Read "The Son A novel" by Jo Nesbo available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. The author of the best-selling Harry Hole . The author of the best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying tale of vengeance set amid Oslo's brutal hierarchy of corruption. The official website for Jo Nesbo, author of the Harry Hole detective crime novels including The Bat, The Snowman and more bestselling thrillers, Blood on Snow.
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Not in United States? Choose your country's store to see books available for download. Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. Sonny took the first steps toward addiction when his father took his own life rather than face exposure as a corrupt cop.
Simon Kefas takes his wife Else, suffering from failing eyesight, to a Chagall exhibit, which he believes she might enjoy for the colors.
The common threads between Sonny and Simon make both of them more human, and actually similar, despite the fact that they are technically on opposite sides of the law. An Argentine Mastiff dogo , a dog banned in Norway, plays a role in one dramatic scene in this novel. A young boy, Markus, who lives in the house beside the house where Sonny grew up, likes and wants to help Sonny, adding depth to what we already know about Sonny through the contrast in their lives.
Simon sometimes enjoys stopping in at a small church, which resembles this one, when he needs private time to think. The novel sometimes veers into the sentimental, romantic, and coincidental a new and unique criticism of Nesbo , but many readers may find this a welcome change from the horrors which have characterized so many Nesbo novels in the past.
According to the author, the Argentine Mastiff or dogo is a prohibited dog in Norway, though one such dog is involved in a bloody episode in this novel. Average Rating: Rate this: The author of the best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set inside Oslo's maze of especially venal, high-level corruption. Sonny's been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life.
The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved.
They don't know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit--or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he's serving time for other peoples' crimes.
Now Sonny is the seemingly malleable center of a whole infrastructure of corruption: And all of them under the thumb of the Twin, Oslo's crime overlord. As long as Sonny gets his dope, he's happy to play the criminal and the prison's in-house savior. But when he learns a stunning, long-hidden secret concerning his father, he makes a brilliantly executed escape from prison--and from the person he'd let himself become--and begins hunting down those responsible for the crimes against him.
The darkly looming question is: Who will get to him first--the criminals or the cops? New York: Knopf, From the critics. Comment Add a Comment.
My hole is really harry. Like 1 like.
Brilliant piece of writing in this genre. Gripping, involving, sympathetic,.
Stepping away from Detective Hole, Nesbo creates a character you want to see succeed. Nesbo delivers a revved-up, entertaining red harvest, another guaranteed hit from a forceful thriller machine. Exposition is sparing and effective and never bogs down the action.
The Son , however, is a stand-alone work…. This exhilarating tale of retribution grips from the opening lines…. Nesbo shows his total mastery of the thriller genre, confidently weaving his unrelenting, roller-coaster storyline with heart-stopping action amid scenes of genuine pathos and passion.
Time and again, Nesbo leaves his readers reeling…. His complex, fully realised characters all resonate, vividly coming to life and often dying on the page thanks to telling, often haunting descriptions, crisp, credible dialogue, and bold, inspired pacing.
He is unafraid to introduce moments of sudden stillness and real emotional power. So tightly plotted that it will keep readers steadfastly glued to their seat The novel is for fans of smart, sophisticated and multilayered crime First and foremost, this is a clever, enthralling and driven story that is impossible to put down.
It is really well done. This remains Norwegian crime literature in a class by itself. A plot that stretches and spreads out like great mathematical formulas, with many unfamiliar characters in the equation, but without being arcane or excessive in his fantastic interpretations….