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"Most satisfyingly we can now see the organic shape that Nesbo always intended his work to take, and the canvas stretching out in front of us is a crowded one" (Good Book Guide)
"A fascinating book, filling in the gaps in Hole’s biography and telling the story of the murder case in Australia that cemented his reputation as a brilliant investigator... A stunning opening to the series" (Sunday Times)
"Nesbo is a terrific writer who knows how to build a story, taking you slowly to the top of a rollercoaster before sending you hurtling towards a solution that you never see coming" (Sunday Express)
"Harry...is fully formed as the difficult, vulnerable personality we have come to know. The evocation of Australia itself has the customary Nesbo expertise...most satisfyingly - we can now see the organic shape that Nesbo always intended his work to take" (Barry Forshaw Independent)
"Whether a hardened Hole addict or a first-time imbiber, The Bat is sure to snare your interest with its tale of this booze-fuelled policeman" (Sunday Sun)
The thrilling first book in the bestselling Harry Hole series, never before published in EnglishSee all Product Description
Another great crime writer to add to the must read list, lots of good characterisation and some nice twists.Published 7 days ago by Librarylady
I was 40% of the way through this book and stopped. I never stop reading.
The characters were plastic, cliché, not engaging or interesting. Read more
Having read and heard what a good writer Jo Nesbo is, I decided to try this, his first book in the Harry Hole series and I really wish I hadn't bothered. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Roz Bailey
A vehicle for the author's research into aboriginal folklore into which much of the plot is tied with fairly tenuous links. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Pete
Early Harry Hole with lots of Australian background - Good, well written as usual from Jo Nesbo but I didn't enjoy it as much as some of his later H Hole booksPublished 1 month ago by Devon Lane