A fantastically gripping thriller from the best-selling author of The Snowman.
Christmas shoppers stop to hear a Salvation Army concert on a crowded Oslo street. A gunshot cuts through the music and the bitter cold: one of the singers falls dead, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole—the Oslo Police D
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The English-speaking publication industry has destroyed Jo Nesbo's fantastic Harry Hole (pronounced "Hula" like Hula Hoop) series, not only by omitting the first two books in this series by starting it on the third book (The Redbreast), but also by switching the order of a few books in the series. Whatever the case, make sure you are reading these in order: they are brilliant. Did I say that already?
It's understandable then why I had a hard time finding this book. Not on ...more
Harry Hole has looked in the mirror many times and seen the stark pitiful vision of his own existence. His own human frailty too real to bear, but there is always a new case to keep him from drowning in despair.
Something smells fishy in the ranks of the Salvation Army in Oslo, Norwa ...more
I know what to expect from Nesbø, but I keep going back for more hoping it gets at least slightly better. At times, I thought the book was great. At other times I could not wait for it to end. That is how every Nesbø book I read so far is, and I wish it wasn't!
At the beginning of the book, he starts off with a scene I understand and then follows it up by jumping around to a bunch of seemingly unrelated scenes. Now, you might say, "but, Matthew, that is what a mystery is and the fun is ...more
In this 6th book in the 'Harry Hole' series, the detective is on the trail of a wily hitman. The book can be read as a standalone.
As the story opens, it's 1991 and the 14-year-old daughter of a high official in the Norwegian Salvation Army is raped by someone she knows.
This apparently goes unreported as there seem to be no consequences. During that same year - during the break-up of Yugoslavia - a Croatian youth is dubbed "Little Redeemer" for his brave deeds against Serbian militias.
First published in Norwegian in 2005 as Frelseren, and then translated to English in 2007, The Redeemer blends elements of fundamentalist Christianity with street violence, drug culture and sex crimes.
The Salvation Army is structured as a war agent against sin and so this view from the front lines makes sense to some degree, but the discontinuity between the two extremes was at times unsettling. In t ...more
The salvation army setting was interesting. I liked the way the book began with the account of life in a salvation army camp from ...more
Harry Roolaart, my Goodreads friend Harry, said Jo Nesbo is a must read for me and he was right. However, I didn't enjoy Harry Hole (pronounced, per Harry R. as Hoo-leh) near as much as "our Harry." But then, I'm not sure anyone loves and enjoys Nesbo's writing and his character Harry Hole, as much as "our Harry." (Harry Roolaart is from the Netherlands and he IS cosmopolitan. I'm not. I'm southern.)
Yes, Harry, yes, I enjoyed this book and enjoyed it a lot. As a matte ...more
By far one of my favourites of the Harry Hole series. (I started because of the Film with Snowman and am up to knife but felt compelled to learn more of Harry's origins and the back stories the later books allude to)
They should have made this into a movie instead of the Snowman. (That being said Fassbender was the only choice to play Harry)
Brilliant crime thriller.
Some really twists in this, one in particular if you are fan of the series so far will blow your mind.
The Redeemer ( Harry Hole #6)
No of pages:562
Rating : 8.8/10
The Redeemer is the sixth book of the Harry Hole series written Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo. On freezing cold evening when when the Norwegian were busy with there christmas shopping and some people are heading at the concert of the Norwegian Salvation Army a young guy got shoot to death. Not much clue to proceed in the case but when the killer realises that he has killed the wrong ...more
It all starts with a rape. Fast forward to the present where a Salvation Army member is murdered in public and Harry with his team leads the investigation. In a pa ...more
Best installment in the series, and I have a feeling it will get better and better as we read on.
This book was full of twists, suspense and emotions.
In true Nesbo form, you keep changing your mind about who is the guilty party, who is the victim, the motives... and on the way, you get a spoonful of dilemmas and heartache.
Can’t wait for the next book in the series!
Thank you my darling Lena and Sofia for another great BR xox
At first he has some joy in a clean desk and a re-start on his life! A new boss with no built-up grudges against Harry, Gunnar Hagen, is eager to earn his star in heaven. AA meetings are Hole’s chance to begin again with a clean slate, now that his greatest unsolved case has been cleared up (previous books in the series). Without Rakel, ...more
The Redeemer is the first book I have read of Jo Nesbo, and I did enjoy reading it. The translator Don Bartlet ...more
I really enjoyed this one!
Harry is a complex character, authe ...more
I wonder now if all of these novels would give me the same reaction. Reading ...more