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- Listening Length: 14 hours and 36 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 10 April 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IXB1XXQ
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Sonny Lofthus, son of a disgraced policeman who committed suicide, has happily sat in prison for others crimes in return for the endless supply of heroin that dampens the pain of his existence. Until he learns that the truth surrounding his father's death may all have been a lie. Breaking out Sonny is soon creating a trail of havoc and terrible destruction in his quest for answers and revenge.
Simon Kefas, the long serving police officer and old friend of his father, hot on his trail seems to be the only one with a chance of stopping Sonny and bringing him in alive but with Nesbo things are never that simple. It's only April and this could already be my book of the year. A great read.
Now a heroin addict, Sonny has been in prison for 12 years. Since his incarceration, he's gained an almost mythical status amongst his fellow inmates as a receiver of confessions and a cleanser of souls. But when one of these confessions strikes particularly close to home, it throws everything that Sonny has ever believed about his father's death into question.
Homicide Inspector Simon Kefas was once Sonny's father best friend. On the surface, his current cases are random acts of violence, driven by petty theft or drugs. But as Simon investigates, he begins to suspect that the perpetrator is driven by a much more powerful motive. And he isn't finished. When the crimes of the present become caught up with the ghosts of the past, Simon may be the only one that can help Sonny to uncover the truth he needs.
`The Son' is filled with a whole cast of unsavoury and untrustworthy characters and layer upon layer of deceit. But somehow, Jo Nesbo manages to turn our perceptions of good and bad completely on their head, as the lines between justice and law and right and wrong become increasingly blurred.
This theme of vengeance, retribution and justice is constantly present throughout the book. People can never truly seem to escape the sins of their past, and we're start to question whether they should. And if they deserve to be punished, what should we think of the person doing the punishing?Read more ›
This is not a short read and it is also a book that you need to concentrate on, with plot twists and turns and a whole host of characters. The main storyline concerns Sonny and his desire for justice and the man who was his father’s best friend – Simon Kefas. Kefas was a dedicated police officer, whose career ground to a halt after his investigation into fraud and corruption saw him disgraced as a gambler. Now a changed man, his only wish is to save the eyesight of his beloved wife, and somehow make amends to her. Along with his new young partner, he is called to investigate the death of the prison chaplain, which then leads him headlong into the search for his friend’s son.
If you want a real roller coaster of a ride, this thriller will give it to you. It is extremely violent, but then that is to be expected from Mr Nesbo. This is really gritty noir.Read more ›
So in addition to the junkie, we have a policeman who knew the junkie's father and the policeman has some issues of his own which is not surprising given Harry Hole's character. I really liked the character of Simon Kefas (the policeman) as well as his sidekick. However I find that I am no fan of reviews that give too much away so I'll leave you to discover the storylines that evolve from this setting for yourself. Unsurprisingly there is definitely a "dark avenger" theme here and the twists when they come are interesting even if some of them were maybe not unexpected. So often you read a very good book but the ending lets it down - not so here, the final scenes were very good indeed and the final twist I did not expect. I certainly didn't expect to say that I think this is better than the majority of the Harry Hole stories either. I enjoyed the "philosophy of man and his condition" at the end too.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Began reading this book whilst on holiday and found it was difficult to read at times as the story was very slow in places hence the 4 stars. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wendy
The translation is a little out at times but sill a gripping story with a twist.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A Nesbo story without Harry Hole that keeps you hooked all the way to the end. The usual tension, twists and great characters that bring the story to life.Published 2 months ago by S Ward
This fast paced action packed crime thriller was difficult to stop reading. There is much violence, but likeable characters - some of whom are perpetrators of unspeakable horrors... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rachel Anne P
Fans of Jo Nesbo (“writer, economist, rock musician” etc) will know that he does nothing by halves. A twisting plot, furious pace and lashings of violence are guaranteed and his... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mr. Pj Martin