The Thirst

The Thirst

Book - 2017
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"In Police--the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective--a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters--a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
Edition: First United States edition
ISBN: 9780385352161
0385352166
Characteristics: 461 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Neil (Neil Andrew), - Translator

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AProkesch
Jun 27, 2019

As always: If you like the Harry Hole series, you'll most likely also enjoy this book. Nesbø has a bit of a different approach this time with how he builds up the guessing game about the possible perpetrator, therefore it would be good if you read the earlier book (Police).
Nesbø also opens up a couple of side stages which, in my opinion, improve the book and give it more depth. Also his interactions and connections with his colleagues are getting more and more complicated. Especially the 2nd half of the book kept me on the edge and I stayed up long to finish it.

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empbee
Jun 26, 2019

Keeps you in suspense and guessing to the very end. Some good social facts inserted.

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pacdg
Dec 15, 2018

slow to start, but became gripping from just before half-way and kept up the tension to the end. Of course he needed to survive, but it looked touch-and-go at one stage.
and, of course, a tantalising glimpse of unfinished business

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bolan1972
Nov 04, 2018

All of Nesbo's books are highly suspenseful and well plotted but sometimes I get tired of the lead characters. I'll read a few by this authour then go months before I pick up another one.

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vdbarry
Sep 20, 2018

Nesbo is always entertaining though somewhat long winded with explicit details and past history of minor characters. THIRST might have been rated 3+ stars if the author had simply finished his manuscript before the last 30 pages; which was filled with inconsistencies. Why linger on to set the stage for his next book?

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nik_jhin
Nov 08, 2017

Brilliant and thrilling novel by Jo Nesbo. He is one the best novelist in thriller genre. Harry Hole come out of his depressed life to find the killer who is thirsty for blood.
Good engaging novel with lot of characters, easy to read. Good flow and story. Probably not better than the hit The Snowman but good for Harry Hole and Jo Nesbo fans.

CircMary Aug 15, 2017

A must-read for all Harry Hole fans, although this one didn't seem to have the "on-the-edge-of-your-seat" feeling the others did.

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gailjackman
Jul 29, 2017

This was Jo Nesbo's latest novel on Inspector Harry Hole, #11, and was a very quick read - making me wish it would never end OR that the author was publishing #12 in the series.

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gloryb
Jul 04, 2017

Persevered with Nesbo's long paragraphs of fillers for 3/4 quarters of this novel in which his characters ruminate about a topic of interest to them. Whether its about music, American Indian practices, vampire studies - it was uninteresting to read. However, these passages make the time pass in the novel and stretch the novel to many pages as Harry and his team return to identify a killer with vampire tendencies- a good plotline. The payoff for persistent reading comes with the ending - lots of action and turn arounds. The novel continues where the last novel ended with the same characters and conflicting relationships among colleagues. Mikael Bellman, now Chief of Police, still has a strong connection with his image maker, Isabella, and his childhood friend, Truls Berenstein still hot for his wife, Ulla, has been demoted to a filing clerk position in the police force. Not a novel to begin reading about Harry Hole

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Rogerhockett
Jul 03, 2017

Disappointing. Too much imagination, too much plot and not enough literary development. Way below Mankel's average effort. Very bloody, lack of subtle sensibility.

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Sep 10, 2017

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