Jo Nesbo. Not only that, but their deaths are a brutal reenactment of cold cases – cases that the new victims were once assigned to solve. by Jo Nesbø ; translated by Neil Smith ‧ RELEASE DATE: May 11, 2017. Beneath him, darkness. *draws a blank* I am particularly surprised at how impressed I am because I wasn't really a Jo Nesbø fan. Put that book down! Harry Hole, now a full-time instructor at the Police Academy, is called upon to help as a consultant. But at the same time, I think the self-destructive loner cop/detective is such a cliche, so I really wanted Harry to having something positive, something real and true because I also think that's the reality for many people dealing with these types of issues. You may think it’s time to catch up with Jo Nesbo, the Norwegian crime novelist everyone’s talking about, and you’re right. What’s more, they’re missing their best investigator. I didn't believe for one second that he could be up and around with seemingly only the physical scars/damage to show for it, rather than the extreme brain damage you'd fully expect, given how the murderer treated his previous victims. I can't remember the last time I have been so impressed by a crime novel. I have read my way through the Harry Hole series. Hole is tepid in his acceptance, but needs a distraction as he is badgered by an overly flirtatious student who cries wolf when things do not go her way. The Hole series can be read out of order - in fact my first one was no 4 Nemesis - but this book is almost Phantom part 2, so read that first (I had to go back and re-read the last few pages). Some key players in the scheme, from criminals through to Bellman and his lackey, remain on high alert, as their futures could hang in the balance if such news were shared. Until it swallowed him up and swept him into a cooling, painless nothing. And that was Harry Hole's final thought. For all the energy and humor in the books, and what at first can seem like extraneous musical references (Hank Williams, The Ramones), Nesbo is actually as careful a … To see what your friends thought of this book, I've read most of the books out of order and not had a problem, however this one definitely leans heavily on 'Phantom' the book before this one. Nesbø is primarily famous for his crime novels about Detective Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocals and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. The killings are extremely brutal and the police have no leads. A maverick Norwegian police detective with a drinking problem (Michael Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a woman who may be the latest victim of a serial killer. The killings are extremely brutal and bestial. Oslo is haunted by a serial killer but not just any serial killer, this one is killing police. Richard Lipez reviews Jo Nesbo’s newest novel ... suspenseful bundle of Norwegian noir by Jo Nesbo, the author of the esteemed Harry Hole police detective series. After Phantom's amazing twist-hanger I was almost delirious with glee and trepidation when I heard the next Harry Hole book Police was coming out. Police (Norwegian: Politi, 2013) is a crime novel by Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbø. Welcome back. Phant. It’s tempting to think so. 8. Jack Reacher versus Harry Hole. Of all Winslow’s books, the so-called Winslow’s Malone novels among the most popular Don Winslow books ever. After the vague, yet horrible, end to the previous novel, the complete cast of characters remains in shock about how the Oslo Crime Squad will continue. Alibis preclude an easy arrest and the Squad is forced to return to the drawing board, with little to show for their work. Another Harry Hole story. [ the death of Beate. When a police officer is found murdered at the scene of an old unsolved murder case that he was involved in investigating, it can hardly be a coincidence. When the same thing happens to two other officers in a matter of months the pattern is as clear as it is terrifying. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Two times the author tricked me really good, but when he tried pulling the wool over my eyes about the ending, it was one too many. It very soon became very clear to me, however, that if Nesbø writes this well, he can use as many pages as he wants to, as far as I'm concerned (or... almost, anyway). At last, he thought. [ My only reservation about this book is that Nesbo gets a little too cute for his own good here. What you want, what you crave, what you need. Beneath him, darkness. It will be translated before long. A densely plotted thriller that doesn't disappoint, Police is the tenth book by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo to feature Inspector Harry Hole. Nesbo is boxing very clever in Police, giving us leads that are really ruses, especially as regards the state of health or otherwise of Harry. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. As Police opens, we’re back in Oslo, there are grisly murders a-plenty only, this time, the stakes are even higher as it’s members of the force that are being killed. I'm an admitted fan of the series, and I just loved this book. Over the years, the author sold over 40 million copies of his book around the world, with his novels being translated into 50 languages. The Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbo is famous for his series of best-selling books featuring the detective Harry Hole. For some reason these officers or former officers return to the scene of the unsolved murder on its anniversary and meet a gory end. Arguably the most densely packed and ambitiously plotted novel in a series that has been getting darker with each volume, the tenth novel featuring Harry Hole is a companion sequel to its predecessor … This one picks up where 'Phantom' left off. The reactions of Harry, Rakel and Oleg during the wedding scene felt very genuine, so I was happy to read that. Pottermore. Phantom: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 7). Multiple murders, multiple murderers and the loss of some very unexpected people make it completely enthralling. Like other reviewers have said, the twists and turns and red herrings keep you guessing right from the start. He’s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 45 million copies around the world. Book Review VOLUME 3, ISSUE 7. The Force was published in the year of 2017, spanning nearly five-hundred pages in total. [ the academy student who has a crush on Harry. I've read most of the books out of order and not had a problem, however this one definitely leans heavily on 'Phantom' the book before this one. The Snowman A Chilling Thriller Page 2. Cockroaches (1998) — Harry Hole investigates child pornography and pedophilia in Bangkok. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. It's irrelevant that the situation was described such that the sex would have been entirely consensual, because the important thing is that Harry still thought of the situation as one of rape, and he was willing to go there. The Devil’s Star is the fifth in the Harry Hole series but it has the distinction … You'll just have to trust me that Jo Nesbo has raised the bar to new heights in Police. Start by marking “Police (Harry Hole, #10)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. I can't remember the last time I have been so impressed by a crime novel. I think this will be my last Jo Nesbo novel. 2,703 reviews. In Police - the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective - a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. None of the old cases were ever solved. I loved this fast pace dark thriller. Please try again. POLICE. For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. He's never going to be a sunny, well-adjusted guy, we all know that and so do the characters in the novels (especially Rakel). About Police. Rarely give out 5 stars but this is a no brainer. Jack Reacher versus Harry Hole. As the body count grows, so does the pressure and the fear – who will be next and why? A wonderful read - many hours entertainment for a few quid, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 29, 2017. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. It’s tempting to think so. Jo Nesbø is a bestselling Norwegian author and musician. Is it just that they’ve got nothing better to do on all those cold nights than dream up more and more diabolical means to mislead readers? “Police is a fast-paced crime novel with a great deal of exhilaration and suspense…. His brilliant insights and dedication to his job have saved countless lives over the years. This is not the best book of the series IMO as I felt it started really slowly with the usual JN attention to detail. Inspector Harry Hole investigates a serial killer targeting Oslo’s police officers in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. And then there's Harry's life with Rakel and Oleg which is now heading into uncharted territory. I felt part of the problem was that Harry didn’t appear in the book until maybe 25% in and that was when the pace picked up and from that point on you need to strap yourself in as it feels like you are on an exciting rollercoaster ride. *draws a blank* I am particularly surprised at how impressed I am because I wasn't really a Jo Nesbø fan. He knows the importance of this relationship, he knows his own weaknesses as well as his strengths, so while he'll probably always be a work in progress, he has been moving slowly forward ever since meeting Rakel. Harry has taken on a new life but the latest series of murders, all involving police officers is proving hard to solve. He knows he wants to be with Rakel at this point. He’s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 45 million copies around the world. 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