The Thirst

The Thirst

Book - 2017
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"Harry Hole returns in the eleventh installment of the best-selling, electrifying crime fiction series that includes The Bat, The Snowman, and, most recently, Police. In Police--the last novel featuring Jo Nesbo 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. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters--a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
Edition: First United States edition
ISBN: 9780385352161
Branch Call Number: Mystery Nesbo
Characteristics: 461 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Neil (Neil Andrew), - Translator


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CircMary Aug 15, 2017

A must-read for all Harry Hole fans, although this one didn't seem to have the "on-the-edge-of-your-seat" feeling the others did.

Jul 29, 2017

This was Jo Nesbo's latest novel on Inspector Harry Hole, #11, and was a very quick read - making me wish it would never end OR that the author was publishing #12 in the series.

Jul 04, 2017

Persevered with Nesbo's long paragraphs of fillers for 3/4 quarters of this novel in which his characters ruminate about a topic of interest to them. Whether its about music, American Indian practices, vampire studies - it was uninteresting to read. However, these passages make the time pass in the novel and stretch the novel to many pages as Harry and his team return to identify a killer with vampire tendencies- a good plotline. The payoff for persistent reading comes with the ending - lots of action and turn arounds. The novel continues where the last novel ended with the same characters and conflicting relationships among colleagues. Mikael Bellman, now Chief of Police, still has a strong connection with his image maker, Isabella, and his childhood friend, Truls Berenstein still hot for his wife, Ulla, has been demoted to a filing clerk position in the police force. Not a novel to begin reading about Harry Hole

Jul 03, 2017

Disappointing. Too much imagination, too much plot and not enough literary development. Way below Mankel's average effort. Very bloody, lack of subtle sensibility.

Jun 30, 2017

Comic book silly. Implausible and ridiculous= boring.

Jun 18, 2017

One of my favourite series & maybe my expectations were unrealistic following "The Son" & "Police" which were both amazing reads. Took a while to get into this one. Harry Hole is in a reflective mood due to a personal crisis & the reemergence of a killer he failed to catch in a previous case.
But Nesbo is the master of creating intricate story lines with plenty of misdirection to keep you guessing. After a slow & over long first half, it finally caught fire & the last quarter is a full on page turner. The ending guarantees I'll be waiting on the next instalment.

May 28, 2017

A little too much gore this time - did some fast-forwarding, but still love Harry.

May 17, 2017

Maybe it's just me or maybe my expectations were too high but I found this to be a disappointment after Police and The Son. Overly long , kind of dull, too many false endings and extraneous plot lines. Not the page turner I had hoped for.

May 09, 2017

Jo Nesbo just keeps getting better with his Harry Hole character. Riveting stuff and the twists and turns kept me fascinated right to the end.

Nov 27, 2016

Book 11 in the Harry Hole series


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