THE MURDER HAS BEEN SOLVED. BUT HAS JUSTICE BEEN DONE?
Harry Hole is back in Oslo. He's been away for some time, but his ghosts have a way of catching up with him. The case that brings him back is already closed. There is no room for doubt: the young junkie was shot dead by a fellow addict.
THE POLICE DON'T WANT HIM BACK...
Denied permission to reopen the investigation, Harry strikes out on his own. Beneath the city's eerie tranquillity, he discovers a trail of violence and mysterious disappearances seemingly unnoticed by the police. At every turn Harry is faced with a conspiracy of silence.
THE CRIMINALS DON'T WANT HIM BACK...
Harry is not the only one who is interested in the case. From the moment he steps off the plane, someone is watching his every move and tracing his every call.
SOMEONE WANTS HIM SILENCED.
A lazy 'by numbers' effort from Nesbo. Having read all the Harry Hole books I can honestly say that seemed to be rather forced and lurched from scene to scene, from self-distructive episode to self-destructive episode and relied too much on the dying man's narrative and over heard conversations to explain the plot in a 'state the b' obvious' way that the CSI cop shows use on TV. I don't know what Nesbo has in mind for this character but, whatever it is, I hope it's better than this pretty poor effort. Also, I thought the ending was rather signalled.
Jo Nesbo - Harry Hole Series
Brilliant books! Jo is now my all time favourite author! Although I highly rate all his books as outstanding & satisfying, I think Phantom is particularly outstanding!!!! I will be able to listen to, or read, all his books again over the years. I have never been disappointed or felt that loose ends haven't been tied up. Superlative!
Sean Barrett was amazingly brilliant as the narrator!!!!!!
Absolutely fantastic book. Characters interesting and well developed, thriller plot twists and turns in unexpected ways and the suspense is subtly built. Narration is also superb. One of the best books I've had the pleasure of listening to recently. If you haven't listened to all the other Harry books make sure you read/listen to them first though as this is the last in the series.