Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Redbreast - Jo Nesbo

One of the earlier Harry Hole thrillers, The Redbreast is great fun to read but a tad disappointing in the denouement.  I understand the attraction of rooting the crime in Norway's bipolar wartime experience but the war element of the two-strand narrative collapses to pretty much nothing once you know the twist.  Unlike Headhunters, it is a bit of a cheat.  Even so, you have to read Redbreast to fully understand The Snowman, The Leopard etc.

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