All I can say is that the narrative didn't begin as I anticipated at all, even though it follows on from the events in the last book, The Leopard, and it’s this defying of expectations that sets the standard and pace for the rest of the tale. As the Squad limps along, trying to solve the police murder, they face a devastating reality, and are hit with tragedy. Loved this book. Arguably the most densely packed and ambitiously plotted novel in a series that has been getting darker with each volume, the tenth novel featuring Harry Hole is a companion sequel to its predecessor … As Hole is wont to do, he finds a thread and pulls, which causes everything to unravel to its bare basics and offers new insights that the Squad had not seen beforehand. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Nesbo spends most of the book playing mind tricks on the reader and even in the last chapter he gives things a little twist that has you sitting on the edge of your seat. He fell. I picked up the police and just had to keep reading and reading - I really am a fan, the only downside is that since the characters are in Oslo the names are somewhat difficult to keep track of and I find myself going back to find out just 'who' is who! Intuition is only the sum of many small but specific things the brain hasn't managed to put a name to yet.”, Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Mystery & Thriller (2013). I know I am a sucker for a Harry Hole book but this one has to be the best yet. As Police opens, we’re back in Oslo, there are grisly murders a-plenty only, this time, the stakes are even higher as it’s members of the force that are being killed. At last, he thought. I'm an admitted fan of the series, and I just loved this book. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 19, 2019. Granted, several of the lead-ins turned out to be red herrings (thankfully!) When a number of police officers are murdered after returned to crime scenes of previously unsolved cases, there's a struggle between the Squad and Kripos (the national police organisation) as to who will handle things. Macbeth is a fantastic novel, one that we count as being perhaps the best Nesbo novel out of all the Jo Nesbo book reviews. As soon as the English translations were available, I read Bat Man, Cockroaches and Redbreast. A great read from an outstanding author. In fact we have to wait until Chapter 18 to get a real sense as to Harry's inclusion in the story. Until it swallowed him up and swept him into a cooling, painless nothing. And he plunged into it. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Interesting plot line marred by too much gimmickry and manipulation. I know I am a sucker for a Harry Hole book but this one has to be the best yet. The Thirst. The department urgently needs Harry Hole. It took me a while to get around to this book and I think it was at least partly due to it being of a quite daunting thickness (well over 600 pages in paperback in contrast to the early ones of the series that clocked in at just over half that). A densely plotted thriller that doesn't disappoint, Police is the tenth book by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo to feature Inspector Harry Hole. He’s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 45 million copies around the world. In 2007 Nesbø also released his first children's book, Doktor Proktors Prompepulver. October 15th 2013 Police by Jo Nesbo - book #10 in the Inspector Harry Hole Norwegian crime thriller series, 2013, original title Politi, 2013 8. Nesbø brings the Harry Hole series to a close with a thriller that keeps readers focussed until the final sentence. There were no excessive attempts to make the story longer. Meet the Authors of Summer’s Hottest Mysteries. Retired Inspector Harry Hole, who thinks he’s safe from his demons as an underpaid lecturer in Oslo’s Police College, gets blackmailed into returning to the Crime Squad Unit, with predictably explosive results. Harry is lecturing for the Norwegian Police Service but becomes involved with the usual cast of characters as a consultant in an investigation of brutal killings of police officers. It’s tempting to think so. For all the energy and humor in the books, and what at first can seem like extraneous musical references (Hank Williams, The Ramones), Nesbo is actually as careful a … I loved this fast pace dark thriller. The reactions of Harry, Rakel and Oleg during the wedding scene felt very genuine, so I was happy to read that. His brilliant insights and dedication to his job have saved countless lives over the years. Tossing that in there in order to get the reader to think he might - yet one more time! As the body count grows, so does the pressure and the fear – who will be next and why? I’m assuming at some point that Truls Berntsen and Mikael Bellmann will get what coming to them and to a certain extent they received rough justice in this story but not yet unmasked. And he plunged into it. Put that book down! Several police officers are found murdered at the scene of an old and unsolved murder case that they were involved in investigating. A densely plotted thriller that doesn't disappoint, Police is the tenth book by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo to feature Inspector Harry Hole. Without giving away the plot lines, Nesbo has created an exotic fictional universe in Oslo Norway, peopled by dynamically good and evil characters that evolve in multi-dimensional ways in