"at last - the Austrialian serial murderer!"
haven't we all wondered about Hole's fist case where he made his name? well now we have it. Jo Nesbo's first in the series. it has all the essential Harry characteristics but it does read like a first novel - some padding with (very interesting) aboriginal tales. worth a read for all his fans.
"Very intriguing and enjoyable"
I found the start a bit slow but once it got going I was hooked.
I thought that the book started off well but seemed to get a little too drawn out towards the end!
"Great story and perspective on Australia"
Story drags you along whilst personally, reminding me of trips to Sydney and Byron Bay. Excellent narrative and well performed.
First Harry Hole Book I've read/listen to. I am in! It was quick paced and slow in all the right places. The characters were rich and enchanting, brought to life by Sean Barratt. And to think there are 8 more books, what a rich seam I've reached.
"More to it than most crime novels"
A pretty good crime novel...enjoyed all the characters and had the courage to show flaws. But I did guess all the twists a long way begire...but still enjoyed the journey.
Wasn't sure to start with but had been recommended to me so kept on and soon was hooked. Could not put it down. Narration was great, storyline great, characters great a great read not to be missed.
It is a very sad story really but full of interesting characters and suspense. I like listening to this narrator and I like Jo Nesbo.
Interesting facts and background to Australia as well as a terrific detective story.
Really like the pace and accent of the reading too.
Very disappointed with everything. No idea how this made it to be a best seller.