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De Verlosser by Jo Nesbo

De Verlosser (2005)

by Jo Nesbo

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The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo (2005)



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This was the first book I read by Jo Nesbø and I enjoyed it. It reminded me to the Wallander-series by Henning Mankell. Both have a main character who isn't without problems or thinks life isn't difficult sometimes. The story was nice to read, the writing style was good as well. I didn't gues the end of the story till I got there, so it still was a surprise for me. (Which in my opinion is very good. How many books have I read while knowing the end after some pages...) It made me curious to the other books by Jo Nesbø, and I have already read Marekors, but am still planning to read more of his books... ( )
  Floratina | Sep 21, 2014 |
A professional killer shoots a member of the Salvation Army during a concert and Harry Hole has to search the lower echelons of Oslo to figure out who could have it out for a soldier of God. Other than the usual Nesbø-quirk where it sometimes takes some work figuring out who is the topic of a scene, this is a great mystery; it's well-plotted, suspenseful, full of great characters, and the stakes are high for everyone involved. If you like twisty mysteries, Harry Hole is your guy, but I'd recommend reading them in the original publication order or things will get a little confusing at times. ( )
  -Eva- | Apr 29, 2014 |
Two words that can be use to describe my feelings after reading Jo Nesbø's The Redeemer:

Mind. Blown.

Honestly, The Redeemer was too much. It was incredible. The way that that Nesbø described and connected the various threads to form an amazing literary tapestry was amazing! The Redeemer starts off with the rape of a 14 year-old girl in the early 1990s in one of Norway's Salvation Army camps. It flashes forward to 2003, when the present story takes place, where a newly sober and single Det. Harry Hole is investigating the death of an officer who was part of Norway's Salvation Army.

Could these events be related?

Duh. This is a Nesbø novel. Nothing in them is ever filler. Even the few pit stops in Croatia detailing the assassin's life up until to they find their target was important in the grander scheme of the narrative.

I was really impressed with this novel because, for all intents and purposes, I should have been über confused. There was so much going on but everything but everything was explained in a matter of fact manner. I haven't admire Harry Hole more though. It was nice to see him not succumb, completely, to his uncontrollable alcoholism. He was in rare fighting with all of his synapses firing. ( )
  Y2Ash | Apr 16, 2014 |
A little bit of a SPOILER included:

The main story is about a professional killer who kills an important member of the Salvation Army. The story focuses on the killer trying to survive in a foreign country without any resources and Harry Hole trying to figure out the “who-dun-it”, etc. There are a few small twists but nothing that “WOWed” me.

I've read all the Harry Hole books up to this one so far. I have to say, this is probably my least favorite one. I think Nesbo writing improved since the beginning of the series but I just didn't get into this story as much as some of the others. I have been a BIG Harry Hole fan but I am slowly starting to lose interest in the series…this loss of interest stared before but has increased with this book.

The story seemed to stall in some sections but not all of it was slow. It has some really good parts but as I have noticed with past Jo Nesbo books, he makes some “errors” with facts. In one area he is discussing the dog meat found in someone’s vomit and they state that the food must have come from a Chinese restaurant because that is the “only place in the world that eats dog”. NOPE. In fact there are MANY countries that eat dog…Korea being the most well-known. Its little things like this that are starting to annoy me with his books (in previous books he makes completely uneducated “guesses” about firearms and other things…no, revolvers DON’T have magazines/clips Mr. Nesbo.

Overall: 3.5 stars ( )
  Disco_grinch | Apr 1, 2014 |
I had not read anything in the Harry Hole series before The Redeemer. I found the book a great entry into the series and plan on reading and/or listening to more installments. The book is a conventional but very expert police mystery with just the right amount of exotic Norwegianess thrown in. The reader was a pro's pro. This was a thoroughly entertaining and even thought-provoking listen. ( )
  byebyelibrary | Mar 26, 2014 |
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Who is this that comes from Edom, coming from Bozrah, his garments stained crimson? Who is this, in glorious apparel, marching in the greatness of his strength? 'It is I, who announce that right has won the day, it is I,' says the Lord, 'for I am mighty to save.'
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As Christmas approaches, Detective Harry Hole investigates the murder of a Salvation Army singer, who turns out to have been shot by mistake.

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