The Redeemer: Harry Hole #6 by Jo Nesbo

The Redeemer: Harry Hole #6 by Jo Nesbo

After giving a shot to another crime author, I regretted it deeply and came back to Jo Nesbo with this release.

The Redeemer


One of the few books from Jo Nesbo that did not impress me as much as others. Even knowing, in most of the Harry Hole series, who the killer is, it is the how and why that keep us reading. This time, I did not find that intrigue. I had figured out who and how pretty quickly and as for the why, I was not interested in the characters enough to care. There was only one subplot that interested me a bit more than the rest, and that kept me going until the end. A very nice surprise came at the end, but it still was not enough for me to love this book as much as others.

It was a good book, just not as gripping or engaging as others in this series.

“Charity. Sharing and helping your neighbor. The Bible deals with nothing else. In fact, you have to search extremely hard to find anything about sex before marriage, abortion, homosexuality, or a woman’s right to speak in public. But, of course, it is easier for Pharisees to talk aloud about subordinate clauses than to describe and perform the great actions the Bible leaves us in no doubt about: You have to give half of what you own to someone who has nothing. Thousands of people are dying every day without hearing the words of God because these Christians will not let go of their earthly goods. I’m giving them a chance to reflect.”


The Redeemer: Harry Hole #6 by Jo Nesbo

Title: The Redeemer
Author: Jo Nesbø
Series: Harry Hole #6
Also in this series: The Redbreast, The Leopard (Harry Hole, #8), Nemesis
Genre: Contemporary Crime Fiction
Published by: Harper
ISBN: 030735573X
Published on: 9 March, 2010
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 464
Audio Length: 13 Hours: 51 minutes
Rated: three-half-stars
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A 14-year old girl is raped at one of the Salvation Army summer camps. Twelve years later, at a Christmas concert in a square in Oslo, a Salvation Army soldier is executed by a man in the crowd. A press photographer has caught a suspect on one of the photos of the concert. Beate Lønn, the identification expert, is confused by how the face can change from one photo to the next. Inspector Harry Hole’s search for the faceless man takes place on the seamy side of the city, among those who seek eternal – or just momentary – redemption. And the gunman has not yet completed his mission.


A copy of this title was provided via Self-Purchased for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.


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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