Police (Harry Hole #10) by Jo Nesbø
If you are new to Nesbo let me suggest you read the Harry Hole (and remember, it’s pronounced HOLY) series in order. There are just so many references to previous events as depicted in previous works that you will miss important points. I have read all of the books but I failed to read them in order and though I do remember the events it did take more than a bit of effort.
Harry is back with us in this book but there are a lot of changes. Harry is no longer a cop. Harry is sober. Harry is with Rakel though she is spending time with Oleg in Denmark. Katrine is back. Harry has problems with superiors. Oh wait, that isn’t new, that’s normal.
We lose some old, dear friends and as the characters in the story, I felt the loss.
Nesbo uses more than a few cliff hangers at the end of chapters and even in the middle of some. I would say possibly more than are practical but overall it works. This is true at the very end of the book as well.
It’s hard to write something new and pithy regarding a Harry Hole book. No, they are not all the same; yes, they remain exciting, intriguing. It’s a typical Nesbo penned Hole book and if you like any of them you should like this. It has a lot of the usual characters and villains that have carried over from previous stories. For Nesbo/Hole fans, read it, you’ll be glad you did. For those new to Harry, don’t read this. . . not yet. Read 1, then 2, then. . . all the rest before you read this.
". . . those who claim to know the Mind of God, who will tell you what God thinks and how He will judge and condemn others—those people are the greatest of all blasphemers." Aloysius Xingu Leng Pendergast