Harry Hole returns - or does he? - in a terrifyingly paced, vertiginous new roller coaster of a thriller by the internationally best-selling author of The Snowman and The Redeemer, "the king of Scandinavian crime fiction" (Kirkus).
The police urgently need Harry Hole…. A killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical.
But this time, Harry can't help.... For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone.
Least of all himself...
©2013 Jo Nesbø (P)2013 Random House Audio
I loved this book. Police procedurals can all start sounding like one another, but Nesbo brings such a fresh approach with Harry Hole--and his writing skills are so unique--can't wait for the next one.
Of course I miss Robin Sachs wonderful voice, but John Lee does a pretty good job. I can't really think of another narrator who could take over for Robin and still give us the same rough, tough guy voice.
If you have not listened to the series on Harry Hole before, I recommend starting with the first book and continuing in order. When I listened to my first one, it was already far into the story, so I have had to back track somewhat. You will benefit from starting at the beginning, but just remember, they get better - much better - as they progress.
This was the best yet in the Harry Hole series. It kept me guessing to the very end and I couldn't stop listening.....and can't wait for the next one.
Probably not. I almost never listen to books twice because I already know how they end.
Any other Harry Hole book.
No one in particular.
If you're a fan of Kurt Wallander or Jo Nesbo, you'll enjoy this mystery.
Complex, Gripping, Surprising.
When the villain(s) murder one particularly memorable officer.
"Someone is brutally killing police officers previously linked to unsolved and unrelated murders - but, why?"
I thought I had beat Harry in figuring out who was the murderer, but not why. Turns out I was right ... but there's more to the story. Kudos to Jo Nesbo for such a thriller and such a puzzler, ... even up to the second-last chapter I was still questioning whether I had it right. And, it was only in the last chapter that Nesbo makes all the pieces fall into place.
What a great story!
Nesbo is such a superb writing that even his worse is better than most people's best. That said, this novel was not my favorite. I think Nesbo should take a break from the Harry Hole series and write some more stand alone books. This novel was a bit chaotic and a bit too much. There were too many threads going at once, and there was an evil character, who was too evil and too omnipotent.
Some of the characters acted incredibly stupidly.
As a mother and a women some of the scenes were very painful.
The rape scenario was a bit much...
I love the Hole series, but this didn't hold together. I think that Hole himself is such a big character, that if he isn't anchoring the novel, there isn't enough to hold it together.
evil and chaos
Thrilling and well-plotted storytelling but certain improbabilities mar the novel and there is a lot of needlessly gross violence
Nothing like a great audio book. Nothing worse than a bad book - audio or otherwise.
Loved it. Nesbo is incredible. Gotta love Harry Hole. Great plot, characters, and no one can twist and turn like Nesbo can. Tremendous performance too. Release the next one soon!
It's going to be hard to listen to anyone after this masterpiece....
Non stop thrills.
He is amazing!
No one writes a chilling character like Nesbo.
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