Oh, Harry, Harry, Harry!
Another Harry Hole book ended and Harry’s story rock my world once again. But he was so different this time, so dark and sad. He had sunk into depression and swam in a sea of alcohol where drowning was almost certain. Oh yeah, he was a mess, a total mess, but his story was so worth reading.
Are you ready for another Harry Hole discussion? I always am.
It’s summer, the heat is unbearable and a series of murders makes things even worse. Women are found dead in different places, their bodies mutilated. Harry is assigned the case, forced to work with Tom Waaler, a collogue he neither likes nor trusts. And as if this wasn’t enough, Harry is off the rails with booze, so barely holding onto his job.
Can he solve this case? Can he find the mysterious killer, but can he also expose Waaler’s dark side and get over with him once and for all? But pursuing the truth comes at a price, and soon Harry finds himself on the run and forced to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.
I loved this story from the start. It gets right to the point, starting with an interesting kill. And the game is on. We have a killer on the loose and the most interesting cooperation! Harry and Tom. We see a drunk Harry, lost in his nightmares and remorse, while Tom is neat and smart and always on edge. What a combination!
The plot is very interesting and the characters are amazing. I love Nesbo’s way of writing and I was so curious to see what an interesting twist he would think this time. And he did surprise me with some developments even if I had guessed who the killer was. That’s my curse, hehe.
I always recommend a Harry Hole book, just pick one and start reading it. Nesbo will make you want more.
And I couldn’t end this post without a good excerpt.
When people say that what I’ve done is insane, that my heart must be crippled inside, then I say: Whose heart is more crippled, the heart that cannot stop loving or the one that is loved but cannot return that love?