The Redeemer

The Redeemer

Book - 2009
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The Redeemer is the fourth in the Harry Hole series to be translated into English.

A mixture of religion, urban misery, modern European history and grisly horror story, The Redeemer takes the crime writing of Jo Nesb#65533; to yet another level, establishing him firmly as one of the international top names in crime fiction. Through snow-swept, Christmas-illuminated Oslo town, Inspector Harry Hole chases a faceless contract killer from the former Yugoslavia among the homeless junkies, perverts and Salvationists, eagerly waiting for a new saviour to deliver them from misery - whether he brings new life or immediate death.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Random House Canada, c2009.
ISBN: 9780307355720
0307355721
9780307355737
Branch Call Number: NES
Characteristics: 456 p. : map
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don - Translator

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FTerentjev
Aug 29, 2017

I'm having a little trouble getting into this one for some reason, I can't figure out why since I really liked The Thirst. Maybe as another poster suggested I need more of the backstory to situate myself in the series.

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40parachute
Jan 24, 2016

I read this in two days...I am loving the collaboration of Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke in the "Under Suspicion" mysteries! I hope they continue without end!

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clarafuller
Feb 05, 2014

One of the better Harry Hole police procedurally. If you can handle the Scandinavian angst, I would recommend this book.

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giguereg
Nov 09, 2013

Modern and captivating

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SportyReader
Mar 06, 2012

Not Nesbo's best book. It takes a while to get into the story and a lot of concentration to get through it. Hopefully, the next one is more entertaining.

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CB2295
Jan 10, 2012

This book #6 in the Detective Harry Hole series set in Oslo but it is important to read the earlier books in the series (especially The Redbreast, #3 in the series) BEFORE you read this one because of logical linkages among the books; as with the earlier books in the series, I give this book a 9.9 only because nothing is perfect and when the quality’s this high the reader one gets to nit pick; the flaw in this case being that from page 12 until page 30 or so there are frequent changes of place and character that are not too well signalled and therefore are rather difficult to follow; that small criticism aside, the book was well worth the 3 months spent on the library’s wait list to get a copy; there are many facets to the overall story, all handled well, and there are many surprises in store for the reader; very satisfying indeed.

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