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The Good Son: A Novel by Jacquelyn Mitchard

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 Release Date - January 18, 2022 Many years ago, I picked up The Deep End of the Ocean and was entranced by Jacquelyn Mitchard's story. The Good Son turned out to be just as appealing, though this time I felt there was a bit of a let-down as I figured it out early on. Thea Demetriou loves her son to the ends of the earth, but he's being released from prison after serving time for a drug-fueled rampage in which he murdered his girlfriend, Thea's best friend's daughter. Stefan's act tore the community apart and made Thea, her husband, and Stefan the talk of the town in very negative ways.  On the trip to and from the prison, Thea gets a message from an alleged witness who makes it clear that Stefan cannot talk to anyone about the truth of that night. Someone tries to run them off the road. At home, protestors await. Thea's not sure how much she can handle, but she loves her son and cannot associate him with the brutalities that took place on the night of his ar