FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SNOWMAN - OVER 9 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE
THE MARK OF THE DEVIL, THE SIGN OF A KILLER...
A young woman is murdered in her flat and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star is found behind her eyelid. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case, alongside his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it.
But Harry is already on his final warning and has little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor when it becomes apparent that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands.
A serial killer taunts Harry Hole in Nesb 's searing third crime novel to feature the Oslo police detective to be made available in the U.S. (after Nemesis). Still suffering from alcohol-fueled demons and obsessed with hunting for evidence against a clearly dirty cop, Hole grudgingly agrees to help look into the murder of a woman whose finger has been amputated and a red diamond stuck under her eyelid. More bodies follow, with the murderer leaving identical five-pointed diamonds (the titular devil's star) at each crime scene. At first the killings appear to be random, but Hole soon discovers an ominous pattern. Nesb brilliantly incorporates threads from earlier novels, including Hole's often tumultuous relationship with his lover, Rakel, without ever losing the current story's rhythm. Even with or perhaps because of his flaws, Hole is arguably one of today's most fascinating fictional detectives. 5-city author tour.
Third Nesbo book I've read this year
Third Nesbo book I've read this year and this one kept a strong plot for the whole way through where as I've always been disappointed with the other's endings.
Very good read
The Devil's Star
Fantastic and gripping finale. These Harry Hole books get better and better. I've just got the next one to start reading immediately !