tandem with the plot. What I most liked about this book was it challenged my thinking process about the "who" and the "why", which is in my view, the objective in an effective mystery. This story was quite complex with past murders linked to a revenge spree in the present day and it certainly helps to have read all the previous books as part of this story links to the last book The Phantom. But POLICE (Knopf, $25.95) is no place to start. Adapted by Peter Straughan, Hossein Amini and Søren Sveistrup from Jo Nesbo’s bestselling thriller and directed by Tomas Alfredson, the movie is simply a God-awful, incoherent mess. What’s more, they’re missing their best investigator. With a Cop Killer on the loose, other storylines also ramp up, leaving the reader to split their interest along a few developing narratives. Phant. I'm now reading The Thirst back to back. [ the death of Beate. Nesbø graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics with a degree in economics. *draws a blank* I am particularly surprised at how impressed I am because I wasn't really a Jo Nesbø fan. I simply could not put it down. None of the old cases were ever solved. Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2019, Another compelling murder mystery set in Oslo, Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2014. Until it swallowed him up and swept him into a cooling, painless nothing. The Devil’s Star is the fifth in the Harry Hole series but it has the distinction … An encounter with an old enemy sets the stage for a white knuckle ride more terrifying and disorientating than anything the maverick detective has had to face thus far. It very soon became very clear to me, however, that if Nesbø writes this well, he can use as many pages as he wants to, as far as I'm concerned (or... almost, anyway). His brilliant insights and dedication to his job have saved countless lives over the years. This Study Guide consists of approximately 72 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Police. It’s tempting to think so. When a police officer is found murdered at the scene of an old unsolved murder case that he was involved in investigating, it can hardly be a coincidence. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. To ensure that the investigation is fumbled and the episode covered up, the politicians who govern the Norwegian police arrange to dispatch an alcoholic detective to take charge of the case, … Brief Summary of Book: Police (Harry Hole, #10) by Jo Nesbø Here is a quick description and cover image of book Police (Harry Hole, #10) written by Jo Nesbø which was published in 2013-10-15. NEW AND OF INTEREST. If you like thrillers then this book is for you. Police (Norwegian: Politi, 2013) is a crime novel by Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbø. But what made her death even more frustrating was that it came across as the thing that had to be done in order to draw Harry into the investigation officially. I particularly like Beate Lonn and there’s a shocker in this novel as JN is inclined to do. Despite the Snowman, the Leopard, Phantom and the rest, I think this just might be the best Harry Hole thriller yet. A spiral of action that never seems to end. From the beginning, he takes the reader down so many false trails that, in the end, you begin to disbelieve everything that seems to be happening. It has so many twists and turns - you think you’ve got it all sorted in your head than wham, something happens and you realise it’s not what you thought at all! Its hard to say more without giving the game away. In equal parts boring and frustrating--but mostly frustrating--Police is a book that could've been, and should've been, much better. It will be translated before long. What is it about Scandinavian thriller writers? Harry has taken on a new life but the latest series of murders, all involving police officers is proving hard to solve. That at long, long last he was free. For this reason, It'll be a very tough work for readers to predict the conclusion of the story. It is the tenth novel in Nesbø's Harry Hole series. And in this case, the murderer didn't intend to leave Truls alive, so there's no reason to think that the violence would be any less thorough or complete. Summer is a great time to lose yourself in a page-turning mystery. When the same thing happens to two other officers in a matter of months the pattern is as clear as it is terrifying. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 28, 2017. You need to read this book knowing nothing about it except that it is really, really good. Jack Reacher versus Harry Hole. It took me a while to get around to this book and I think it was at least partly due to it being of a quite daunting thickness (well over 600 pages in paperback in contrast to the early ones of the series that clocked in at just over half that). [The recoil made the barrel jump and the third bullet hit him in the head. Published Year: 2012 Mystery & Detective Thrillers & Crime. "Police", Jo Nesbo's 10th Harry Hole book, takes the series and the genre itself, to a whole new level of non-formulaic excellence and establishes him on the cutting edge. By comparison, the death of Harry's first partner, Ellen (in. What is it about Scandinavian thriller writers? When a police officer is found murdered at the scene of an old unsolved murder case that he was involved in investigating, it can hardly be a coincidence. Very, very, very disappointing follow-up to Nesbo's