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The Good Son

(2018)
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"Ingeniously twisted." - Entertainment Weekly, "Must List"

"The summer's must-read psychological thriller." - Lenny Letter

Finalist for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon's "Summer Reads" Book Club


The Talented Mr. Ripley meets The Bad Seed in this breathless, chilling psychological thriller by the #1 bestselling novelist known as "Korea's Stephen King"

Who can you trust if you can't trust yourself?

Early one morning, twenty-six-year-old Yu-jin wakes up to a strange metallic smell, and a phone call from his brother asking if everything's all right at home - he missed a call from their mother in the middle of the night. Yu-jin soon discovers her murdered body, lying in a pool of blood at the bottom of the stairs of their stylish Seoul duplex. He can't remember much about the night before; having suffered from seizures for most of his life, Yu-jin often has trouble with his memory. All he has is a faint impression of his mother calling his name. But was she calling for help? Or begging for her life?

Thus begins Yu-jin's frantic three-day search to uncover what happened that night, and to finally learn the truth about himself and his family. A shocking and addictive psychological thriller, The Good Son explores the mysteries of mind and memory, and the twisted relationship between a mother and son, with incredible urgency.

Named a Must-Read Book of the Summer by Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, Bustle, CrimeReads, Lit Hub, The Millions, Electric Literature, and Brit + Co


Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A cool, crafty did-he-do-it thriller buoyed by a rising tide of madness. Provocative yet profound, humming with mood and menace, The Good Son will rivet readers of Jo Nesbo and Patricia Highsmith." - A J Finn

"Readers will be relieved that this is fiction, not real life. This book will pull you in; as you devour it, you might perhaps resent the author's relentless pursuit of the evil coiled within humans. But this, too, is human." - Kyung-Sook Shin


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Hardback Editions

May 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Good Son: The bestselling Korean thriller of the year
Author(s): You-jeong Jeong
ISBN: 1-4087-1123-0 / 978-1-4087-1123-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: The Good Son
Author(s): You-jeong Jeong
ISBN: 0-349-14293-9 / 978-0-349-14293-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Good Son
Author(s): You-jeong Jeong
ISBN: 1-4087-0974-0 / 978-1-4087-0974-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Good Son
Author(s): You-Jeong Jeong
ISBN: 0-14-313195-8 / 978-0-14-313195-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Good Son
Author(s): You-Jeong Jeong
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Good Son
Author(s): You-Jeong Jeong
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Good Son
Author(s): You-jeong Jeong
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Good Son
Author(s): You-jeong Jeong
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Good Son
Author(s): You-jeong Jeong
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Good Son: A Novel
Author(s): You-Jeong Jeong
Publisher: Penguin Books
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May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Good Son: The bestselling Korean thriller of the year
Author(s): You-jeong Jeong
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU