Nesbo continues to deliver the most superb crime thrillers that have ever been written.
It is hard not to appear over exuberant about this author but his books are just gripping, pure and simple.
I can't think that it is just me, but the characters are now almost personal friends and acquaintances of mine! And, strange as this sounds to me writing this review, I am still oddly upset at the death of a leading protagonist in this book, who I had come to feel rather fond of! (I shall say no more...)
Further, although I have never been there, I do feel that I could quite easily find my way around Oslo without a guidebook.
His descriptive writing is simply brilliant just because of its very simplicity. He can turn a newspaper, discarded on a deserted street pavement, into a sentient being crying out for help in its death throes...
This book, yet again, is violent and does venture into the very darkest realms of human depravity. It dares to explore areas of our minds which very few people would ever be able to admit to and yet in this very explicitness. this seediness offers a somehow refreshing honesty that very few authors have the courage to explore.
My wife cannot read these novels, they disturb her, but if you are accepting of some plain truths about the reality of the under-belly of human existence and the unspoken thought processes of the human mind then read this book.
Thank you Jo for another superb read.