Review of The Good Son


This was certainly a thought provoking book. Stefan has just been released from prison after serving his sentence for killing his girlfriend. At the time of the murder Stefan was only 17 so he still has his whole life ahead of him. Reentering society proves difficult for him and for his parents to navigate. There is also the issue of the guilt and horror of his crime that they all struggle with. Thea also wrestles with reconciling how well she knew her son and how well she knows him now. This book definitely brought up a lot of interesting issues. I was confused by the dialogue between the family at times. Sometimes their manner of speaking to each other was a bit off putting and it wasn’t how they usually spoke. I saw the twists coming for the book but it was still interesting to see the plot points tied up.