Headhunters by Jo Nesbø

Headhunters by Jo Nesbø

One of the biggest reading surprises of my reading year, this Jo Nesbø release is a book that made me read it in one go.


I picked up yet another Jo Nesbo book, while in my need-a-good-crime-book phase. But Headhunters proved to be a small diamond.

I cannot yet decide which genre I would put it in. I cannot categorize it. It is under crime, thriller, and mystery. I would say it is a suspense novel.

Roger Brown is certainly not a likable person. But he was a character who I wanted to succeed in his goals. Probably because I found those around him even worse than he was. His adventures were very interesting and sometimes comical. He reached catharsis, in a way he did not like and using means he was trying to avoid for years. But the intelligence and cunningness, which were described from the very beginning, played a very important role in his master plan.

The small changes and differences from his other works, make Jo Nesbo’s writing style show his depth and maturity.

Headhunters is definitely one of my favorite books!

An artist who maintains that he has been misunderstood is almost always a bad artist who, I’m afraid to say, has been understood.’

Headhunters by Jo Nesbø

Title: Headhunters
Author: Jo Nesbø
Genre: Murder, Mystery Elements, Suspense, Thriller
Published by: Harper
ISBN: 0307948684
Published on: 6 September, 2011
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 265
Audio Length: 9 Hours: 1 minute
Rated: five-stars
Heat: Half a Flame

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Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes: Greve just so happens to mention that he owns a priceless Peter Paul Rubens painting that’s been lost since World War II—and Roger Brown just so happens to dabble in art theft. But when he breaks into Greve’s apartment, he finds more than just the painting. And Clas Greve may turn out to be the worst thing that’s ever happened to Roger Brown.


About Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø is a bestselling Norwegian author and musician. He was born in Oslo and grew up in Molde. Nesbø graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics with a degree in economics. Nesbø is primarily famous for his crime novels about Detective Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocals and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. In 2007 Nesbø also released his first children's book, Doktor Proktors Prompepulver.


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