The Redeemer

Publisher: Vintage Canada
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.

HARRY HOLE #6.

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August 1991. The Stars.


She was fourteen years old and sure that if she shut her eyes tight and concentrated she could see the stars through the roof.

All around her, women were breathing. Regular, heavy night-time breathing. One was snoring, and that was Auntie Sara whom they had...
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Finalist for the CWA International Dagger Award

"A tour de force. Nesbo has a plot here that is so tightly constructed and compelling that it's impossible to put the book down. This is a serial-killer story, and one with a punch." Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail

The Redeemer rocks! Jo Nesbo is my new favorite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero. This book had my pulse in the red zone from start to finish.” Michael Connelly

The Redeemer is Nesbo’s fourth novel and it proves to be as brilliant as his other three. It provides a grimly realistic portrait of the Norwegian capital—druggies shooting up in public; refugees being exploited in private—as well as an engrossing mystery, full of twists.... The Croatian assassin is a fascinating character—a former war hero with a truly fatal gay charm—who has the advantage of ‘hyperelasticity,’ a face so mobile no one can remember it. Nesbo’s work is full of such idiosyncratic detail and it is to be hoped that he won't let the world-weary Hole retire or get fired any time soon.” Evening Standard (UK)

“The killer’s boyhood in the war-torn Balkans gives added depth to a complex story, impossible to second-guess, which proves that greed, lust and a desire for revenge lurk within the saintliest of folk." Daily Telegraph

“Hole in one.... Jo Nesbo has done it again. This autumn’s Harry Hole crime novel is conceived on a large scale and masterfully carried out.... One of Norwegian literature’s most outstanding storytellers just happens to be named Jo Nesbo.” Verdens Gang (Norway)

“Right on the mark.... Jo Nesbø draws his bow, takes aim and hits a bull’s eye. He has the language, he has the suspense — and he has Harry Hole...a storyteller who doesn’t give the reader a moment’ s breathing room, it’s full-bore 464 pages to the end.... In case you haven’t already been saved by Jo Nesbø, it’s high time you were.”
 Bergensavisen (Norway)