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Phantom (2011)

by Jo Nesbo

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Series: Harry Hole (9)

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    ElizaJane: At the least, start with this book. Then continue reading in order.
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Not quite up there with The Leopard and depressing subject matter and outcomes. Setting up for the next novel was more obvious than in previous books. Still very well written and easy to read - kudos to the translator. ( )
  Superenigmatix | Jan 16, 2016 |
Harry Hole returns to Oslo from Hong Kong to help out his former girlfriend Rakel's son Oleg. Oleg is accused of murdering Gusto, a thief and a drug dealer. Harry explores the world of drugs in Olso, especially a new drug, violin. A gritty mystery told from multiple viewpoints, including the dying Gusto. Well written but really depressing at times. ( )
  RachelNF | Jan 15, 2016 |
I'm enjoying this series a lot, but I think I do have to stop reading it backwards. I had started doing that, because I had read that the later books were better, but the plots really are somewhat interrelated, and it's harder to think backward than forward. ( )
  heathrel | Dec 24, 2015 |
I have always enjoyed the Harry Hole series, albeit that I was a little disappointed in the two earlier novels, published here out of sequence. I was also a bit disappointed in this one; mainly because I felt the second narrative about the events leading up to the main crime was rather overdone and distracted us too much from the main action. I cannot say much about the plot but will say that two key twists were delivered perfectly. One area where the book lacked a bit of credibility was the extent of Harry's various soundings at various stages, how on earth did he carry on? I still like Jo Nesbo and will keep him on my to read list. ( )
  johnwbeha | Nov 18, 2015 |
When Harry Hole moved to Hong Kong, he thought he was escaping the traumas of his life in Oslo and his career as a detective for good. But now, the unthinkable has happened—Oleg, the boy he helped raise, has been arrested for killing a man. Harry can't believe that Oleg is a murderer, so he returns to hunt down the real killer. Although he's off the police force, he still has a case to solve that will send him into the depths of the city’s drug culture, where a shockingly deadly new street drug is gaining popularity. This most personal of investigations will force Harry to confront his past and the wrenching truth about Oleg and himself. ( )
  icre8dstny | Jun 30, 2015 |
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There are some readers who will feel such prose itself amounts to a petty crime. But even many of them will be helpless in the face of Nesbo's brilliant, breakneck plotting, which sends Hole back and forth across Oslo, unraveling an intricate series of clues about the city's drug trade and its police force, which is as corrupt as ever.
 
Three years have gone by since Harry Hole limped out of Oslo in a blur of drugs and booze. Now the ex-cop is back in town, clean and sober, and he’s on a mission. It seems that Oleg, the good kid of past Hole novels, has been nailed for a drug murder. Hole needs to clear the kid.

In the Oleg story, Nesbo expands even his generous concept of tangled narratives, and though it’s a matter of personal taste, the process of expansion seems to have produced more credible entertainment than the last couple of Hole books have presented.
added by VivienneR | editThe Toronto Star, Jack Batten (Jun 2, 2012)
 
Jo Nesbø viser i «Gjenferd» hvilken virtuos forteller han er innen en sjanger som det nærmest er gått inflasjon i. Når man lukker boka etter drøye 450 sider har man lest noe som enkelt sagt kan ligne på en gresk tragedie i triviallitterær forkledning.
added by annek49 | editDagsavisen, Turid Larsen (Jun 9, 2011)
 
Harry Hole har sin niende inkarnasjon vært edru i tre år, han er i bedre fysisk form enn på lenge, mens psyken er der den alltid har vært og litt til; gråslitt, selvoppgitt og ridd av melancholiaens Hole spesial. Men; har du først kjøpt og slukt Harry Hole med hud og hår, er det akkurat så sliten han må være nå etter all julingen han har fått siden «Flaggermusmannen» i 1997.
added by annek49 | editNRK, Leif Ekle (Jun 9, 2011)
 
«Gjenferd» er en kriminalroman som innfrir på alle nivåer. Den er skrevet med engasjement, av en forfatter som tror på sin egen fortelling. Og som behersker to ting bedre enn noen andre samtidskrimforfattere jeg kan komme på. Det første er å bygge opp ytre spenning.
Det andre er å villede leseren når det kommer til det evige spørsmålet om hvem som har gjort det. Du kan prøve, men du har ikke en sjanse
 

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Determined to prove the innocence of a young man he helped raise, disgraced former cop Harry Hole embarks on an increasingly dangerous investigation linked to Oslo's most virulent street drug.

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