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The good son

Chŏng, Yu-jŏng
This compelling novel of psychological suspense was a runaway hit in South Korea and now it’s making waves in English translation. One morning, Ju-jin wakes up to find his mother dead. His clothes are covered in her blood and he’s suffering some gaping holes in his memory of the night before. He races to hide the evidence of her murder and uncover what happened, but his other family members keep prying, when they’re not reminding him to take his medication. This is a slim volume but it packs a punch. Prepare yourself for a complex and disturbing thriller with an unreliable narrator, much in the spirit of twisted, page-turning bestsellers like Gone Girl.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)