Harry Hole is back, this time investigating a bank robbery where the clerk was killed despite handing over the money. Along the way he finds himself involved in the suspicious death of an ex girlfriend, caught up with gypsies, travelling to South America and on the end of the phone to his partner Rakel, away fighting a custody battle for her son.
This is the third Harry Hole book I’ve read. I really enjoyed it, especially getting to know the new character Beate Lonn, but I found it slightly over-long … I felt there were one or two twists too many.
To anyone interested in reading Jo Nesbo’s books, I’d highly recommend you read them in order, starting with The Redbreast …. Even though the main plot in each book is isolated, there’s a lot of back story. I started with the fourth or fifth book in the series and didn’t understand a lot of what was going on, so it’s definitely worth going from the beginning!