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The Only Child

About the E-Books

Title Sub
A Novel
Author
Mi-ae Seo
Co-Author
-
Translator
Yewon Jung
Publisher
HarperCollins
Published Year
2020
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Detective, Adventure

Original Title
잘 자요 엄마
Romanization of Original
Jal jayo eomma
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9780062905055
Page
292
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • SEO MI-AE
  • Birth : 1965 ~ -
  • Occupation : Writer
  • First Name : Mi-ae
  • Family Name : Seo
  • Korean Name : 서미애
  • ISNI : -
  • Works : 13
About the Original Work
  • 잘 자요 엄마
  • Author : SEO MI-AE
  • Published Year : 2010
  • English Title : Good Night Mother
More About the Original Work
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  • English(English)

An eerie and absorbing novel following a criminal psychologist who has discovered shocking and possibly dangerous connections between a serial killer and her stepdaughter. The book to read for fans of the movie Parasite.

Criminal psychologist Seonkyeong receives an unexpected call one day. Yi Byeongdo, a serial killer whose gruesome murders shook the world, wants to be interviewed. Yi Byeongdo, who has refused to speak to anyone until now, asks specifically for her. Seonkyeong agrees out of curiosity.

That same day Hayeong, her husband's eleven-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, shows up at their door after her grandparents, with whom she lived after her mother passed away, die in a sudden fire. Seonkyeong wants her to feel at home, but is gradually unnerved as the young girl says very little and acts strangely.

At work and at home, Seonkyeong starts to unravel the pasts of the two new arrivals in her life and begins to see startling similarities. Hayeong looks at her the same way Yi Byeongdo does when he recounts the abuse he experienced as a child; Hayeong's serene expression masks a temper that she can't control. Plus, the story she tells about her grandparents' death, and her mother's before that, deeply troubles Seonkyeong. So much so that Yi Byeongdo picks up on it and starts giving her advice.

Written with exquisite precision and persistent creepiness, The Only Child is psychological suspense at its very best.

Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/B946EA2B-A46D-4306-B16F-D76EE73D5050

Translated Books11 See More

  • Thai(ภาษาไทย) Book
    หลับฝันดีนะแม่จ๋า
    Mi-ae Seo / 서미애 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Detective, Adventure
  • Vietnamese(Tiếng Việt) Book
    CHÚC MẸ NGỦ NGON
    Mi-ae Seo / 서미애 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Detective, Adventure
  • Chinese(汉语) Book
    晚安,媽媽
    徐美愛 / 서미애 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Detective, Adventure