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Want to read an under-the-radar psychological thriller? Feel smug about pocketing The Good Son, '30 Best Books to Read This Summer'
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)
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
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
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
The gore is intense, but the psychological terror might never wash off
A slow-burn psychological thriller with plenty of twists and things to think about
The queen of crime . . . You-jeong Jeong is shaking up the world of suspense with her particularly well-executed thrillers
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
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
Ingeniously twisted
Entertainment Weekly, 'Must List'
Rightly compared to Stephen King
Die Zeit (Germany)
[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
Jeong expertly inches up the tension in this crafty, creepy story of a psychopath's coming-of-age