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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,668 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jo Nesbø, Jo Nesbo Narrator: Robin Sachs Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Harry Hole Series Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9780307933683
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A young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star — a pentagram, the devil’s star.

Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on notice to quit the force and is left with little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor and get to work.

A wave of similar murders is on the horizon. An emerging pattern suggests that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands, and the five-pointed devil’s star is key to solving the riddle.


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronald Roseborough | 2/14/2014

    " This is a very good crime novel set in Norway, the authors home country. The characters and the plot are well thought out. I was surprised by a number of turns that the plot took. The main character, police detective, Harry Hole is on his last legs with the police department, his girlfriend, and humanity in general. He has been haunted since his childhood by his quilt of losing his younger sister in a bizarre elevator accident, which he was powerless to stop. Now the young female detective he had been working with on a police corruption case, has been murdered and he feels it is his fault. He tries drowning his guilt with liquor and pushing away all his acquaintances, including his girlfriend. An opportunity to redeem himself and to avenge the killing of his partner arises when he is forced to work a case with detective Waaler, whom Harry suspects of murdering his partner. The case starts when a girl is found naked, murdered in her apartment with one finger cut off. Under one eyelid a red star shaped diamond is found. This and two similar murders set in motion the twisting plot that brings the murder and Harry's problems to a denouement "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valentina | 2/3/2014

    " Fast-paced, engrossing narrative filled with twists and surprising turns. The conclusion however, as it happens with Nesbo, is a bit too convoluted to be plausible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 1/24/2014

    " Great airplane read, but I can't read anything else from him since deplaning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 1/22/2014

    " Very satisfying end to the three-book story arc which started in Redbreast, was continued in Nemesis, and completed in The Devil's Star. I've already purchased the next Harry Hole to read, and will devour it as soon as I finish my current novel. Nesbo realistically captures the life of an alcoholic police detective struggling to keep it together long enough to catch the bad guy. Half the suspense is in hoping that Harry doesn't collapse--or relapse--before the end of the book. I never would have thought that could be entertaining, but it is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 1/14/2014

    " Excellent! Can't wait to read another of Nesbo's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bubba61909 | 1/13/2014

    " I really liked this book. I thought the book was written in a way that it kept you almost waiting and trying to figure out what is going to happen next. Once or twice I was really wrong with my guess. If you like detective, crime novels this one is for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Quistis | 1/2/2014

    " I really liked it. Will read more from Jo Nesbo. Interesting characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raccoon | 12/30/2013

    " It took me quite a while before the book took me in. It did get quite enthralling in the second half though. I guess, overall, it was a nice reading but certainly not the most exiting book, I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Lombardo | 12/25/2013

    " A great read with a twist at the end...Can't do better than these Scandinavian authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophie Slezak | 12/22/2013

    " Jo Nesbo is a good writer who keeps the reader guessing right to the end. Reading the Harry Hole books in order would be helpful (something I did not do) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Reano | 12/19/2013

    " Crazy and violent like all the Nesbo books but I am quite addicted to them and find them a good diversion between other books on my list. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Weber | 10/17/2013

    " Another good, solid Harry Hole procedural. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 10/7/2013

    " Definitely the best of the Harry Hole books I've read so far. I've read #3, #4 and obviously this is number 5. Very satisfying overlapping investigations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/21/2013

    " Kind of like Stieg Larsson except much much better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eleni Leontiou | 5/22/2013

    " Mad about Harry Hole! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Strobridge | 5/16/2013

    " I love characters like Harry Hole. They are complex and flawed. I enjoy Nesbo's book because I find it hard to guess 'who done it'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 4/3/2013

    " Another fabulous book by Nesbo! I love everything about this guy's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 3/25/2013

    " great read! I really like the character Harry Hole. Totally flawed, but interesting! Jo Nesbo has become my next favorite author "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul | 3/20/2013

    " Instead of getting up at midnight and eating 10 mars bars, I now read Harry "The Flawed Hero" Hole books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moira | 3/18/2013

    " Not the best Harry Hole, but a good mystery none the less. Much less gruesome than the Snowman or Leopard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stuart | 1/31/2013

    " Too many words marred an otherwise exciting mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Day | 1/19/2013

    " Devil's Star is the best mystery thriller I've read in several years, and I've read some good ones. It is well-written, intricately plotted, with attractive characters. It balances an extremely dark story with clever writing and colorful storytelling. Excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 12/15/2012

    " I didn't really enjoy The Redbreast so this was an enormous improvement and I read it in one sitting. The characters and plot were engaging, the writing fluid and the last few chapters were pleasingly tense! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chad | 12/15/2012

    " I cannot get enough of this series. For fans of twisted, dark anti-hero centered mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 8/25/2012

    " Kept me guessing..... Some good twists and surprises. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marry Szenasi | 1/18/2012

    " Good, but the snowman is much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 9/2/2011

    " Much of this was plodding and predictable. Picked up with a few twists at the end, but nearly ran out of patience before getting there. Wouldn't rush to read another in series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Cain | 7/11/2011

    " If you don't know who Harry Hole is you don't one of the best characters in recent Detective fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin Huston | 5/21/2011

    " Thought this one was the weakest for the 4 Nesbo books I've read. Didn't much care for the villain. "

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About the Author

Jo Nesbø is a musician, songwriter, and economist, as well as a writer. His Harry Hole novels include The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard, and Phantom, and he is also the author of several standalone novels and the Doctor Proctor series of children’s books. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel.

About the Narrator

Robin Sachs (1951–2013), raised in London and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, came to the United States in 1991. His credits include Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dynasty, Nowhere Man, Babylon 5, Diagnosis Murder, Galaxy Quest, Northfork, Ocean’s 11, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Megalodon.