THERE'S A NEW KILLER ON THE STREETS, AND HE'S OUT FOR BLOOD.
The murder victim, a self-declared Tinder addict. The one solid clue--fragments of rust and paint in her wounds--leaves the investigating team baffled.
Two days later, there's a second murder: a woman of the same age, a Tinder user, an eerily similar scene.
The chief of police knows there's only one man for this case. But Harry Hole is no longer with the force. He promised the woman he loves, and he promised himself, that he'd never go back: not after his last case, which put the people closest to him in grave danger.
But there's something about these murders that catches his attention, something in the details that the investigators have missed. For Harry, it's like hearing "the voice of a man he was trying not to remember." Now, despite his promises, despite everything he risks, Harry throws himself back into the hunt for a figure who haunts him, the monster who got away.
Actor Lee delivers an excellent, nuanced performance in this audio edition of the latest installment of Nesb 's Harry Hole series. As the book opens, former detective Hole is an instructor at a police college in Oslo, but he's quickly drawn in to the hunt for a serial killer who may be a figure from his past. In this, Hole's 11th outing, Nesb again keeps the prose lean and the pace taut. Lee gives a distinctive voice and accent to each of the novel's many characters, yet even while successfully differentiating this large ensemble, he manages to conceal the identity of a villain whose voice is heard midway through the novel. And when that same villain's nose is broken later in the book, he skillfully adds a subtle but discernible nasal twinge. As Hole and his ragtag team of investigators close in on their target, the veteran voice actor ratchets up the tension. Lee's suave English brogue is a perfect match for the gritty material and the many Briticisms of the translation. A Knopf hardcover.
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