Harry Hole, drunkard, loner and brilliant detective is reassigned to surveillance after a high profile mistake. He’s bored by his new job until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest because of its possible links to Neo Nazi activity. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. Next Harry’s former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night her head was smashed in? The investigation leads Harry to suspect that the crimes have their roots in the battlefields of Eastern Front during WWII. In a quest that takes him to South Africa and Vienna, Harry finds himself perpetually one step behind the killer. He will be both winner and loser by the novel's nail-biting conclusion.
The Redbreast. He’s your judge, jury and executioner…And he must be stopped.
©2006 Jo Nesbo (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks
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"The Redbreast - Ok read"
The Redbreast - Ok read
Did enjoy this book but was slightly confused about killer & his identity, but can't say too much as it might give the game away.
An incredible murder mystery that will enthral and intrigue you every step of the way, with yet another fantastic narrating performance by Sean Barrett.
"Crime novel at its best"
Nesbo is creating a plausible universe around his characters. Barrett's voice just ads to the joy.
another excellent read from Jo Nesbit. twists and turns and a sequel to uncover the last crime so looking at starting the next story.
"Superb - as usual!"
Great writing, intricate and intelligent plotting - all in all, very involving story - superbly read by Sean Barrett! What more can I say!
"Good story. Alot of characters though "
Good performance. Lots of characters. I was a bit lost a couple of times. Good fun though.
Struggled with this one along with the second one. As much as I was gripped by the first Harry Hole book, I just found myself thinking, "who cares?" With this book. Didn't really know what was going on or why. Gave up 3/4 of the way through. One positive though is the excellent Sean Barrett at narrating, he's always good.
"Harry Hole never fails to entertain"
I loved the switch between present and past, I didn't know much about Norway in world war 2 so I found that very interesting
I like the way that Jo Nesbo writes, though I do find his stories a trifle complex, meaning I often have to rewind a little if I am multi tasking. The characters are good and the book is well written and thought provoking.
I did find one thing a bit odd and unfinished though - cannot give too much detail as that would spoil it, but one person was shown to have criminal actions - but was not brought to book. Maybe left for another in the series?
Worth reading overall
I really struggled to follow the plot in this Nesbo novel. It may have been because I couldn't visualise the character names and thus lost track of who was who. I did however find aspects gripping but needed to clear up the character names.
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