
YOU DIDN'T DO IT. DID YOU?
HOW COULD YOU, YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN THE GOOD SON
THE INTERNATIONAL SENSATION FROM KOREA'S MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR YOU-JEONG JEONG.
When Yu-jin wakes up covered in blood, and finds the body of his mother downstairs, he decides to hide the evidence and pursue the killer himself.
Then young women start disappearing in his South Korean town. Who is he hunting? And why does the answer take him back to his brother and father who lost their lives many years ago.
The Good Son is inspired by a true story.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 163 x 244 x 29 mm
A cool, crafty did-he-do-it thriller buoyed by a rising tide of madness. Provocative yet profound, humming with mood and menace, The Good Son will rivet readers of Jo Nesbo and Patricia Highsmith -- A. J. Finn, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
Rightly compared to Stephen King * Die Zeit (Germany) *
The queen of crime . . . You-jeong Jeong is shaking up the world of suspense with her particularly well-executed thrillers * Glamour *
Readers will be relieved that this is fiction, not real life. This book will pull you in; as you devour it, you might perhaps resent the author's relentless pursuit of the evil coiled within humans. But this, too, is human * Kyoung sook Shin, New York Times bestselling author of PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOTHER *
Gripping and often gruesome . . . a disturbing story of the events that unfold after Yu-jin, 26, wakes up to find his mother in a pool of blood (we did warn you) * Cosmopolitan *
Jeong expertly inches up the tension in this crafty, creepy story of a psychopath's coming-of-age * Guardian *
Ingeniously twisted * Entertainment Weekly, 'Must List' *
Want to read an under-the-radar psychological thriller? Feel smug about pocketing The Good Son * Elle.com, '30 Best Books to Read This Summer' *
A slow-burn psychological thriller with plenty of twists and things to think about * BookRiot *
The gore is intense, but the psychological terror might never wash off * Vulture *
Absorbing . . . An unlikely thriller that we continue to read - thanks to Ms. Jeong's controlled prose . . . with a sickened sort of fascination. It's a testament to the author's skill and seriousness of purpose that she maintains suspense about her inhuman-seeming protagonist's fate until the bitter end * Wall Street Journal *
[You-jeong Jeong is] South Korea's Patricia Highsmith, able to convey the internal and manipulative logic of even the most disturbed minds, while spritzing her tales with commentary on the isolation that comes with modern prosperity * Literary Hub *
Dark, harrowing, horribly claustrophobic but hard to put down . . . You-jeong Jeong's novel speaks for a facet of the human condition that is more prevalent than we like to think -- Financial Times
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“An unputdownable thriller.....”
This is a breath taking, heart stopping sort of thriller and you become totally addicted to it. It starts when You-Jin wakes up one morning to discover his mother is murdered and he doesn't remember anything... More
If you're a horror/thriller fan then this is a MUST read, it's creepy, addictive, gruesome and disturbing with plenty of twists to keep you hooked throughout the read!
Once I had started I didn't want... More
“An insidious thriller with elements of horror”
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.
This is a compulsively readable, absorbing thriller which I feel benefits greatly from it's slow and sinister development. The story... More
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