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So much more than your average crime novel...,
This review is from: The Redeemer (A Harry Hole Mystery) (Paperback)
In sub zero temperatures on a busy Oslo pedestrian street the Salvation Army sing to the Christmas shoppers as a shot rings out and one of their group falls to the ground with a single shot to the forehead. The professional who fired the shot disappears into the crowd, heading for the airport and his flight home to Zagreb but the weather isn't on his side and all flights are cancelled. Being forced to stay a further night in Oslo, he is still there when the newspapers report the death and name the man - a man who was not his target.
From the first couple of chapters, I could not put this book down as I was drawn into an intricate, well plotted storyline that kept me guessing right to the end. Having never been to Oslo or indeed any of the Scandinavian countries, the authors depiction made it easy to imagine the location. The characters are incredibly well written; Inspector Harry Hole, a cop with a history and demons (as they always seem to be in crime novels) is so much more than that and is a terrific character with depth and someone you want to know more about. The hitman is also brilliantly portrayed and the author takes you with him into the seedier side of Oslo as he seeks refuge as the net tightens. All of the characters have detail and depth, even the lesser ones.
This is the first book I've read by Jo Nesbø and I can't recommend it highly enough, I didn't realise when I bought it that it was the fourth in the Harry Hole series to be translated into English and I had no problem reading it without having read the previous ones, but I'll certainly be going back and reading them now.
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Initial post: Sep 13, 2011 8:48:42 PM PDT
Devona S. Ensor says:
Why is The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo not in kindle format..
In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2013 3:17:34 PM PDT
It is currently available in Kindle format.
Posted on May 17, 2013 3:33:22 PM PDT
This is what a review is supposed to do -- grab your attention so that you'll be interested enough to read the story WITHOUT giving too much of the story away.
Much of the pleasure in the reading process is in the discovery. Reviews with TMI take that pleasure away.
Thank you for a review that doesn't disclose the entire story, or, at least, most of it.
In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2013 11:17:42 PM PDT
flaminga77 You are correct. My apologies. It is not available in Kindle format till later this month.
In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2013 10:35:18 AM PDT
I had hoped you had some info as to how I might get it sooner ;)
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