Right, as you can probably tell…I haven’t read these in order AT ALL! But the next Jo Nesbo I read was The Devil’s Star (a.k.a. Harry Hole #5) and I don’t even mind if I sound like I’m obsessed with Nesbo because it’s better to be obsessed with a great crime fiction writer than something strange like…erm…trains?
Anywho, apologies to anyone who may be obsessed with trains…I’m pretty obsessed with fizzy sweets (a certain supermarket’s ‘Fizzy Fangs’ in particular…damn the ‘3 for £1’!!!)…
This book was interesting because most of the other Harry Hole books always feel like they’re set in cold places…well, especially The Snowman…*shudder* and The Devil’s Star begins during a sweltering summer in Oslo. Harry is assigned to the case of a woman who was found murdered in her own flat, one finger has been cut off and a tiny star-shaped red diamond has been placed behind her eyelid…well it wouldn’t be a Nesbo book without a bit of gore!
What is good about this book is that it focused quite a lot on Harry’s intuition. He is partnered with a man called Tom Waaler whom Harry suspects, murdered his partner in addition to running an arms smuggling ring…”but he seems like such a good guy” – is the attitude of everyone else but I feel that I’ve read enough Nesbo books to trust in the rogue detective…feel free to make up your own minds though! Anyway, Harry is determined to prove that he is right about Waaler, while solving the mysterious crimes simultaneously!
Another cracking mystery book for lovers of suspense!