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Nemesis: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 4 | [Jo Nesbo]

Nemesis: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 4

Grainy CCTV footage shows a man walking into a bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn’t get his money in time, she is executed. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case. While Harry’s girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning the girl is found shot dead in her bed. Then Harry begins to receive threatening e-mails.
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Grainy CCTV footage shows a man walking into a bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn’t get his money in time, she is executed. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case. While Harry’s girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning the girl is found shot dead in her bed. Then Harry begins to receive threatening e-mails. Is someone trying to frame him for this unexplained death?

Meanwhile the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery. Gripping and surprising, Nemesis is a thriller by one of the biggest stars of Scandinavian crime fiction.

©2011 Jo Nesbo (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

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    Lia Sutton, Australia 10-08-12
    Lia Sutton, Australia 10-08-12 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Jo Nesbo at his best"

    In the tradition of the great European crime novels like "The Laughing Policeman", "Smilla's Sense of Snow" and Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther series, Nesbo continues with his Harry Hole novels in this terrific new entry.

    Hole, struggling with his alcoholism as well as his new love relationship and the death of his partner, finds himself caught up in trying to solve a murderous bank robbery while trying to convince his superiors that his partner's death is - contrary to their belief - still unsolved and that he should be allowed to pursue an investigation into it.

    This is a compelling entry in the series, with rich characterizations and impeccable plotting.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ian C Robertson South Australia, Australia 07-17-13
    Ian C Robertson South Australia, Australia 07-17-13 Member Since 2010

    Eclectic mixer of books of my youth and ones I always meant to read, but didn't.

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    "Still trending up - with a bullet"

    Book 4 is the best Harry Hole story to date. Again I have had to deliberately restrain myself from reading Book 5 at once. That has to be a good sign. The plot is a continuation of Book 3 (The Redbreast), but not just an episode from a TV drama that begins, "Last time on ...". The new story is a complex one. The plot is carefully crafted. Harry, apparently happy, just can't resist an old flame and from there the set up begins.
    The clues are all there. I'd think I'd figured it out, then, blam, suspect dead. I'd think I'd figured it out, then dismiss it and think again. Somewhere along this process, I did figure it out, but I wasn't sure until Harry revealed the truth.
    Harry is the harbinger of the truth. He's as unlikely a harbinger as any, but this far into our relationship, he's now a comfortable part of the big picture. A new character is introduced, too; another unfortunate woman in Harry's seedy life. Tom Voller (aka David Hasselhoff) returns, as do Mueller and the rest of the team. There is new and old.
    Sean Barrett continues his portrayal of Harry. He is growing on me. By Book 5 I expect him to be a 3.5 and by Book 6, a 4. There are no complaints.
    One warning, these books are addictive!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David Buley Sydney, NSW Australia 10-01-12
    David Buley Sydney, NSW Australia 10-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A well-told story"
    If you could sum up Nemesis in three words, what would they be?

    Complex, engaging, enjoyable


    What other book might you compare Nemesis to and why?

    Headhunters because its a complex story that brings the reader along slowly and confidently


    Which character – as performed by Sean Barrett – was your favorite?

    Harry


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Peter
    Chertsey, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "Your worst 'best friend'."

    You absolutely know that Harry will come through for you but along the way he will take you on a roller coaster ride of mistakes, bad judgement, wrong turns and the odd bender. This all makes for a riveting read and you find yourself doing the literary equivalent of shouting at the television! Harry......what are you doing? Harry Hole is one of the most interesting characters I have met (read). In real life you would wonder how he gets by and yet Jo Nesbo writes in such a way that he is so 'real' you think perhaps you are missing something and that maybe this is the way to be. As a hero he has many faults but you cannot help but admire the inner voice that somehow keeps him on the straight and narrow. The story is deftly paced, building twists and turns into the plot with effortless ease. I find myself waiting for the next story and dare I say it the inevitable screenplay. Now there's a question - who would you want to play Harry?

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Joe
    Kilkenny, Ireland
    4/7/13
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    "Super read"

    This is the third book of the Harry Hole series I've read in as many weeks, and I enjoyed it just as much as the others. This is a little more conventional than The Redbreast but still a cracking psychological thriller that weaves together the strands of two different investigations that prove to be related. Jo Nesbø has a real talent for complex plots that keep you guessing all the way, only to be surprised you didn't join the dots earlier when the reveal happens. Looking forward to the conclusion of the Oslo Trilogy and fifth in the Harry series now - The Devil's Star.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • katy
    Lymington, United Kingdom
    2/2/13
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    "Thrilled by Nemesis"

    Great book, very well written and very well narrated. Interesting, unpredictable and as usual an excellent Jo Nesbo book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pipp
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "NEMESIS"

    Jo Nesbo my favourite writer,

    i read many in his series on policeman Hary Holey in OSLO.



    i really enjoy the audio books at 10pm when in bed



    the plots story excellent





    i am already up to book 7 .. . i buy 2 a month.. so i need be making new plans soon



    i highly recommend the book. the writer nesbo is top dog 4 me



    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • tabea
    morsum, Germany
    5/2/12
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    "nemesis"

    such a good book, but the reader gets the accents mixed up, the indian in the book sounds like some drunk from yorkshire, but the actual book is awesome

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Nigel
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    12/4/12
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    "So far but no further"

    Having heard good things of Jo Nesbo I thought I would give this a try. Initially tickled with the idea that the name of his detective Harry Hole translates as Harry Hill I rapidly got annoyed with the tale. I finally gave up about 2 hours from the end as the whole thing (no pun intended) had become just too preposterous, each situation becoming more and more far-fetched. Being brought up and loving the "golden age" authors like Margery Allingham, Agatha Christie, John Dickson Carr, Michael Gilbert and so on maybe I'm not the audience Nesbo was seeking.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ken Millett
    8/24/14
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    "Outstanding thriller"
    Where does Nemesis: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 4 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Jo Nesbo is an outstanding author and Sean Barrett gives an equalling matching performance


    What other book might you compare Nemesis: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 4 to, and why?

    All I have read/listened too so far are outstanding.


    What does Sean Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He is Harry Hole


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes

    Caused many sleepless nights by the need to listen to more


    Any additional comments?

    Can't want for next book
    In series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    7/8/14
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    "Not one of his best"

    I found this book really confusing. I did have a problem partly with the names of the characters, they were quite similar and it was difficult to differentiate between characters and even between male and female. I spent a lot of time rewinding as I couldn't fathom who was in the frame.

    Another thing that made this confusing for me, was the vast amount of spin-off back stories that seemed to confuse rather than elucidate.

    I have enjoyed Jo Nesbo's writing in the past, but didn't feel that this was his best

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Geeza Fett
    UK
    7/4/14
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    "Really starting to motor now!"
    If you could sum up Nemesis: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 4 in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling, addictive, unputdownable


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry Hole


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Can't say without spoilers but let's just say there are bad guys everywhere


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Time doesn't always heal


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • joy
    Bord St Georges, France
    2/17/14
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    "an intricate thriller"
    Would you listen to Nemesis: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 4 again? Why?

    this was a well written and intricate thriller which held you from start to finish. Many twists and turns and a totally unexpected denouement.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry Hole - a flawed human being, a fabulous detective


    Have you listened to any of Sean Barrett’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes. He brings the books so much to life that you feel you are part of the story


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    NEMESIS - vengeance is yours!


    Any additional comments?

    Love Jo Nesbo - Harry Hole is a truly modern detecive

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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