The blurb is enough to pull you into South Korean writer You Jeong Jeong’s psychological thriller The Good Son. Chillingly described as a “psychopath’s coming of age”, the story begins with 26-year-old Yu-jin waking up covered in blood and finding his mother’s body downstairs, with her throat slit. As he decides to dial the authorities, he realises the needle of suspicion points to him. He tries to piece together the events of the previous night, including missing fragments from his memory, clouded by his “epilepsy” medication or lack of it. It doesn’t take long for him to wonder if the killer lurks within him.

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