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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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Sixth in the Harry Hole series. This one is full of switchbacks. I was pretty sure who the ultimate villain was, until about two thirds of the way through, when the twists began to baffle me. Nesbo continually misdirects the reader, at least this reader, and maybe I should know by now that the obvious is never the answer in Nesbo's mysteries, but this one was a doozy. For the squeamish, there is only one truly bizarrely violent episode, although there is, shall I say, more standard violence, where people get shot or otherwise damaged.

Depending on how much you are likely to be misled, and how much you enjoy this, I guess this might rate three stars or four stars. ( )
  ffortsa | Apr 5, 2017 |
Kept me guessing until the end. ( )
  sraelling | Mar 12, 2017 |
Nesbo is up to his usual standard of interesting characters, unpredictable plot, bizarre killings and multiple surprise endings. In addition he creates characters you love to hate, hate to love and who all have traits, strengths and frailties that make them so human. ( )
  Hanneri | Sep 23, 2016 |
(Forgive me, Norwegians. I put it on my Goodreads Sweden shelf. I don't have a Norway shelf.)
Now for the book: Cold. People are freezing. Icy fog everywhere. Thin coats. Forgotten longies. Murder, shootings, stabbings. And rapes and beatings. Salvation Army crooks. Nice watches. Junkies. Immigrant abuse. Right wing police cells. and Harry Hole stops fighting his boss.

The plot exhausts itself and the reader too about page 300. But you brave on.

You realize you never want to visit Norway. That's OK.

( )
  kerns222 | Aug 24, 2016 |
As thrillers go, Jo Nesbø's novels are mostly excellent, impossible to put down if you have started to read. The Redeemer is no exception, well written, a great and innovative plot, interesting backdrop in the Salvation Army, characters with many faces (this time even literally...). Nesbø knows how to hook the reader, and most of the story is highly believable and feels well researched. My only objection is part of the dialogue for some of the characters, a bit one-dimensional and literary, like the psychologist, Skarre and the commander in the army. But don't let that stop you from a very good read. ( )
  petterw | Jul 10, 2016 |
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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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"Vem är han som kommer från Edom, från Bosra i högröda kläder, så präktig i sin dräkt, så stolt i sin stora kraft? - Det är jag, som talar i rättfärdighet, jag, som är en mästare till att frälsa." Jesaja, 63:1
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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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