Brilliant, audaciously rogue police officer, Harry Hole from The Snowman and The Thirst, is back and in the throes of a new, unanticipated rage--once again hunting the murderer who has haunted his entire career.
Harry Hole is not in a good place. Rakel--the only woman he's ever loved--has ended it with him, permanently. He's been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police but it's in the cold case office, when what he really wants is to be investigating cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. And now, Finne is free after a decade-plus in prison--free, and Harry is certain, unreformed and ready to take up where he left off. But things will get worse. When Harry wakes up the morning after a blackout, drunken night with blood that's clearly not his own on his hands, it's only the very beginning of what will be a waking nightmare the likes of which even he could never have imagined.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Right from the start, Oslo detective Harry Hole is in a tougher spot than ever before. In the Norwegian mystery master’s 12th book, Harry’s wife has left, he’s lapsed back into drinking, and he might have even committed a murder. If that weren’t enough, the sociopathic criminal he jailed years ago is out and spoiling for more mayhem. Jo Nesbø serves up mind-bending plot twists and ratchets up the suspense level, adding more intimate personal drama than ever. We really felt for Harry in his torment.
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omg…what a disappointment…..page after page about what a disgusting loser of a drunk the protagonist is…..I wish Apple gave refunds…..
Spoiler Alert! I have read all of this author’s books, and would rate most 5/5. However, Knife was the most convoluted book that disappointed me very much. The dull musical tangents were distractions. The back and forth time periods were confusing and unnecessary. Rakel is murdered, drunken Harry dies but doesn’t really, Bjorn is a murderer, Harry is a father, the serial rapist dies (best ending ever for him) killed by a damaged ex soldier seeking revenge for his raped sister! Oh my goodness! I skipped large portions of this because the dialogue was trite and ridiculous. Only the fantastic ending saved the day and earned the book a 1 instead of 0. I still don’t know the point of the stroke victim watching a screen with the blue dress caught on a limb. And the stories of Afghanistan were just too absurd. Bjorn didn’t need to die like Hank Williams. Please. Could have been a book of focused short stories instead of a long and boring book! I won’t be looking for the next Harry Hole installment, as I’ve given him the perfect ending myself.