By Don Bartlett
“Astonishingly convinced. . . . The Devil’s Star ratings with an interesting plot and Nesbo’s mastery of speed and tension.” — The instances (London)
From the most celebrated crime writers in Europe and the award-winning writer of The Redbreast comes an epic mystery that includes Police Detective Harry gap. within the vein of the crime novels of James Patterson and Dennis Lehane, Jo Nesbo’s The Devil’s Star is an intricately plotted and suspenseful thrill-ride from commencing to finish.
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I . . . ’ He couldn’t comprehend why she used to be nonetheless there. ‘They’ve been operating up and down our stairs all weekend,’ she acknowledged. ‘Who? ’ ‘The police, i guess. ’ Harry slowly absorbed the knowledge weekend had handed on the grounds that he had stood in Camilla Loen’s flat. He attempted to seize a glimpse of himself within the store window. an entire weekend? What did he appear like now? ‘They won’t let us know anything,’ she stated. ‘And the papers merely say they haven’t obtained any leads. Is that real? ’ ‘It’s no longer my case,’ he acknowledged. ‘Right. ’ Vibeke Knutsen nodded her head. Then she started to smile. ‘And are you aware what? ’ ‘What? ’ ‘Actually, it’s most likely an outstanding factor too. ’ It took a few seconds sooner than Harry realised what she intended. He laughed. The snort constructed right into a hacking cough. ‘Funny that I’ve by no means obvious you during this store before,’ he stated whilst he had regained his composure. Vibeke shrugged her shoulders. ‘Who understands? maybe we’ll see one another right here back quickly? ’ She beamed at him and started to stroll away. The plastic baggage and her bottom swung backward and forward. convinced, you and me and a flying pig. Harry was once pondering furiously and for a second he used to be afraid that he had notion out loud. a guy together with his jacket slung over one shoulder and a hand pressed opposed to his belly was once sitting at the steps open air the doorway to the condominium block in Sofies gate. His blouse had darkish, sweaty patches at the entrance and lower than the armpits. On seeing Harry, he stood up. Harry breathed in and steeled himself. It used to be Bjarne Møller. ‘My God, Harry. ’ ‘My God to you too, boss. ’ ‘Have you visible what you seem like? ’ Harry took out his keys. ‘Not fairly height of health? ’ ‘You have been instructed to aid with the homicide case on the weekend and nobody has obvious conceal nor hair of you. this day you didn’t even ensue for paintings. ’ ‘Overslept, boss. And that’s now not as bloody faraway from the reality as it's possible you'll imagine. ’ ‘Perhaps you overslept in the course of these weeks should you merely got here in on Fridays to boot? ’ ‘Probably. I picked up a section after the 1st week. So I rang into paintings and was once informed that somebody had positioned my identify up at the employees depart record. I reckoned it used to be you. ’ Harry trudged into the hallway with Møller tough on his heels. ‘I had totally no choice,’ Møller acknowledged, groaning and retaining his hand opposed to his belly. ‘Four weeks, Harry! ’ ‘Well, only a nanosecond within the universe . . . ’ ‘And now not one unmarried notice approximately the place you have been! ’ Harry guided the major into the lock with a few trouble. ‘It’s coming now, boss. ’ ‘What is? ’ ‘A unmarried notice approximately the place i used to be. right here. ’ Harry shoved open the door to his flat and an acrid stench of beer, cigarette ends and off refuse rose as much as meet them. ‘Would you've felt larger if you’d recognized? ’ Harry went in, and hesitantly Møller stepped in after him. ‘You don’t have to take your footwear off, boss,’ Harry shouted from the kitchen. Møller rolled his eyes and attempted to not tread on any of the empty bottles, ashtrays packed with cigarette butts and previous vinyl documents on his manner around the sitting-room flooring. ‘Have you been sitting right here consuming for 4 weeks, Harry?