Saturday, 15 July 2017

The Thirst (Harry Hole Series) by Jo Nesbø

Hardback:  Harry Hole is back after four years of anticipation!

There is a new killer on the streets.  A woman is found murdered after an internet date.  The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer.  Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there is only one man for the job.

But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him.  Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.

When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he is to finally catch the one who got away.

The Thirst (2017) is the latest and eleventh book in the gripping and first-class Harry Hole series.

It is translated from the Norwegian by Neil Smith.

About the author:  Jo Nesbø played football for Norway's premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen.  After three years' military service he attended business school and formed the band Di derre ('Them There').  Their second album topped the charts in Norway, but he continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night.  When commissioned to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole thriller, The Bat (2012).  He is one of the world's leading crime writers, regularly topping the UK bestseller charts.

His novels are published in 50 languages and in 2017 Harry Hole will make his first appearance on the silver screen in a film adaptation of The Snowman starring Michael Fassbender.

About the translator:  Neil Smith gained a degree in Scandinavian studies at UCL and is the acclaimed translator of many crime novels in both Norwegian and Swedish.

Rating:  5/5

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