The Leopard is the eighth book in the Harry Hole series, by Jo Nesbo.
And it’s probably my favourite from all the Jo Nesbo books I have read!
I don’t know how or why, but from the very beginning I knew that The Leopard would be one of my favorite books, ever!
It is more gruesome than I am used to by Jo, and I loved it!
I think it had a few plot circles that could have been avoided, but it still didn’t make me want to put it down.
Even when I thought that everything had ended, yet there were more than enough pages left.
I must say, this may just be one of the best books of 2017.
Time will tell, like always. But still…. Huge book (especially compared to his other books) and amazing plot!
And a small jtem when it comes to the hidden subplots that I figured out early on!
When I started The Leopard, I was ready to face a mediocre book, judging it from its size. I was fooled. Both by Harry Hole and Jo Nesbo. Don’t let that happen to you, too!
This book deserves each and every one of the five stars.
Harry closed his eyes. It struck him how strangely normal and obvious the idea seemed, how little resistance he felt. Quite the opposite, he felt relief. Relief at inflicting even more pain on himself, if necessary risking his own life in an attempt to survive. It was logical, simple, the black void of doubt repressed by bright, clear, insane idea. Harry turned round on his stomach with his head against the U bolt so that there was some slack in the wire. Then he cautiously got up onto his knees. Touched his jaw. Found the point. The joint where everything centred : the pain, the jaw point, the knot, the jumble of nerve and muscles that only just held his jaw together after the incident in Hong Kong.
Title: The Leopard (Harry Hole, #8)
Author: Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett
Series: Harry Hole #8
Also in this series: The Redbreast, Nemesis
Genre: Contemporary Crime Fiction
Published by: Harper
Published on: 26 June, 2012
Audio Length: 19 Hours: 26 minutes
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In this electrifying new addition to Jo Nesbø’s internationally acclaimed series, Harry Hole must confront the darkest demons in his city—and in himself.
Inspector Harry Hole has retreated to Hong Kong, escaping the trauma of his last case in squalid opium dens, when two young women are found dead in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches a fever pitch.
There are no clues, the police investigation is stalled, and Harry—the one man who might be able to help—can’t be found. After he returns to Oslo, the killer strikes again, Harry’s instincts take over, and nothing can keep him from the investigation, though there is little to go on.
Worse, he will soon come to understand that he is dealing with a psychopath who will put him to the test, both professionally and personally, as never before.