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Knife

A New Harry Hole Novel
Written by: Jo Nesbo
Narrated by: John Lee
Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Brilliant, audaciously rogue police officer Harry Hole, from The Snowman and The Thirst, is back and in the throes of a new, unanticipated rage - once again hunting the murderer who has haunted his entire career.

Harry Hole is not in a good place. Rakel - the only woman he's ever loved - has ended it with him, permanently. He's been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police, but it's in the cold case office. What he really wants is to be investigating cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. And now, Finne is free after a decade-plus in prison - free and, Harry is certain, unreformed and ready to take up where he left off. But things will get worse. When Harry wakes up the morning after a drunken night with blood that's clearly not his own on his hands, it's only the very beginning of what will be a waking nightmare the likes of which even he could never have imagined.

©2019 Jo Nesbo (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Dissappointed

Absolutely love jo listened to every enjoyable minute. I was so looking forward to this new book. I just couldn’t get into it, dumped it half way through, seemed so repetitious,harry drunk getting fired working alone. Sorry I so wanted to enjoy this book, maybe later.

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  • Jnerida
  • 2019-07-13

Another masterpiece

I anxiously awaited for the release of The Knife, and it was worth the wait. Jo Nesbo NEVER disappoints his fans. Another Harry Hole's suspense, you will never guess who committed the crimes. Keeps you guessing until the end. Love it!! I hope Jo Nesbo already started his next book.

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  • patrick hayes
  • 2019-07-25

Disappointing

Too long. Needlessly verbose. Ready to quit at 5 hours in. Enjoyed most of his other Harry Hole books.

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  • kelliwithani
  • 2019-07-17

Good book until killer is revealed....

without giving anything away, the book was really good, as all of his otger's. However, the person who turns out to be the killer didn't make sense whatsoever. Disappointed.

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  • Gary LA
  • 2019-07-12

A winner

I’ve been a Jo Nesbo fan since book 1. Some of the recent books haven’t been up to the beginning books. But this book is one of the best. Many twists and turns. The end of the book is great. That said, I am not a fan of the narrator when he gets into a singsong pattern.

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  • Ruth
  • 2019-07-14

Disappointing

I think I was disappointed from the very beginning when discovering the murder victim. Still Nesbø is a stellar writer who weaves complicated dark tales, not leaving out Harry of course, in the game of distraction. So I committed to finishing the novel. I then couldn’t buy the ending as much as I was unhappy about the beginning. We readers always enter into a pact with the author that we agree to suspend reality. Couldn’t do it.

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  • Denver reader
  • 2019-08-13

If you’ve never read Jo Nesbo, don’t start with this one!

A convoluted story with too many red herrings, this book was often frustrating because Nesbo took you down long twisting roads that led nowhere. His protagonist solves everything yet I never fully understood why he came to his conclusions. Then, miraculously, he confronts the killer and, voila, everything is wrapped up with a bow. I loved the narrator’s voice and pacing but it wasn’t a fit with this story and the vast array of characters.

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  • Portia
  • 2019-08-09

Not the best Hole novel.

Although I enjoyed it and there were plenty of twists, this book didn't hold a candle to the rest of the series. It also messes with the characters so much, so late in the game, you wonder if this is just Nesbo thumbing his nose at overeager publishers trying to squeeze every last dollar from this cash cow. The crime shares a huge similarly to one of the earlier books-- did Nesbo run out of ideas?

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  • D H Leschot
  • 2019-07-15

I Love Harry

The best of a superb series featuring the less than perfect detective Harry Hole. I discovered him in The Leopard and was hooked. Had to binge on earlier books and have been devoted since. oh yes, I must give Jo Nesbo some credit too.

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  • Kay Tracy
  • 2019-07-14

Best of the entire series

Maudlin starting out. The plot is full of misdirection. My favorite out of the series!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-09-20

Best

I don’t do reviews but this in my opinion, this is by far the best Harry Hole novel!