A fantastically gripping thriller from the best-selling author of The Snowman.
Christmas shoppers stop to hear a Salvation Army concert on a crowded Oslo street. A gunshot cuts through the music and the bitter cold: one of the singers falls dead, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole—the Oslo Police Department’s best investigator and worst civil servant—has little to work with: no suspect, no weapon, and no motive. But Harry’s troubles will multiply. As the search closes in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate, and Harry’s chase takes him to the most forbidden corners of the former Yugoslavia.
Yet it’s when he returns to Oslo that he encounters true darkness: among the homeless junkies and Salvationists, eagerly awaiting a savior to deliver them from misery—whether he brings new life or immediate death.
With its shrewdly vertiginous narrative, acid-etched characters, and white-hot pace, The Redeemer is resounding proof of Jo Nesbø’s standing as one of the best crime writers of our time.
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This complex narrative interweaves child abuse along with long-repressed desires for revenge and graphic physical violence.Read Full Review of The Redeemer (Harry Hole)
The thin line separating crooks and cops in all of the intensely character-focused Hole novels has never been thinner or more treacherous than it is here.Read Full Review of The Redeemer (Harry Hole)
Perhaps I was expecting too much after my enthusiastic response to Nesbø's earlier books...while an enjoyable read, I'm afraid I found The Redeemer never quite met my high expectations.Read Full Review of The Redeemer (Harry Hole)
...this is not groundbreaking and The Redeemer is nothing more revolutionary than a good tale...Read Full Review of The Redeemer (Harry Hole)
THE REDEEMER is simply outstanding. Although I now have a cast-iron excuse to steer clear of vacuum cleaners...Read Full Review of The Redeemer (Harry Hole)
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