The Thirst (Harry Hole Series #11)

The Thirst (Harry Hole Series #11)


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In this electrifying thriller from the author of Police and The Snowman, Inspector Harry Hole hunts down a serial murderer who targets his victims . . . on Tinder.
The murder victim, a self-declared Tinder addict. The one solid clue—fragments of rust and paint in her wounds—leaves the investigating team baffled.

Two days later, there’s a second murder: a woman of the same age, a Tinder user, an eerily similar scene. 

The chief of police knows there’s only one man for this case. But Harry Hole is no longer with the force. He promised the woman he loves, and he promised himself, that he’d never go back: not after his last case, which put the people closest to him in grave danger.

But there’s something about these murders that catches his attention, something in the details that the investigators have missed. For Harry, it’s like hearing “the voice of a man he was trying not to remember.” Now, despite his promises, despite everything he risks, Harry throws himself back into the hunt for a figure who haunts him, the monster who got away.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804170222
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Series: Harry Hole Series , #11
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 53,660
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

JO NESBØ is a musician, songwriter, and economist, as well as a writer. His Harry Hole novels include The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard and Phantom, and he is also the author of several stand-alone novels and the Doctor Proctor series of children’s books. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel, and his books have sold thirty-three million copies in fifty languages.

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The Thirst (Harry Hole Series #11) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters, lots of unknowns and twists ,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all of Nesbo's Harry Hole series and I didn't like 2 of them as much ( The snowman and the leopard ) but the thirst is perfect. Hopefully there will be more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story starts off slow but page by page it becomes a page turner. As usual, imperfect human beings are the protagonists in the Harry Hole series. Their personal struggles give depth to the unfolding story . Wonderful book that lies somewhere between a good crime novel and a course in criminal psychology.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
Harry Hole, Norway’s most experienced serial murder detective, is content to no longer serve on the murder squad, instead lecturing at the police college and living happily after marrying Rakel three years ago. Unfortunately, such bliss is interrupted when evidence of a possible murder too difficult to solve leads the police chief to blackmail Harry into joining the hunt. And then he jumps in with both feet. It turns out that the villain in a previous novel in the series, “Police,” may be the sought-after culprit, especially when Harry recognizes the killer’s MO. As the frustrating hunt continues, we learn more about vampirism than, perhaps, we’d like. It appears that the murderer has a taste for drinking the victim’s blood. And Nesbo delves into the subject deeply and often. In this, the llth Harry Hole novel, the author once again demonstrates why the series is so popular: a plot so well-developed that the reader hardly notices the length of the book. And the twist that draws the tale to an end certainly is an added fillip. “The Thirst” demonstrates to what lengths Harry Hole will go to solve a case. Highly recommended.
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I'm not the type to need to figure it out first, so reading is pure entertainment and surprise. I've loved every complicated story, random bit of knowledge, and graceless love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another superb novel from Jo Nesbo! He skillfully weaves people and snippets of the plot so that one has to be cognizant of each paragraph and its meaning to the whole.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What's, not to love?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another well-written thriller by Jo Nesbo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joe Nesbo is a great writer. Love Harry Hole.
Thebooktrail-com More than 1 year ago
Harry Hole is happy. Yes, that is true - he’s retired from the police and now teaching at the police academy. He’s stopped drinking and even married. Is this too good to be true?
 Well yes - there’s two murders to solve - two women who have been on Tinder dates so straight away Harry gets involved -once he’s been given an offer he can’t refuse. Hole is back on a case and determined to get back to what he’s best at. This is just the start of the weird and unusual which follows him in this case - the deeper he digs, the more secrets to come to the surface. Could it be someone from his past? This is someone he never hoped to see again. The chase is on and the war has only just begun. Nesbo takes Harry to a new level in this book. He’s changed, he’s the same and he’s trying to be better. Yet he’s flawed as we all know. He develops and shows his flaws more in this book and somehow seems even more real. There’s so many threads which tangle and then unravel spinning Harry so fast he can barely see ahead. Vampires even come into the mix -a bloodlust of the most frightening kind. But keep a clear head he must - the book ends in a way that there has to be a very interesting book after this one. Excellent translation - the language is gripping and powerful. Top Nordic thriller this one and Oslo is as dark and chilling as ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing, as always!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first Harry Hole book. Im going back to read the others. I couldn't put it done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great twist turner
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MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Famous Oslo detective Harry Hole, retired from the police force, is now a lecturer at the Police College, and he is still edgy. When a seemingly nightmare from the past resurfaces, Harry is asked to rejoin the force to help catch the killer, the one who once escaped Harry’s vigilance, and Harry has never been more determined to catch a murderer, especially this once who is laughing at Harry and has been haunting his dreams for four years. I could kick myself for not having any of Jo Nesbø’s books before! THE THIRST is exactly what I look for in a murder mystery/police procedural. The characters are so well defined that I never felt I had missed anything by not having read the previous books – but I will remedy that overlook as soon as I can! And what a fabulous of cast of characters they are, where no one is perfect and defy all sorts of stereotypes. I must say that one thing that had kept me from reading this series was that Harry Hole is defined as “hard-boiled”, and as I’m very particular about the writing style, that’s often a sore point with me, but Mr. Nesbø is a very fine writer, and the translation does him justice as well. When I read murder mysteries, I usually am very eager to see the investigation progress, in THE THIRST, there is quite a bit on the characters’ personal lives, the interactions within the police department, and the investigation advances at what must be a realistic pace, and yet I didn’t mind one bit. Jo Nesbø possesses such a knack at creating fascinating characters, I was as interested in what was happening in their personal lives as I was in the investigation itself. I felt involved in everyone’s life, and I think it made it better, but then again, it takes a special kind of writer to do that, and Jo Nesbø is that sort of writer. I don’t think I have ever read a murder mystery of any sort whose characters captivated me as much. I was unfortunately unable to read THE THIRST in one sitting, and every time I had to stop reading – life has a nasty habit of interrupting the best books – I couldn’t get wait to go back and read. I would suggest to readers that they try to read the second half uninterrupted, because I don’t know how I would have been able to; it is that exciting. I wonder if there will be a new lead detective in Jo Nesbø’s next book… THE THIRST is the very definition of a gripping, mesmerising, captivating read filled with unexpected plot twists, and the next time Jo Nesbø has a new book out, I will grab it and read it as soon as I can. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.