I loved the progression of the characters in this book, and where it left everyone at the end.
I really don't want to say anymore, because I was genuinely shocked at the end and I don't want to ruin that for anyone. All I can say is that if you have read all of the other Harry Hole books, then this will hit home like crazy.
If you haven't read the others, I would suggest not reading this first. Some have commented and said that each book can be enjoyed as a stand alone work, and that is true. Each story is enjoyable on its own, but you are missing the incredible progression from book to book with several characters!
Seriously, don't read this if you haven't read the other ones. Read them all in order.
Continuation of the series on Hare Hole now back in the lives of his love and 'son'. He will risk all for those he loves and he shares the weaknesses of humanity. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful series
When Harry fights his demons and through luck or strength of character overcomes them.
Nesbo's books are always entertaining and this one is no exception. Harry Hole is quite a character.
This is not, however, one of my favorite Jo Nesbo stories. I really like Harry Hole and missed his standard character in this mystery.
The narrator is phenomenal. I listened to "The Leopard" on audio as well so looked forward to the performance.
Harry is the Norwegian version of Michael Connolly's Harry Bosch. Although I think Hole could take Bosch!
Harry Hole by far was my favorite. Robin Sachs voice is forever linked to Hole for me.
When Harry's recurring dream came to fruition.
Yes, I would actually reccomend the entire series but do wish they would all come out in audio in order
The personal aspect of the story, Harry, Oleg and Rakel. Characters we have come to know.
Harry's inner thought process on the plane thinking to escape back to hong kong and deciding if he should leave or go back.
Harry deciding to do what he feels he needs to do even if it changes his future...
I liked this book although it was not my favorite in the series it was a more personal Harry Hole book. I am confused about the ending and hope that there is another book! Still hoping Harry, Rakel and Oleg can be together although it does not seem likely!
The best crime novel I've listened to in a long, long time. I had to rewind the end twice to be sure I heard right! It was a shocker! In this novel, Harry Hole is every bit the tortured detective with a heart of gold and penchant for self torment. The other characters are also deeply layered. Jo Nesbo eloquently illustrates the thinnest strands of the human heart that seem to tether us to one fate or another. A bad decision, an impulse, such tiny things can have such an effect on our lives. The twists are frequent, and don't fall into the typical cliches that poison so much crime fiction. In retrospect, I could have predicted some of the plot reversals, but an unconscious sense of optimism blinded me to what should have been obvious. The end result was a book that was very tense- when the traps were sprung, I gasped! Listening to the heartbreak that Harry has, and also brings to others, was at times stomach churning.
I love Robin Sachs elegant, tough and exhausted portrayal of the guy whose live is defined by his failures. Infinitely listenable.
Nesbo is at the top of his game in this exciting addition to the Harry Hole oevre. Anyone who hs enjoyed Snowman or other books in the series should definitely listen to Phantom.
I would recommend this to anyone who is a mystery/thriller lover. Harry Hole is one of the most engaging characters in modern crime fiction.
Except for the identity of the phantom the story kept me guessing the whole time.