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Rue Sans-Souci by Jo Nesbo

Rue Sans-Souci (original 2002; edition 2005)

by Jo Nesbo, Alexis Fouillet (Traduction)

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Title:Rue Sans-Souci
Authors:Jo Nesbo
Other authors:Alexis Fouillet (Traduction)
Info:Gaïa (2005), Broché, 504 pages
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Nemesis by Jo Nesbo (2002)


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It took a long time to get going, I was easily confused about which character was which, and it had far too any far-flung threads that only resolved in extremely complicated ways. I'm not really sure I will read the other Nesbø books I have.
  amyem58 | Jul 3, 2014 |
Not as thrilling/harrowing as his later Hole books, this is still very exciting with almost too many twists. Nice atmosphere of Norway and Brazil. ( )
  jerhogan | Jun 24, 2014 |
Nemesis is the fourth novel by Jo Nesbø to feature Inspector Harry Hole, alcoholic loner and excellent detective. In Nemesis, Harry meets up with an old flame and wakes up with a giant gap in his memory and a dead former girlfriend. Add to that a particularly violent bank robbery, an Albanian Gypsy convict with a liking for Sun Tzu, an overly affectionate Rottweiler and Harry's old nemesis, Inspector Tom Waaler, and a new sidekick who has a photographic memory for faces and you get quite a wild ride of a novel. Though not quite as good as The Redbreast, Nemesis is still engrossing and well worth a read! ( )
  Hanneri | Jun 23, 2014 |
Chaos. Nearly gave it 4 stars, maybe I should have done. I delighted in the way the solution changed and changed and changed. Each time seeming plausible but turning out wrong. Being plausible is not enough so let's hope the truth was the truth by the end. Moved the running sub plot along gently as well so I shall keep reading in the right order. ( )
  Ma_Washigeri | Jun 17, 2014 |
Nemesis is like a race but imagine the finish line being move every time a runner approach. That's how it was like reading Nemesis. It was an intricate mystery that never ended until it does and even that "ending" is a bit vague and melacholy.

Det. Harry Hole is investigating a bank robbery that ends in the murder of one of the bank employees. This puts him face to face with Det. Tom Waaler, the dirty cop involved in the murder of Harry's former partner, Ellen. Hole also gets a new partner who has an interesting talent: she can remember every face she has ever seen.

On the personal front, Hole's lady love, Raquel, is in Moscow in danger of losing custody of her son Oleg and a former love, Anna Bethsen, contacts him for dinner. This is when things gets interesting. When Hole wakes up the next day, he's nauseous and has gaps in his memory. He thinks he's been drinking again. He's called to investigate a suspected suicide: Anna's. Except something is not quite right...

Nemesis was really good. The mystery was complex but it really connected beautifully. These Scandinavian mysteries are dark and twisted and this novel was no exception. Sometimes I wished Hole made better choices and it's frustrating but it makes the narrative worth reading to the end. Jo Nesbø does a great job creating atmosphere. I could feel the cold and loneliness of Norway. ( )
  Y2Ash | Apr 16, 2014 |
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Captured on closed-circuit television: A man walks into an Oslo bank, puts a gun to a cashier’s head, and tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn’t get his money fast enough, he pulls the trigger. The young woman dies—and two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace.

After a drunken evening with his former girlfriend, Anna Bethsen, Police Detective Harry Hole wakes up at home with a headache, no cell phone, and no memory of the past twelve hours. That same day, Anna is found shot dead in her bedroom, making Hole a prime suspect in an investigation led by his hated adversary Tom Waaler. Meanwhile, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery, sending rogue detective Hole from the streets of Oslo to steaming Brazil in a race to close two cases and clear his name. But Waaler isn’t finished with his longtime nemesis quite yet.

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Oslo Police Detective Harry Hole is assigned to investigate a series of bank robberies of unparalleled savagery while at the same time absolving himself of the murder of his former girlfriend in a criminal investigation led by his longtime adversary Tom Waaler and Waaler's vigilante police force.… (more)

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