It’s been a while since I’ve posted a book review on here – too long! I’ve been reading longer books and they take a long time to get through before I can post a review.
Nemesis is one of Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole novels. Hole is your typical flawed, alcoholic fictional detective and, I think, a great character. I’ve read a number of Harry Hole books before and I’ve read them all out of order. This one comes fairly early in the series, but it’s not necessary to have read the first book in the series to pick up what’s going on.
Like all Nesbo’s books, Nemesis is fast moving. They really are page turners. The plot is exciting with lots of twists and turns, but not too hard to follow and not hard to read. Although I do get a little bit confused with all the Norwegian names…
In Nemesis, Hole is investigating a series of nasty bank robberies. And a woman he had spent the evening with commits suicide. Or is she murdered? Hole tries to investigate, while keeping his own part in the situation secret from his colleagues. He enlists the help of a criminal to shed some light on the situation. Then he starts to receive threatening emails. There is an interesting sub-plot about the relationship between brothers and a few deaths, of course.
It is a really good book and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys crime novels. And maybe even people who don’t. I didn’t used to read crime novels, but there are some great authors out there and it’s definitely worth giving them a go. Nemesis would be a good place to start.