Finalist -- GoodReads Choice Award -- Mystery/Thriller
A vindictive killer is stalking Oslo's streets, slaying police officers at the scenes of crimes they once investigated but failed to solve. The department urgently needs Harry Hole.
For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His brilliant insights and dedication to his job have saved countless lives over the years. But as the killer grows increasingly bold and the media reaction increasingly hysterical, the detective is nowhere to be found. This time, when those he loves and values most are facing terrible danger, Harry is in no position to protect anyone--least of all himself.
About the Author
A musician, songwriter, and economist, Jo Nesbo is also one of Europe's most acclaimed crime writers, and is the winner of the Glass Key Award, northern Europe's most prestigious crime-fiction prize, for his first novel featuring Police Detective Harry Hole. Nesbo lives in Oslo.
“A dizzyingly taut feat of storytelling.”—The Boston Globe
"An invigorating must-read." --Newsweek
“The chills are palpable in this nerve-racking thriller.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A hugely enjoyable game of cat-and-mouse. . . . Nesbo manages the book’s unnervingly scary scenes so well he should consider tackling a horror novel.” —Richmond Times Dispatch
“Scandinavian crime thrillers don’t come much darker or more tense than the best-selling Harry Hole series, and this tenth outing for the Norwegian detective is the best yet.” —Sunday Mirror (UK)
“Nesbø's dark and gripping crime series featuring the Oslo detective Harry Hole [is] fascinating readers with its ever-deepening portrait, Breaking Bad–style, of a hero's gradual transition to an antihero.”—Chicago Tribune
“So dark, intense, and bone chilling that immersion in [Nesbø’s] world for an extended period is not for the sensitive.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“A multi-layered and intertwining story that makes your head spin, while delivering a masterclass in suspenseful writing. . . . Simply sit back and enjoy every twist and turn.” —Sunday Express (UK)
“An electrifying ride. . . . A master of suspense, red herrings and false trails, as well as a mesmerizing storyteller. Nesbø is in a league of his own.” —The Sydney Morning Herald
“Plot twists worthy of a möbius strip.”—Bloomberg News
“Attempts at work and sleep [are] futile until it is finished.” —The Daily Telegraph