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Before Harry took on the neo-Nazi gangs of Oslo, before he met Rakel, before “the Snowman” tried to take everything he held dear, he went to Australia. Harry Hole is sent to Sydney to investigate the murder of Inger Holter, a young Norwegian girl, who was working in a bar. Initially sidelined as an outsider, Harry becomes central to the Australian police investigation when they start to notice a number of unsolved rape and murder cases around the country. The victims were usually young blondes. Inger had a number of admirers, each with his own share of secrets, but there is no obvious suspect, and the pattern of the other crimes seems impossible to crack. Then a circus performer is brutally murdered followed by yet another young woman. Harry is in a race against time to stop highly intelligent killer, who is bent on total destruction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Nesbø is already taking on the clichés, ruthlessly tearing them apart and coming up with new riffs…Most satisfyingly, we can now see the organic shape that Nesbø always intended his work to take.”

    Independent (London)

  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER
  • A USA Today Critic’s Pick
  • This is an absolute must for devotees of the riveting train wreck that is Harry Hole. . . . While the chronological confusion is disconcerting, it adds a layer of dramatic irony to the tale and enhances its tension and power. Booklist (starred review)
  • Harry is already every bit as volcanic as in his later cases. The big difference is Australia, which Nesbø, seeing it through the eyes of both a tourist and a cultural pathologist, makes you wonder how much different it is from Norway after all. Kirkus Reviews
  • This debut effort shows Nesbø as an already confident genre craftsman, striking sparks from the familiar genre material of Harry’s fish-out-of-water experience in a foreign land and odd-couple pairing with a mismatched partner. Publishers Weekly
  • Even with this first book Nesbø’s command of the idiom is completely in place—there is absolutely no sense that the writer was finding his feet and aficionados will be very pleased to slide this on to their bookshelves alongside the other Harry Hole novels. The Daily Express
  • It is fantastic to see a younger Harry, a more loquacious Harry. . . . [Nesbø is] a terrific writer who knows how to build a story, taking you slowly to the top of a rollercoaster before sending you hurtling towards a solution that you never see coming. Scottish Express
  • Nesbø is already taking on the clichés, ruthlessly tearing them apart and coming up with new riffs. . . . Most satisfyingly, we can now see the organic shape that Nesbø always intended his work to take. The Independent (London)
  • “Even with this first book Nesbø’s command of the idiom is completely in place—there is absolutely no sense that the writer was finding his feet and aficionados will be very pleased to slide this on to their bookshelves alongside the other Harry Hole novels.”

    Daily Express

  • “It is fantastic to see a younger Harry, a more loquacious Harry…[Nesbø is] a terrific writer who knows how to build a story, taking you slowly to the top of a roller coaster before sending you hurtling towards a solution that you never see coming.”

    Scottish Express

  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
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