Harry is back and he is also back to being brilliant. Grippingly, gruesomely and as cleverly as ever, properly back. Of course he is in mortal danger, of course he is chasing a guy who is utterly foul and of course a series of murders which nobody else has a clue how to solve are enough to bring him out of retirement. There will be screeds of reviews on Goodreads about this book and I’m pretty sure that there will be an outpouring of joy by the Harry fans who have missed him and who were disappointed in his last few outings. I love so much about Harry, his flawed and impetuous nature, his total disregard for the rules and the way he talks about music all through the stories.
All my old favourite characters where here in this book but the great thing about Jo Nesbo is that you don’t really need to have been following the series religiously to pick a book up and read it. If you like Scandinavian crime this is a really good return to form.