jamiebowen0306 (jamiebowen0306) wrote,

I finished "The Redeemer" by Jo Nesbo today.

This book is about Inspector Harry Hole, Jo Nesbo's many character. He's something like a Norwegian John Rebus (in that he's an alcoholic with authority issues), for those who know Ian Rankin's work. In this book he's investigating who killed a Salvation Army officer at one of their fundraisers. The killer later makes an attempt on his brother, brother's girlfriend, and a policeman assigned to prtoect them.

It's not a bad read. It certainly rattles along at a fair old lick. My one criticism would be that it's impossible for the reader to guess that there'd be a plot twist at the end. Most authors give away a few clues as to the why of a crime in their books, but that doe4sn't happen here till it's all gettin wrapped up.

Incidentally, I wouldn't start the series with this book. Not because it's bad, but because it gives away plot elements that occur in books that appear earlier in the series.
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