The Thirst

The Thirst

Book - 2017
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A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case. When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he's to finally catch the one who got away.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, 2017.
ISBN: 9780735272477
0735272476
Branch Call Number: FIC Nesbo
Characteristics: 461 pages : map.
Additional Contributors: Smith, Neil 1964-

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CircMary Aug 15, 2017

A must-read for all Harry Hole fans, although this one didn't seem to have the "on-the-edge-of-your-seat" feeling the others did.

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gailjackman
Jul 29, 2017

This was Jo Nesbo's latest novel on Inspector Harry Hole, #11, and was a very quick read - making me wish it would never end OR that the author was publishing #12 in the series.

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gloryb
Jul 04, 2017

Persevered with Nesbo's long paragraphs of fillers for 3/4 quarters of this novel in which his characters ruminate about a topic of interest to them. Whether its about music, American Indian practices, vampire studies - it was uninteresting to read. However, these passages make the time pass in the novel and stretch the novel to many pages as Harry and his team return to identify a killer with vampire tendencies- a good plotline. The payoff for persistent reading comes with the ending - lots of action and turn arounds. The novel continues where the last novel ended with the same characters and conflicting relationships among colleagues. Mikael Bellman, now Chief of Police, still has a strong connection with his image maker, Isabella, and his childhood friend, Truls Berenstein still hot for his wife, Ulla, has been demoted to a filing clerk position in the police force. Not a novel to begin reading about Harry Hole

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Rogerhockett
Jul 03, 2017

Disappointing. Too much imagination, too much plot and not enough literary development. Way below Mankel's average effort. Very bloody, lack of subtle sensibility.

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bob74
Jun 30, 2017

Comic book silly. Implausible and ridiculous= boring.

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emerge
Jun 18, 2017

One of my favourite series & maybe my expectations were unrealistic following "The Son" & "Police" which were both amazing reads. Took a while to get into this one. Harry Hole is in a reflective mood due to a personal crisis & the reemergence of a killer he failed to catch in a previous case.
But Nesbo is the master of creating intricate story lines with plenty of misdirection to keep you guessing. After a slow & over long first half, it finally caught fire & the last quarter is a full on page turner. The ending guarantees I'll be waiting on the next instalment.

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exie3
May 28, 2017

A little too much gore this time - did some fast-forwarding, but still love Harry.

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richnew
May 17, 2017

Maybe it's just me or maybe my expectations were too high but I found this to be a disappointment after Police and The Son. Overly long , kind of dull, too many false endings and extraneous plot lines. Not the page turner I had hoped for.

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jazpur
May 09, 2017

Jo Nesbo just keeps getting better with his Harry Hole character. Riveting stuff and the twists and turns kept me fascinated right to the end.

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maipenrai
Nov 27, 2016

Book 11 in the Harry Hole series

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EllaMill
Sep 10, 2017

EllaMill thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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