Norway’s favourite police detective is back in this, the eleventh novel in the Harry Hole series.
A series of gruesome killings of Tinder users leaves the Oslo police force floundering. The troubled and tortured Hole is now a lecturer at the police college, and is reluctant to return to the job that caused him so much mental and physical damage in the past – until it becomes clear there is a connection with the one major failed case in his career.
Without giving too much of the plot away, this is an excellent read, well structured, well plotted and, although it’s been translated from its original Norwegian, none of the colloquialisms have been lost as can sometimes happen. Many familiar old faces return from previous novels, and the plot is fast moving, keeping you guessing till the very end. Just when you think the case is over, another twist sets events off on a new path – until the final shocking revelation on the very last page of the book.
I really enjoyed this – if you’ve read any of the preceding books you won’t be disappointed. If you haven’t, then now is the time to start.
Length of Read:Long
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
Previous Harry Hole novels. Crime thrillers, whether set in Scandinavia or otherwise.
One thing you’ve learned
2017 is the anniversary of the publication of the very first Harry Hole novel ‘The Bat’. Seek them out if they’re new to you, and also have a look at the standalone novels Nesbo has written too.