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  • Published: 1 December 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099582144
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 656
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Son




The brand new thriller from no 1 bestselling crime author, Jo Nesbo, which sees a charismatic young prisoner breaking out of jail to find out the truth about his father's death and seek revenge on those who lied to him

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SONNY’S ON THE RUN

Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates, and absolves them of their sins.

HE’S BEEN LIED TO HIS WHOLE LIFE

But then one prisoner’s confession changes everything. He knows something about Sonny’s disgraced father.

SONNY WANTS REVENGE

He needs to break out of prison and make those responsible pay for their crimes.

WHATEVER THE COST

  • Pub date: 1 December 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099582144
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 656
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son and his latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He’s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 40 million copies around the world.

Before becoming a crime writer, Nesbo played football for Norway’s premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the band Di Derre (‘Them There’). They topped the charts in Norway, but Nesbo continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat.

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Praise for The Son

“An expertly plotted, compelling and gripping white-knuckle ride… Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers”

Sunday Express

“A cat-and-mouse chase between a young prisoner and a troubled detective, this is a tense, violent and hugely absorbing walk on the murky side of Oslo”

Sunday Mirror

“Nesbo never fails to deliver a cracking narrative – and this is one of his best”

Mail on Sunday

“An excellent novelist... Nesbo paints an intricate, disturbing picture of rampant corruption within prison and the police service... The strong action is tempered by tenderness”

Marcel Berlins, The Times

“Gripping from start to finish”

John Williams, Mail on Sunday

“Fast-paced and imaginatively violent, this latest example of Nesbo's Nordic noir hurtles like an express train towards a last act of almost operatic extravagance that leaves dead bodies and carefully nurtured reputations littering the stage. Great stuff altogether”

Myles McWeeney, Belfast Telegraph

“[Nesbo's] trademark twists and turns”

Joan Smith, Sunday Times

“Whereas Headhunters, the first of Nesbø's novels not to feature Harry Hole, was a ruthlessly linear chase story, The Son is far more complex and sophisticated. The characterisation is deeper and more detailed... which only adds to the sense of life-and-death drama.”

Evening Standard

“Nesbo has crafted a book that's engaging, entertaining and surprising, with the kind of plot twists any crime writer would be proud of... It's an excellent whodunnit, with enough twists and turns to keep even the most experienced of crime fans guessing right up to the end”

Sunday Business Post

“The Son creates a brand new anti-hero, an avenging angel of sorts whose destiny is driven by righting perceived wrongs with a bloody and bullet-riddled path through the criminal underworld”

Birmingham Mail

“Jo Nesbo is an excellent novelist even if he's not writing about Harry Hole”

Marcel Berlins, The Times

“Another of Nesbo’s gripping tales”

Sun

“Complex and sophisticated... The world [Nesbo’s] creations inhabit is infinitely cruel, brutal yet beautiful”

Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard

“Watch it fly off the shelves and pack the audiences in the cinemas in equal measure”

Roddy Brooks, UK Press Syndication

“This story stays with you long after you’ve finished it”

Joanna Czechowska, Woman

“Nesbo is on top form with this crime novel, a book that you quite rightfully can't put down”

Bristol Magazine

“This is a novel of total authority, with a highly original concept”

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