Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Bat: The First Inspector Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbo

Harry Hole is sent to Australia to help investigate a young Norwegian woman's murder there.  It's also to help him recover from the car accident that killed his partner and made him an alcoholic.  This is the first Harry Hole mystery Mr. Nesbo wrote.

Edelweiss and Black Lizard allowed me to download an ebook and read it for review (thank you).  The book will be published the second of July, so make a note to pick it up now.  If you've read any of Mr. Nesbo's books, you will certainly want to read this one.

Harry is a very complex character.  He's a good cop, a faithful friend and he believes in right and wrong.  The fact that he's often in the wrong doesn't bother him a lot.  There's the right way, the wrong way, and Harry's way.

I was amazed to find that Harry's love life is doomed even from the first book.  He's not a hard man to love, he just has a problem keeping his women.  Somehow, they all slip away from him.

This mystery is complex and odd.  The killer is not who I suspected, the motive was strange, and the ending is very ironic.  The killer got his due at the end.

You won't be bored.  As the bodies stack up and the pace intensifies, you'll turn the pages faster.  Harry makes some wrong guesses in the beginning, but he finally homes in on the killer.  You'll be running as fast as he is to catch him.  

Check it out; these books always fascinate me and make me want to read more.  Mr. Nesbo's work captures me and fascinates me to the end of the story.  Why not give him a try?

Happy reading.

No comments: