The Thirst: Book summary and reviews of The Thirst by Jo Nesbo

The Thirst

A Harry Hole Novel

by Jo Nesbo

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The Thirst by Jo Nesbo
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  • Published in USA  May 2017
    480 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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In this electrifying new thriller from the author of Police and The Snowman, Inspector Harry Hole hunts down a serial murderer who targets his victims ... on Tinder.

The murder victim, a self-declared Tinder addict. The one solid clue - fragments of rust and paint in her wounds - leaves the investigating team baffled.

   Two days later, there's a second murder: a woman of the same age, a Tinder user, an eerily similar scene. 

The chief of police knows there's only one man for this case. But Harry Hole is no longer with the force. He promised the woman he loves, and he promised himself, that he'd never go back: not after his last case, which put the people closest to him in grave danger.

But there's something about these murders that catches his attention, something in the details that the investigators have missed. For Harry, it's like hearing "the voice of a man he was trying not to remember." Now, despite his promises, despite everything he risks, Harry throws himself back into the hunt for a figure who haunts him, the monster who got away.

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"Starred Review. Nesbø depicts a heartbreakingly conflicted Harry, who both wants to forget the horrors he's trying to prevent and knows he has to remember them in all their grim detail." - Publishers Weekly

"Middling for this distinguished series: yet more evidence of why Scandinavian crime writers continue to dominate international bestseller lists." - Kirkus

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Jo Nesbo Author Biography

With his internationally acclaimed crime novels featuring Detective Harry Hole, Jo Nesbø has achieved an unparalleled success both in his native country Norway and abroad, winning the hearts of critics, booksellers and readers alike. Translated into more than forty languages, awarded a range of awards and boasting record-breaking sales, Nesbø has been lavishly praised by international critics for broadening the scope of the contemporary crime novel, and is today regarded as one the best crime writers of our time.

Books to Date:

Harry Hole Series
1. The Redbreast (2006)
2. Nemesis (2008)
3. The Devil's Star (2005)
4. The Redeemer (2009)
5. The Snowman (2010)
6. The Leopard (2011)
7. Phantom (2012)
8. Police (2013)
9. The Son (2014)

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