Phantom, a far superior book, even with the ridiculous passages from the rat's POV. I like to read a series in order and was frustrated by the constant reference to Australia in the first ones that I read (from Redeemer). Fife is a town that is under the rule of the Mayor, namely Tourtell, though the Chief Commissioner of the police is the actual man behind the curtain. So the final book (or so I thought!) Alibis preclude an easy arrest and the Squad is forced to return to the drawing board, with little to show for their work. Macbeth was published in 2018. Author: Jo Nesbo . I think it's the best one yet. He just wrote mildly entertaining novels one notch above mediocre and is the most famous author in the country I live in, so of course I have to read him. How many books has Jo Nesbo sold? Nesbø is primarily famous for his crime novels about Detective Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocals and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He is one of the most popular published Scandinavian authors, along with names like Stieg Larsson, Kurt Wallander, and Henning Mankell, among others. Reviewing a book I read in Swedish by a Norwegian author in English feels silly, but I'm doing it anyway. Inspector Harry Hole investigates a serial killer targeting Oslo’s police officers in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Harry Hole, now a full-time instructor at the Police Academy, is called upon to help as a consultant. It says "Harry Hole #10." Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy, industrial town, Jo Nesbo's Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. I didn't mind, though (was way too relieved for that I guess). ** For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. I absolutely loved it and if, like me you are not looking for the meaning of life in every book you read, you will too. What you want, what you crave, what you need. Please see my review for more details. You may think it’s time to catch up with Jo Nesbo, the Norwegian crime novelist everyone’s talking about, and you’re right. But this, this was something else. But this, t. 4* out of 5. Police: A Harry Hole Novel Summary & Study Guide. Norway’s ambassador to Thailand is found lying dead with a knife in his back in a Bangkok brothel. Published Year: 2008 . There are more things I would like to say but at the same time I do not want to give anything away that. The usual roller coaster of emotions as the grizzly, cynical, alcoholic, conflicted, brilliant ex cop Harry Hole cuts a swath through the Oslo underworld, attracting serial killers like blow flies on rotting meat along the way. The killings are extremely brutal and bestial. Multiple murders, multiple murderers and the loss of some very unexpected people make it completely enthralling. This one picks up where 'Phantom' left off. I can't remember the last time I have been so impressed by a crime novel. Of all Winslow’s books, the so-called Winslow’s Malone novels among the most popular Don Winslow books ever. This is the novel that really freaked me out. “Police” is Jo Nesbo’s tenth crime novel with inspector Harry Hole. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Phantom will give you more context, you don't have to read it, but you will enjoy Police more if you do. It is impressively executed and as a craftsmanship considered to be superb. Please try again. The return of Harry Hole is a very effectively told roller-coaster ride of a story and. There is indeed - Police. After the vague, yet horrible, end to the previous novel, the complete cast of characters remains in shock about how the Oslo Crime Squad will continue. All I can say is that the narrative didn't begin as I anticipated at all, even though it follows on from the events in the last book, The Leopard, and it’s this defying of expectations that sets the standard and pace for the rest of the tale. And then there's Harry's life with Rakel and Oleg which is now heading into uncharted territory. Knife: A New Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series), The Thirst: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series), Phantom: A Harry Hole Novel (9) (Harry Hole Series), The Leopard: A Harry Hole Novel (8) (Harry Hole Series), The Redeemer: A Harry Hole Novel (6) (Harry Hole Series), The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series, 5), “A dizzyingly taut feat of storytelling.”—, Jo Nesbø’s books have been translated into forty-seven languages. "Police", Jo Nesbo's 10th Harry Hole book, takes the series and the genre itself, to a whole new level of non-formulaic excellence and establishes him on the cutting edge. The Snowman A Chilling Thriller Page 2. Cockroaches (1998) — Harry Hole investigates child pornography and pedophilia in Bangkok. I have liked that his addictions have never been downplayed or waved away with a magic wand because that's the reality of having those addictions. Nesbo is boxing very clever in Police, giving us leads that are really ruses, especially as regards the state of health or otherwise of Harry. I hemmed and hawed over a 2 or 3 star rating, then eventually decided the excellent. Phantom: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 7). Please try your request again later. Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son, The Thirst and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. Like other reviewers have said, the twists and turns and red herrings keep you guessing right from the start. He just wrote mildly entertaining novels one notch above mediocre and is the most famous author in the country I live in, so of course I have to read him. Still, a very good read. He is the author of the Harry Hole series, the latest of which is. Police is #10 in Nesbø's wonderful Harry Hole series, and by golly, it's a winner. Hole is tepid in his acceptance, but needs a distraction as he is badgered by an overly flirtatious student who cries wolf when things do not go her way. Author: Jo Nesbo . Nesbo spends most of the book playing mind tricks on the reader and even in the last chapter he gives things a little twist that has you sitting on the edge of your seat. [ Harry got a happy ending. Reviewing a book I read in Swedish by a Norwegian author in English feels silly, but I'm doing it anyway. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. I simply could not put it down. Jo Nesbø is a bestselling Norwegian author and musician. Leaderless now, with Hole's seat empty, the team tries to piece things together, with little success. In Police - the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective - a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. I have loved all the Harry Hole books. “Police is a fast-paced crime novel with a great deal of exhilaration and suspense…. I really, really liked her character and how she evolved into this very cool person in her own right, not to mention her great relationship with Harry. With nothing to lose, will Hole end his time as Nesbø's protagonist on a winning note, or will the Crime Squad disappear onto the literary horizon with more unanswered questions and force readers to extrapolate on their own? To see what your friends thought of this book, I've read most of the books out of order and not had a problem, however this one definitely leans heavily on 'Phantom' the book before this one. Brilliant work, told in such a way that no Nesbø fan could complain. Without giving away the plot lines, Nesbo has created an exotic, Thinking about this book, the series and how it has evolved, I can't help contrasting it with the works of certain American "best seller" mystery/thriller authors whose series characters now lack the imagination, energy and complexity they showed in earlier books. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. [ the cliche of 'man freaks out after proposing/thinks he'll fuck everything up' was just really lame. If you are a fan of Nesbo, Police will not dismay. I'm an admitted fan of the series, and I just loved this book. As Sonny Mehta said he might become a phenomenon if he is not one already. Pottermore. I agree with Kyla Squires - the author is setting us up for the next book, and really, I don't need to see any more of Valentin. It will be translated before long. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Having upped the ante with the previous novel in the Harry Hole series, the author goes for broke here. For some reason these officers or former officers return to the scene of the unsolved murder on its anniversary and meet a gory end. In fact we have to wait until Chapter 18 to get a real sense as to Harry's inclusion in the. Please try again. Free download or read online Police pdf (ePUB) (Harry Hole Series) book. For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. The man has nine lives. I felt part of the problem was that Harry didn’t appear in the book until maybe 25% in and that was when the pace picked up and from that point on you need to strap yourself in as it feels like you are on an exciting rollercoaster ride. When the same thing happens to two other officers in a matter of months the pattern is as clear as it is terrifying. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 25, 2015. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. A lot of things going on to hold your interest and you do have to concentrate - no skim-reading. After Phantom's amazing twist-hanger I was almost delirious with glee and trepidation when I heard the next Harry Hole book Police was coming out. Start by marking “Police (Harry Hole, #10)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. This is a relatively small complaint, but in the end, it did distract a bit from the thrill of the story. He’s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 45 million copies around the world. When the same thing happens to two other officers in a matter of months the pattern is as clear as it is terrifying. Jo Nesbo’s ‘The Kingdom’ is a suspenseful bundle of Norwegian noir that’s almost impossible to put down By Richard Lipez November 9, 2020 at 4:24 p.m. UTC At this point, they can no longer work alone. Nesbø brings the Harry Hole series to a close with a thriller that keeps readers focussed until the final sentence. I really like Jo Nesbo and Harry Hole is a particular favourite character of mine. Something went wrong. Book Review VOLUME 3, ISSUE 7. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Unable to add item to List. Like, her character was sacrificed as a means to move the plot in a particular direction, and after that it didn't have any meaning or really resonate with the reader. I've been lucky enough to receive a preview copy of Police, the new Harry Hole story, and its a five star, no if's or but's. After the vague, yet horrible, end to the previous novel, the complete cast of characters remains in shock about how the Oslo Crime Squad will continue. 