Review: 'The Son' by Jo Nesbo
Whether you're a fan of Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series of novels, or a fan of the noir genre, “The Son” is a novel to pique your interests. This novel is suspense, thriller and police procedural wrapped together in one delectable package.
“ The Son ,” one of author Nesbo's stand-alone novels, gives the reader co-protaganists that initially seem to be worlds apart – a young man in prison who has confessed to murder and a police officer who exemplifies all the best in Oslo, Norway's detectives.
Their worlds collide when the young man, the Son, escapes from prison. A manhunt ensues, not just by prison officials and the Oslo police, but also by a kingpin in the underworld of Oslo who has his own reasons for wanting the Son silenced.
The underlying theme that brings all of Nesbo's novels together is also present in “The Son”: police corruption. This muddies the waters of who are the “good” guys and who are the “not-so-good” guys. Hold onto your seat because Nesbo so deftly weaves his story that what you think you know comes into question again and again.
I've enjoyed reading every novel of Jo Nesbo's that I've read thus far, but “The Son” swept me off my feet. The plot is intricate, but the reader is never overwhelmed with the intricacy because the action keeps moving forward and the reader is pulled along in the swift but tantalizing current.
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