Knife: A New Harry Hole Novel

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Harry Hole is a shell of his former self. His self destructive tendencies have derailed his law enforcement career, where he toils away in a minor detailed unit. His marriage is teetering on the brink; his wife Rakel has thrown him out due to his addictions. A raucous night has left Harry more inebriated than usual, his actions and his time escaping any rational train of thought. His world is torn asunder with the discovery of Rakel’s body, a victim of a brutal murder. The suspects are vast, including a sexual predator Harry caught who has been released, along with a contemporary of Rakel’s. Harry’s demotion and his proximity to the victim render him unable to investigate the case, but Harry’s stubborn will and devil-may-care attitude render a badge a moot point. Harry’s world is gone, and he is desirous of answers and justice. Who will face his wrath?

Knife is the latest installment in Jo Nesbo’s compelling narrative starring Harry Hole. The plot is well written and unfolds with a cutthroat ferocity that takes the reader by force down the darkest of corridors. The characters, anti-hero or despicable villains and useless bureaucratic law enforcement, are very well written. This is an ultra-satisfying, seat-of-your-pants action mystery. Cheers, Mr. Nesbo.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 464 pages
Publisher Knopf
Publish Date 09-Jul-2019
ISBN 9780525655404 Buy this Book
Issue July 2019
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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