This killer will get inside your head… and there’s nothing you can do to stop it
'Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers' Sunday Express
When a body is found in the forest, the police make a horrifying discovery: her scalp has been removed and sewn back on. But they have no idea why.
With a second woman reported missing, detectives fear their worst nightmare has come true.
A serial killer is stalking the streets of Oslo.
With time running out to find the woman, former detective Harry Hole is called in to think like a murderer thinks... and to track down this killer before they strike again.
But Harry has ulterior motives for wanting to solve this case and, if he fails, there could be more than one life at risk.
PRAISE FOR KILLING MOON
'Killing Moon is not just an unbearably tense thriller but another of Nesbo's studies in love and loneliness. At his best, as he is here, there are few greater crime writers.' The Times
'Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller... effortless' Guardian
'Unassailably the reigning king of Nordic noir as well as a global crime-writing superstar... Nesbo is back on gruesome form' Financial Times
KILLING MOON is the 13th novel in the Harry Hole series, although each title reads as a standalone.
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'Nesbo is one of today's most interesting thriller writers, a 100% buy-today-read-tonight delight' LEE CHILD
Killing Moon appeared in the Sunday Times top 10 bestseller list on 04.06.2023
Nesbø's 13th Harry Hole novel (after 2019's Knife) covers familiar terrain in a too familiar way. Norwegian sleuth Hole has left the Oslo police after a tragedy and relocated, broke and despondent, to sunny California. At the start, Hole saves Lucille, an aging actor, from a powerful family's attempts to collect the almost $1 million she owes them. It's a temporary fix, but fortunately, a contrivance gives him a chance to help her pay her debts: Hole's former colleagues are probing the murder of Susanne Anderson, a 26-year-old found dead in an Oslo forest. Suspicion focuses on Markus Røed, a real estate mogul, who'd slept with Anderson. Røed decides to hire his own investigator for PR purposes and contacts Hole, who agrees to investigate if he pays Lucille's $1 million debt. The killer's unusually gruesome method is the book's only novelty—otherwise, Nesbø hits all the typical beats of a serial killer thriller, including a lead who seeks redemption through his work, sections presented from the perspective of the murderer, and the imperiling of a significant character. This is a shadow of the author's best work.
I couldn’t put the book down! Many twists and turns - thank you Jo!
This was an odd one. The plot was predictable and not that engaging. The worst thing was that all the characters speech and mannerism seemed slightly off too, like it was written by someone imitating Jo Nesbo’s previous books. This is probably the first Harry Hole book I struggled to finish.