'Phantom' ended with Harry Hole apparently breathing his last and as 'Police' begins the other police characters take over to fill the void left by Harry. There are plots and sub-plots that twist and turn throughout the book, frights, heartbreaking deaths amid some unexpected happiness, new and memorable characters and the return of familiar faces who have become like family. This is not the best book of the series IMO as I felt it started really slowly with the usual JN attention to detail. POLICE. The Devil’s Star Series. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. - do something to jeopardize that was just lazy writing, I think. He was born in Oslo and grew up in Molde. Nesbø is primarily famous for his crime novels about Detective Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocals and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The Force was published in the year of 2017, spanning nearly five-hundred pages in total. Beneath him, darkness. A severely wounded man in a coma is kept alive at a hospital in Oslo. Nesbo is boxing very clever in Police, giving us leads that are really ruses, especially as regards the state of health or otherwise of Harry. That's been a contest during my August reading, but sorry Mr Child, Jo Nesbo has blown you out of the water. I can't remember the last time I have been so impressed by a crime novel. I've read most of the books out of order and not had a problem, however this one definitely leans heavily on 'Phantom' the book before this one. in the Harry Hole series does not disappoint! Rarely give out 5 stars but this is a no brainer. I've been lucky enough to receive a preview copy of Police, the new Harry Hole story, and its a five star, no if's or but's. In The Phantom we left him shot three times. It's irrelevant that the situation was described such that the sex would have been entirely consensual, because the important thing is that Harry still thought of the situation as one of rape, and he was willing to go there. [ the academy student who has a crush on Harry. It very soon became very clear to me, however, that if Nesbø writes this well, he can use as many pages as he wants to, as far as I'm concerned (or... almost, anyway). I think that it’s one of the best works of Jo Nesbo. Ugh. 11. Richard Lipez reviews Jo Nesbo’s newest novel ... suspenseful bundle of Norwegian noir by Jo Nesbo, the author of the esteemed Harry Hole police detective series. This is such a hard book to review because even the smallest detail about the content - the way the story unfolds (which can be very persuasive in a review) - runs the risk of spoiling what is an absolute cracker of an addition to the Harry Hole canon. by Knopf. But I think it's realistic to see him being rewarded, if you will, because he truly has been trying to turn his life around as much as he can. Inspector Harry Hole investigates a serial killer targeting Oslo’s police officers in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Newly-appoi. A densely plotted thriller that doesn't disappoint, Police is the tenth book by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo to feature Inspector Harry Hole. I didn't believe for one second that he could be up and around with seemingly only the physical scars/damage to show for it, rather than the extreme brain damage you'd fully expect, given how the murderer treated his previous victims. by Jo Nesbø ; translated by Don Bartlett ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 15, 2013. Lingering over them is the Gusto Hanssen case, crux of the previous novel, which remains unsolved, though many feel Hole knew how it all came together. A maverick Norwegian police detective with a drinking problem (Michael Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a woman who may be the latest victim of a serial killer. Beneath him, darkness. In Police—the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective—a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. I'm frank to confess that I have no idea how to review this book, and I will also say that, to my mind, a number of reviewers and even the publishers themselves have given away key elements of the plot that will diminish the enjoyment of the book for anyone unfortunate enough to have read their comments. I started reading Jo Nesbo's The Snowman and had to immediately get another book featuring Harry Hole. The Game-Changer Page 4. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Another Harry Hole story. Denny Malone is a man that only really desires to be a great police officer. The main characters of this mystery, crime story are , . Sometimes it’s hard to tell them apart. Do … He's never going to be a sunny, well-adjusted guy, we all know that and so do the characters in the novels (especially Rakel). Police: A Harry Hole Novel (10) (Harry Hole Series), Vintage Crime/Black Lizard; Reprint, Translation edition (July 15, 2014), Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2015. None of the old cases were ever solved. A wonderful read - many hours entertainment for a few quid, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 29, 2017. Jo Nesbø is a bestselling Norwegian author and musician. Jo Nesbo. [The recoil made the barrel jump and the third bullet hit him in the head. About Police. Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police,The Son, The Thirst and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. Thanks to bullet proof vests. 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