The Redbreast by Jo Nesbø

The Redbreast

By Jo Nesbø

  • Release Date: 2012-01-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 331 Ratings
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Description

Jo Nesbo’s The Snowman is soon to be a major motion picture, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and J.K. Simmons.

“An elegant and complex thriller….Harrowingly beautiful.”
—New York Times Book Review

“A hugely impressive achievement—ambitious in scope, and skilled in execution.”
—Los Angeles Times

“The Redbreast certainly ranks with the best of current American crime fiction.”
—Washington Post

No disrespect meant to Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson, but Jo Nesbø, the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman, is the most exciting Scandinavian thriller writer in the crime fiction business. The Redbreast is a fabulous introduction to Nesbø’s tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole. A brilliant and epic novel, breathtaking in its scope and design—winner of The Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel and selected as the best Norwegian crime novel ever written by members of Norway’s book clubs—The Redbreast is a chilling tale of murder and betrayal that ranges from the battlefields of World War Two to the streets of modern-day Oslo. Follow Hole as he races to stop a killer and disarm a ticking time-bomb from his nation’s shadowy past. Vogue magazine says that “nobody can delve into the dark, twisted mind of a murderer better than a Scandinavian thriller writer”…and nobody does it better than Jo Nesbø! James Patterson fans should also take note.

Reviews

  • Awesome

    5
    By langford39
    Very well done
  • Excellent

    5
    By Escelent
    Very well thought writing.
  • A tale of intrigue and psychological thriller

    5
    By Fonstev
    This tale has so many twists and turns, comings and goings I really had to pay attention and even reread some of the pages to get the gist but it is gripping and heart wrenching right up to the end.
  • The Redbreast

    5
    By Blueplatypus58
    Fantastic book! The characters, the constantly winding plot, settings keep it interesting to the very end.
  • The a Redbreast

    4
    By Loui11
    Read the whole book, really didn't understand it but loved it anyway
  • Starts off a bit convoluted...

    4
    By EmilyGilmour
    Loads of seemingly unrelated loose ends make the story confusing in the beginning, but it is worth hanging in there - nesbo brings them all together masterfully in the end.
  • The Redbreast

    5
    By Max Mustang
    Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole is my kind of guy. Nesbo at his finest. A tutorial on Quislings, the Scandinavian Front in WW II brought forward to better times. Serial killings, complex who done it, Harry meets a girl, Harry gets promoted by accident coupled with Squad room drama. A great read.
  • Good read

    3
    By shlampe
    This was a good read. I like the style. As I've gotten further along in the series, the translation has gotten better (this one has a few spots that get a little confused). In all, a really enjoyable book and I'm going to be reading more.
  • Start the series here

    5
    By James Hulbert
    This is the logical starting place for US readers of Nesbø... Your chance to get in on the ground floor with the ongoing characters who drive all the subsequent Harry Hole novels. I often blog about Nesbø at Jascha Writes, and, to judge by the feedback I get, everybody else is just as enthusiastic about him as I am. An author, and a series detective, to get under your skin...

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