The Good Son
You Jeong Jeong
“There are some people you just can’t love. Even when they smile, they make you want to pull on either side of that smile and rip their mouth off.”
Imagine my excitement, at that point, when I found that The Good Son, is yet another spine chilling thrill ride, which is Psychological Thriller and written by You-Jeong Jeong, South Korea’s foremost writer of psychological thrillers. THE GOOD SON is an absolute must-read, plain and simple. It is originally written in Taiwanese and translated in English.
THERE’S A BODY DOWNSTAIRS
YOUR MOTHER’S BODY
YOU DIDN’T DO IT, DID YOU?
HOW COULD YOU, YOU’VE ALWAYS BEEN THE GOOD SON
When Yu-jin wakes up covered in blood and finds the body of his mother downstairs, he decides to hide the evidence and pursue the killer himself.
Then young women start disappearing in his South Korean town. Who is he hunting? And why does the answer take him back to his brother and father who lost their lives many years ago?
The Good Son is inspired by a true story.”
One morning Yu-jin wakes up covered in a strange metallic smell, and missed call from his mother in the middle of the night. When he realizes that he is covered in blood and furthermore discovers his mom’s body, lying in a pool of blood at the base of the stairs in their vogue Seoul duplex.
Yu-Jin is baffled as he can’t recollect much about the previous night, because of constant Seizures, his memory has become flawed. Thus begins Yu-jin’s search to reveal what happened that night.
Initial story building part was too slow for my liking but once 50 pages past, the story kind of started making sense. Though still a bit slow, it was what made the readers latch on more tightly to the story. It was Scary. It made you forget to breathe. It was quite shockingly addictive.
This thrilling read will plunge you into the unraveling mind of the main character Yu-Jin. After all, there’s nothing freakier than being unable to trust your own mind, right?
With frightening bluntness, I was drawn into the flawed mind of Yu-Jin, who is carrying with him some dark secrets shrouded in false memory. THE GOOD SON will shake you from your comfort zone and shock you with its gruesome unpredictability and originality. Author Jeong has masterfully written a book that is nothing short of spectacular.
The Good Son is a twisted tale of a mother and son relationship and a tale of a scary journey into the mind of a Psycho Killer. A must-read for all the freaks like me who love to read Psycho Thriller. The Good Son will take you on an unforgettable journey into the dark recesses of the mind.
For me, it’s a 4 out of 5 stars read.
Happy Reading Guys 🙂