416 pages, 9.52 × 6.49 × 1.35 in
May 13, 2014
Random House of Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0345814371
ISBN - 13: 9780345814371
From the Publisher
A brand new thriller from #1 internationally bestselling crime author Jo Nesbo, which sees a charismatic young prisoner escaping jail to find out the truth about his father's death.
Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates at Oslo jail, and absolves them of their sins. Some people even whisper that Sonny is serving time for someone else: that he doesn't just listen, he confesses to their crimes. Inspector Simon Kefas is a dedicated police officer. Simon has worked for the Oslo police force for years. He's just been assigned a new murder investigation and a new partner, all on the same day. Both of them knew Sonny's father. To Sonny he was the man he idolised, to Kirk he was his best friend. Both were devastated when his corruption was revealed. But neither of them knew the truth.
About the Author
JO NESBO is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson). The author lives in Oslo, Norway.
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER “[Nesbo] brings a strong male punk rock swagger to his writing—The Son, his new stand-alone thriller, pulses with aggressive energy and splattering ultra-violence…. The twists and turns are bold and surprising. Nesbo delivers a revved-up, entertaining red harvest, another guaranteed hit from a forceful thriller machine.” —Los Angeles Times “A deftly plotted novel that probes the deepest mysteries: sin, redemption, love, evil, the human condition…. One of Nesbo’s best, deepest and richest novels, even without Harry Hole.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The pace of the novel is fast, the characters (especially Inspector Kefas) complex and well drawn, and the plot smart and tricky…. Exposition is sparing and effective and never bogs down the action.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Nesbo is great at rapidly sketching the kind of juicy characters, peripheral or not, that propel an already fast-moving story forward at a pleasing pace…. Nesbo’s writing style is visually arresting as always…. In a novel that’s both deadly serious and seriously sentimental, Nesbo ably rides the slimmest of lines between humanity’s uglier mug and unusual manners of redemption.” —The Boston Globe “Rock star turned writer, Nesbo is one of the most promising Nordic crime novelist in a crowded list, acclaimed for his series following detective Harry Hole. The Son, however, is a stand-alone work…. It’s revenge porn at its grisliest.” —New York Post “This mystery is pure Nesbo—complex