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Jo Nesbø, author of The Son

Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. He has been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don’t know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit --- or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he’s serving time for other peoples’ crimes.

Week of January 26, 2015

Releases for the week of January 26th include Karin Slaughter's first stand-alone novel, COP TOWN, an epic story of a city in the midst of seismic upheaval, a serial killer targeting cops, and a divided police force tasked with bringing a madman to justice; Isabel Allende's RIPPER, a fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco; and CALL ME BURROUGHS by Beat historian Barry Miles, the first full-length biography of Augusten Burroughs to be published in a quarter century --- and the first one to chronicle the last decade of Burroughs' life and examine his long-term cultural legacy.