BOOK REVIEW | The Son by Jo Nesbø

The Son by Jo Nesbo

5/5 stars

From the publisher:
Sonny Lofthus has been in prison for almost half his life: serving time for crimes he didn’t commit. In exchange, he gets an uninterrupted supply of heroin—and a stream of fellow prisoners seeking out his Buddha-like absolution. Years earlier Sonny’s father, a corrupt cop, took his own life rather than face exposure. Now Sonny is the center of a vortex of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest—all of them focused on keeping him stoned and jailed. When Sonny discovers a shocking truth about his father’s suicide, he makes a brilliant escape and begins hunting down the people responsible for his and his father’s demise. But he’s also being hunted, and by enemies too many to count. Two questions remain: who will get to him first, and what will he do when he’s cornered?

My thoughts:
THIS BOOK! If you like crime fiction and police procedurals, you must read this book. Intricate storytelling and a total thrill ride – Nordic Noir at it’s best. I absolutely love Sonny and would love to see this character again. The last few lines are crazy and make me wonder if a sequel is in the works. I can’t wait to read more Nesbø and dig into the Harry Hole series!

 

BOOK REVIEW | I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

4/5 stars

From the publisher:
On a rainy afternoon, a mother’s life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street . . .

I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind and desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past.
 
At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run. As they chase down one hopeless lead after another, they find themselves as drawn to each other as they are to the frustrating, twist-filled case before them.

My thoughts:
I Let you Go is a heartbreaking mystery with an unexpected twist. There was also some fantastic role reversal going on in this book; we have a working father trying to find balance between a demanding career and family, rather than the typical frazzled working mother. I love this, bravo Clare!  I really enjoyed this book, and as a mother I felt the pain so deeply.

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