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Hour of the Wolf by Hakan Nesser

Hour of the Wolf (original 1999; edition 2012)

by Hakan Nesser (Author)

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Title:Hour of the Wolf
Authors:Hakan Nesser (Author)
Info:Pan Books (2012), Edition: Main Market ed

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Hour of the Wolf by Håkan Nesser (1999)



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Today I have done something I rarely do – I’ve read an eBook, and now you’re going to hear about it! For the first time, I’ve been so drawn to a concept that I have *gasp* BOUGHT a book online. Of course, being the dinosaur that I am, I promptly printed it to read…. LOL

Anyway, having just indulged in the world created by C.J. Elliott – I wanted to share some impressions of the book, which is the first of a set called “The Four Brothers Clan Series” – and oh my what brothers!!

So, in Hour of the Wolf you will meet Matéo – and the beautiful Reese Emerson. Reese is a unique character, and a perfect match for the loup garou hero of this tale. She hears whispers, other people’s thoughts constantly disrupt her life. In an effort to escape and find some peaceful rest, Reese flees to her sanctuary in the mountains. What she finds is not solitude and peace, but a passion that will change her life forever.

Matéo is hunting a predator who owes a blood debt that Matéo intends to collect. When his prey sets sights on Reese, he is forced to reveal his true nature.

Cindy Jacks has a beautiful, fluid writing style that takes her readers in and keeps them enchanted with her descriptive words and strong imagery. The passion is seductive and sensual, the story exciting and vibrant with life and tension. I wanted Hour of the Wolf to go on because I wanted to know more and stay in Cindy’s world. I can’t wait to read the next chapter of this exciting and engaging series…

If I was a reviewer, I’d give this five kisses, five stars, whatever you want to use as a label. Instead, I will give CJ Elliott five HUGS and ask her to get the next chapter out as quickly as possible, because I love what she’s doing and can’t wait to meet the next of her sexy brothers and see what he’s all about!! ( )
  DenyseBridger | Jun 12, 2014 |
Fantastic Book well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it from the start. ( )
  dano35ie | Apr 22, 2014 |
Originally published in Sweden in 1999, this is the 7th of ten in the Van Veeteren series, although it is Chief Inspector Rheinhart who is the main investigator here, as Van Veeteren is now retired and working as an antiquarian bookseller. In this story a drunk driver knocks down and kills a pedestrian, and in trying to cover up his actions, sets in motion a chain of events with further catastrophic results. Van Veeteren is present though, as he is drawn back into the investigation when it affects him personally in the worst way possible.

This story has a well constructed plot and interestingly you get to see events from the point of view of both the killer and the police. One might wonder though about the quick transition of the guilty party from hit-and-run driver to cold killer in such a short space. But I loved this book and how all unfolds, it kept my interest throughout. Near top marks from me for this, one of Hakan Nesser's best in my estimation. ( )
  ebyrne41 | Aug 17, 2012 |
For some reason just had a problem relating to this one and I am not quite sure why. There were many different threads to follow and the writing was very simplistic, maybe it was just me because I usually like these books quite a bit. It almost read like a YA novel, not the violence factor but the speech factor. ( )
  Beamis12 | May 28, 2012 |
Tightly written, with sympathetic characters (except for a couple of bad guys, whose motivations and actions are explained appropriately within the narrative). Author Nesser sets the metaphorical billiard balls of the title neatly in motion, but he plays us a trick about 2/3 of the way through -- his omniscient narrator disappears, just as a confrontation is approaching between two bad guys, and Nesser deprives us of any direct account of the resolution of that key struggle. In addition, the ageing retired commissioner Van Veetering becomes the means of solution of the murders apparently by a sudden insight over a chessboard which is never adequately explained to us. The cast of policemen and their families is well portrayed, keeping the human dimension solidly present throughout, and the griefs and slow recuperation of the old policeman are given in sympathetic detail.
  lmichaelmeigs | May 26, 2008 |
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In the natural order of things, fathers do not bury their sons. Paul Auster, The red notebook
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Pojken som snart skulle dö skrattade och gjorde sig fri.
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«La vita è una faccenda molto sopravvalutata – disse Van Veeteren. – Anche se è meglio non scoprirlo troppo presto».
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In the dead of night, in the pouring rain, a drunk driver smashes his car into a young man. He abandons the body at the side of the road, but the incident will set in motion a chain of events which will change his life forever.

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