You-jeong Jeong was born in Hampyeong, South Korea. She initially trained and worked as a nurse. She is now South Korea's leading writer of psychological crime and thriller fiction and is often compared to Stephen King and Raymond Chandler. You-jeong is the author of four novels including Seven Years of Darkness, which was named one of the top ten crime novels of 2015 by the German newspaper Die Zeit. Her work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Thai and Vietnamese. The Good Son is the first of her books to be translated into English.
The queen of crime . . . You-jeong Jeong is shaking up the world of suspense with her particularly well-executed thrillers - Glamour on The Good Son The surprises soon start springing in what turns out to be an intense, creepy, darkly funny read . . . a book focusing on the claustrophobic dynamics of a mother-son relationship that makes Mrs Bates and her son Norman look well-adjusted - Daily Telegraph on The Good Son Jeong expertly inches up the tension in this crafty, creepy story of a psychopath's coming-of-age - Guardian on The Good Son A cool, crafty did-he-do-it thriller buoyed by a rising tide of madness. Provocative yet profound, humming with mood and menace, The Good Son will rivet readers of Jo Nesbo and Patricia Highsmith Rightly compared to Stephen King - Die Zeit (Germany) on Seven Years of Darkness Readers will be relieved that this is fiction, not real life. This book will pull you in; as you devour it, you might perhaps resent the author's relentless pursuit of the evil coiled within humans. But this, too, is human [You-jeong Jeong is] South Korea's Patricia Highsmith - Literary Hub The gore is intense, but the psychological terror might never wash off - Vulture on The Good Son