Expertly written. Jo Nesbo never fails to delight his fan base of huge amounts of his readers. I have read The Snowman which is literally unputdownable. The Son is an absolute page turner, you will just keep moving the pages. The Son is so spectacular full of urgency to read on. Jo Nesbo is in a strong field among the strongest crime writers that appeals to wider audience for men and woman.
The story enters in a eleven-square-metre prison cell at Oslo jail. People had said that Sonny had killed two people as a teenager and his father had been a corrupt police officer. But it appears that people are whispering that Sonny a model prisoner is in prison and serving time for someone else, that he doesn't just listen, he confesses to their crimes why readers will find out as the story progresses. Sonny Lofthus is hooked on heroin. Sonny smuggled heroin inside prison with him that was carefully hidden inside his bible.
Inspector Simon Kefas is a dedicated police officer. Simon has worked for the Oslo police force for years. He's just been assigned a murder investigation and a new partner, all on the same day. Both of them knew Sonny's father. To Sonny he was the man he idolised, to Simon he was his best friend. Both were left devastated when his corruption was revealed. But neither of them knew the truth.
Johnannes Halden an inmate that is suffering from cancer and has to have cancer treatment he tells people that he has no one on the outside of prison waiting for him. Johnannes helps Sonny to escape from prison.
All the govenors of Oslo prison including Alrid Franck knew it was Johnannes that planned Sonny's escape. Alrid Franck calls for twenty-four hour's blackout to find Sonny Lofthus. But his boss dismissed this idea the boss knew this was not something they could keep under wraps. Sonny Lofthus was a killer and the boss thought that the public was entitled to warned about Sonny. They knew that they needed to circulate Sonny's picture to the media to help find him. Franck knew that circulating pictures was very unlikely to be very effective as any of the photos they had of Sonny Lofthus were from when he was jailed twelve years ago when he had long hair and a beard. The police are out looking for Sonny.
Arild Franck knew it was only a matter of time before he got a call from a reporter asking him why the breakout has not been public. A heart racing read wondering will Sonny be found and taken back to Oslo prison or will he live a new live a new life and never been found?
I recommend The Son to every reader with its high volume of twists and turns. I hope that all readers enjoy reading The Son by Jo Nesbo as much as I have.