The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo
Jul09

The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo

The Kingdom is the latest novel by the fantastic Jo Nesbo. Jo Nesbo is one of my favourite authors. In fact, I think I’ve read more of his novels than pretty much any other author. The Kingdom is one of his standalone novels, rather than one from the Harry Hole series. For me, it is by far the best of the standalone novels. The Kingdom tells the story of brothers Roy (who narrates the story) and Carl. Roy lives alone on a remote...

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Knife by Jo Nesbo
May22

Knife by Jo Nesbo

Knife by Jo Nesbo is the latest (12th) Harry Hole thriller. The Harry Hole books were some of the first thrillers I read and, over the years, I have read all of them. So there was no question that I was going to read Knife. Harry Hole is in a bad place. His beloved wife, Rakel, has thrown him out and he is drinking heavily again. At work, he is no longer allowed to work on the challenging murder cases which are his...

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Macbeth by Jo Nesbo
Nov30

Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is one of my absolute favourite authors. It was actually Jo Nesbo and his detective creation, Harry Hole, who got me hooked on reading thrillers. So when I saw he had a new book out – Macbeth – I couldn’t wait to read it. But then I started Macbeth and I got confused. The setting wasn’t the familiar Norwegian location. It felt a bit apocalyptic, with a town divided into four districts. But then it...

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The Thirst by Jo Nesbo
Feb23

The Thirst by Jo Nesbo

The Harry Hole books by Jo Nesbo were some of the first thrillers I ever read – and I loved them. It’s been a long time since Police, the previous Harry Hole book, so I was very excited when I spotted The Thirst. But, now I’ve developed my obsession with psychological thrillers, would I still love the Harry Hole books as much? Yes I would. Harry Hole has given up life in the police and is now a lecturer. He is...

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Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo
Aug05

Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo

I’m a huge fan of Jo Nesbo and his Harry Hole novels. But earlier this year I read Blood on Snow, a stand-alone novel which doesn’t feature Hole and I found myself a little underwhelmed by it. I thought the story was too short and lacked substance, so I was in no great hurry to read any more of his stand-alone stories. But when you see one for £1 in a charity book sale, it would be rude not to, right? So that’s how I...

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