Perfect read for the coming festive season. The best thing about the plot in Book 6 of the Harry Hole series is that the crime committed has no clue whatsoever and that the wrong person is murdered. It is only in the unravelling of the threads that you finally crack it. Don't be put off by the over-long novels of Nesbo as he is starting to write more and more "in a filmic way". He said that crime stories on film influences the way he writes and it comes from what he wants in a story, the way he thinks in terms of a story on film and what he sees visually around him. As he succinctly puts it, the best story is told in films and not in novels.
Paperback blurb: It is a freezing December night and Christmas shoppers have gathered to listen to a Salvation Army carol concert.
Then a shot rings out and one of the singers falls to the floor, dead.
Detective Harry Hole and his team are called in to investigate but have little to work with - there is no immediate suspect, no weapon and no motive.
But when the assassin discovers he's shot the wrong man, Harry finds his troubles have only just begun.
Jo Nesbo talks about The Redeemer (2009) which was shortlisted for the 2009 International Dagger:
As is the case in each and every one of Nesbo's books, The Redeemer was translated from the Norwegian into the English by Don Bartlett.
If you are looking for a suspenseful Norwegian novel to read or an exceptional Norwegian series to read by a master writer, look no further, the Harry Hole series is it.
All information about the author and his books can be found here.
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