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The Good Son

The Good Son

‘For fans of Jo Nesbo and Patricia Highsmith’ A. J. Finn, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th April 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780349142937

Reviews

Rightly compared to Stephen King
Die Zeit (Germany)
A slow-burn psychological thriller with plenty of twists and things to think about
BookRiot
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
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
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
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
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'
Ingeniously twisted
Entertainment Weekly, 'Must List'
Jeong expertly inches up the tension in this crafty, creepy story of a psychopath's coming-of-age
Guardian
An intense, creepy, darkly funny read . . . a book focusing on the claustrophobic dynamics of a mother-son relationship that makes Mrs Bates and her son Norman look well-adjusted
Daily Telegraph
[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
The queen of crime . . . You-jeong Jeong is shaking up the world of suspense with her particularly well-executed thrillers
Glamour