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ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN. TO KILL...
It is a freezing December night and Christmas shoppers have gathered to listen to a Salvation Army carol concert. Then a shot rings out and one of the singers falls to the floor, dead. Detective Harry Hole and his team are called in to investigate but have little to work with - there is no immediate suspect, no weapon and no motive.
But when the assassin discovers he's shot the wrong man, Harry finds his troubles have only just begun.
The first chapter of Nesb 's highly suspenseful sixth Harry Hole thriller introduces 17-year-old Robert Karlsen and his year older brother, Jon, who in 1991 are cadets at a Salvation Army retreat in the Norwegian countryside, where a 14-year-old girl is sexually assaulted. In the next chapter, 22 years later, detective Hole is winding up the investigation of a drug-related murder in Oslo. The main action begins when a Serbian hit man, Cristo Stankic, shoots Robert on a crowded city street, though his intended target was Jon and that's when the pace really picks up. As the title suggests, the search for redemption is on redemption through violence. The deeply flawed Hole is his familiar self: difficult and disrespectful, brilliant and intuitive. At times the book feels padded with lengthy asides and banter, but the primary narrative, told in powerful prose, never fails to grip. Series fans should note that later entries have already appeared in the U.S., most recently Phantom (2012). Announced first printing of 150,000.
Favourite so far
I've read a few of the Nesbo books but this one was written in a different style which made for a captivating read. Much better ending than the earlier books.
Some very insightful understanding of life's complexities ...... Unusual and gripping
Not what I expected
Hard to get into as it felt like it was not in the same style as the others JN had written.
A little confusing to follow who was who at the start, but persevered & it was worth it.
Don't give up.