In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with twenty-four inexplicable puncture wounds, both drowned in their own blood. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options.... show more
In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with twenty-four inexplicable puncture wounds, both drowned in their own blood. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options. There is only one man who can help them, and he doesn't want to be found.
Deeply traumatised by the snowman investigation, which threatened the lives of those he holds most dear, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. But with his father seriously ill in hospital, Harry reluctantly agrees to return to Oslo. He has no intention of working on the case, but his instinct takes over when a third victim is found brutally murdered in a city park. The victims appear completely unconnected to one another, but it's not long before Harry makes a discovery: the women all spent the night in an isolated mountain hostel. And someone is picking off the guests one by one.
Publish date: 2011-01-20
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Pages no: 613
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Hole (#8)
The part about him living in Hong Kong is really good and his mentioned of Cantonese logic is at least correct. The story followed that Harry was drunk and escaped to Hong Kong. As a serial killer has killed women in a such a way that couldn't be explained by the police, they need Harry Hole to c...
To dosyć subiektywne odczucie, ale ta odsłona perypetii Harry'ego jakoś mniej mnie wciągnęła niż poprzedni, rewelacyjny "Pierwszy śnieg". Nie zrozumcie mnie źle, to jest cały czas lektura na wysokim poziomie, w której znajdziemy wszystko co tak lubimy w twórczości Nesbo. Jednak w porównaniu do poprz...
No i stało się. W końcu musiało to nastąpić. Otóż zagłębiając się dalej w serię przygód komisarza Hole trafiłem w końcu na pozycję, której nie wydano jako audiobooka. Odczekałem więc swoje w bibliotece i po raz pierwszy odkąd rozpocząłem przygodę z Nesbo trzymałem w ręku jego książkę. I po raz pierw...
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Good job keeping me puzzled, with lots of twists and turns, and also puzzled at Hole's continuing self destructive behavior. The violence seemed over the top, and at points unbelievable. And I find with each story in this series a remarkable and hard to understand dichotomy between Hole's ability ...