Book Reviews of Only Son

Only Son
Only Son
Author: Kevin O'Brien
ISBN-13: 9781575662114
ISBN-10: 1575662116
Publication Date: 8/1/1998
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Carl Jorgenson is a happily married young office worker living in Portland when his pregnant wife decides to get an abortion against his will. Angered by her decision, Carl moves out, and shortly thereafter kidnaps Eddie, an infant born to another struggling Portland couple, Paul and Amy McMurray. After spiriting the child off to Seattle, Jorgenson starts a new life as a single parent, renaming the baby "Sam" and sending brief postcards to his despondent parents to update them on their abducted child's progress. As Sam grows up, however, he begins to question the murkier aspects of his family background, and when Amy, after splitting up with Paul, moves to Seattle, it's only a matter of time before an "accidental" meeting between mother and son takes place.
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Absolutely WONDERFUL story!!!! You can't miss with a Kevin O'Brien book and it's so hard to believe this is his first book......he hit a homerun with this one!
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This was an awesome book, the characters are very detailed and their lives seem so possible. Its frightening how something like this might actually happen. Definitely recommend this one!
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This is Kevin O'Brien first book, and be sure to read the very first pages as he explains about it

I read this book, 455 pages, in one day, I just couldn't put it down (only for a bathroom break)

It is a soul searching book and might make you cry at the end

EXCELLENT! is all I can say
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Such an excellent book. Very hard to put down. One of O'Briens best.