The Good Son: Suggested One Read

The Good Son by Michael Gruber

A DBRL reader nominates Michael Gruber’s “The Good Son” for the 2011 One Read title. This layered thriller is set in Pakistan where a band of jihadists kidnaps nine members of an international peace symposium. Sonia Laghari, a deeply religious Jungian psychologist, emerges as the hostages’ leader, while her son – a former soldier – plots a risky rescue. Our reader explains that this work “explores terrorism and spirituality and is a fascinating study of a multicultural family.”

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