There’s a wonderful review over in Lonesome Reader blog. Also a fantastic back story of the review involving a tube station, a drag queen and a book shop in Navan. I kid you not.
“I admire the way Paul McVeigh confidently took on the voice of an adolescent boy to highlight what life is like when he is trapped growing up within a large unusual conflict. It’s not an easy thing to do. “The Good Son” is a startlingly unique coming of age tale which makes the Troubles come alive through the eyes of a boy who has known nothing else, but dreams of better things beyond it.” Read the full review here.