Synopses & Reviews
In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat — with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work. But Hole's determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler's crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.
“Astonishingly confident. . . . The Devils Star
scores with an intriguing plot and Nesbos mastery of pace and tension.” — The Times (London)
From one of the most celebrated crime writers in Europe and the award-winning author of The Redbreast comes an epic thriller featuring Police Detective Harry Hole. In the vein of the crime novels of James Patterson and Dennis Lehane, Jo Nesbos The Devils Star is an intricately plotted and suspenseful thrill-ride from beginning to end.
About the Author
Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist, and one of Europe's most critically acclaimed and successful crime writers today. His first novel featuring Police Detective Harry Hole was an instant hit in Norway, winning the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel — the most prestigious crime-writing award in Northern Europe. Norwegian readers voted his novel The Redbreast the best Norwegian crime novel of all time. Nesbo lives in Oslo.