Book of the Week

The Son by Jo Nesbo. Photo: PA Photo/Harvill Secker
The Son by Jo Nesbo. Photo: PA Photo/Harvill Secker

The Son by Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo has forged his reputation from carving hard-bitten characters out the flaws of human nature. The Harry Hole series brought the Norwegian author and musician awards as well as millions in sales, and his book Headhunters also took him to the big screen, as will The Son in due course.

Like the Hole series, 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 journey through the criminal underworld as he embarks on a self-appointed one-man and, some may say, misguided crusade.