The Devil's Star
In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat—with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a... show more
In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat—with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work. But Hole's determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler's crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.
Publish date: 2012-01-31
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 452
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Hole (#5)
German and english reviewFirst things first: I received this book through NetGalley. Diesmal nur eine kurze und vor allem spoilerfreie Bewertung. Ich bin so unheimlich froh, dass ich das Buch jetzt endlich hinter mir habe, dass liegt nicht an dem Buch an sich, sondern an einer besonderen Story...
Με τα μυθιστορήματα του Jo Nesbo ο αναγνώστης έχει, θεωρώ, εγγυημένη την ικανοποίηση που υπόσχεται η αστυνομική λογοτεχνία, ένεκα της κλιμακούμενης δράσης και των συγκροτημένων χαρακτήρων - συστατικά που διατηρούν αμείωτη την αγωνία.
I had read one book by Jo Nesbø and I liked it, so when I came across Marekors (in Dutch: Dodelijk Patroon) I wanted to read it.Each fifth day, there's a ritual murder in Oslo. Harry Hole starts with his final weeks at the police due to his drinking problem. But he still gets involved in this case. ...
Harry doesn't use violence. He hardly fight if he could avoid it. He has a wife and a son who were driven from him by his drinking. And he is a good detective that connecting dots where no one else could see them. Jo Nesbo is a good writer who wrote detective stories with villains that stayed hi...
Harry Hole, recovering from alcoholism one very tiny step at a time, sets off alongside his long-time nemesis Tom Waaler to take down a suspected serial killer before the murderer can complete his seemingly allotted amount of victims.Nesbo seems to get better with every book, but the three-star give...