The Devil's Star - Jo Nesbø

The Devil's Star

By Jo Nesbø

  • Release Date - Published: 2012-01-03
  • Book Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Author: Jo Nesbø
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 423 Ratings)

The Devil's Star Jo Nesbø read online review & book description:

Detective Harry Hole is on the trail of a diabolical serial killer terrorizing Oslo in another electrifying thriller in the Harry Hole series from the author of The Snowman.

“It’s fascinating to watch this Norwegian author adapt our homegrown monster [the serial killer] to a foreign culture.... When things go wrong, Harry goes on a bender, but when he’s on his game, no one is better than this obsessive detective. He systematically works his way through the intricacies of a plot that speeds along like a bullet train.”—New York Times Book Review

In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat—with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work.

But Hole's determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler's crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.

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Posted Reviews

  • Loooooaaads of twists...

    4
    By EmilyGilmour
    Which make the story a bit bumpy, but that is typical for nesbo. Some of the pieces don't quite fit together, and some is a bit far fetched, but really good story otherwise.
  • The Devil"s Star

    5
    By Mcotati
    Good one, kept me up late. Only one of Jo's stories that I figured out early about page 300 ok so I guessed right. Have read them all (Harry Hole) now, loved every one.
  • Excellent

    4
    By Purl2tog
    Book writing doesn't get any better than this one. I loved Redbreast, but did not like Nemesis so I was a little apprehensive about this book. Nesbo nailed it! Just don't plan on doing much else once you start this read.
  • The Devils Star

    3
    By Rondap
    Never kept my interest.
  • The Devil's Star

    5
    By Seawich
    Fast-paced, entertaining, keeps you guessing, hoping at the same time for Harry Hole's redemption as he solves the case.

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