Knife

Knife Nesbo is one of the best thriller writers on the planet Daily ExpressA man like Harry had better watch his backFollowing the dramatic conclusion of number one bestseller THE THIRST KNIFE sees Harry H

  • Title: Knife
  • Author: Jo Nesbø
  • ISBN: Kniv
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  • Page: 415
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  • Nesbo is one of the best thriller writers on the planet Daily ExpressA man like Harry had better watch his backFollowing the dramatic conclusion of number one bestseller THE THIRST, KNIFE sees Harry Hole waking up with a ferocious hangover, his hands and clothes covered in blood Not only is Harry about to come face to face with an old, deadly foe, but with his darkes Nesbo is one of the best thriller writers on the planet Daily ExpressA man like Harry had better watch his backFollowing the dramatic conclusion of number one bestseller THE THIRST, KNIFE sees Harry Hole waking up with a ferocious hangover, his hands and clothes covered in blood Not only is Harry about to come face to face with an old, deadly foe, but with his darkest personal challenge yet.The twelfth instalment in Jo Nesbo s internationally bestselling crime fiction series Get A Copy StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 531 pages Published July 11th 2019 by Harvill Secker first published June 6th 2019 More Details Original Title Kniv ISBN 1787300765 ISBN13 9781787300767 Edition Language English Series Harry Hole 12 Characters Harry Hole Other Editions 43 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Knife, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Has knife been published yet like 6 months ago See all 4 answers Pamela Burger gazzard Yes very worth reading flag See all 4 questions about Knife Lists with This Book Mystery Thriller 2019 213 books 348 voters Mystery Thriller 2019 139 books 197 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.35 Rating details 5,240 ratings 639 reviews All LanguagesAfrikaans 1 Dansk 4 Deutsch 9 English 489 Espa ol 2 Fran ais 1 Latvie u valoda 4 Lietuvi kalba 1 Nederlands 10 Norsk 25 Polski 9 P 11 Sloven 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if he survives, it will be bittersweet.I was shocked by the murder and even shocked when the murderer was revealed While I was surprised by the identity of the murderer, I realized there were clues galore but I was too caught up in Harry to see what was going on right before my eyes Knife is dark and weighty and Harry is at his lowest point, which made this hard to read at times There isn t much action, but Harry develops and grows as a character, which I appreciated Parts are overly detailed and could have been edited down While I didn t love the events of Knife, the plot allows for Harry s character to take a new path We will have to wait and see if we get drunk, messy Harry or a new Harry Hole in the next book flag 171 likesLike see review View all 52 comments Jul 26, 2019 Melissa Dog Wolf Lover Martin rated it really liked it Shelves hardback, own, mystery thriller etc I enjoyed this one I don t think I have read any of the others but it was fine as a stand alone When I saw the beautiful copy I decided to start here Signed, stained edges Loved the map on the inside cover as well Happy Reading Mel flag 145 likesLike see review View all 30 comments May 25, 2019 Matt rated it really liked it Jo Nesb returns with yet another of the Harry Hole novels, as intriguing as it is dark When Harry wakes from a drunken stupor, covered in blood, he is unsure what s happened Could it have been a bar fight gone wrong, or perhaps something a little dastardly While he shakes out the cobwebs, there is news on the crime front, when a body is discovered with its neck slit and a massive stab wound in the stomach Harry learns of this and seeks answers, particularly when he discovers the victim Jo Nesb returns with yet another of the Harry Hole novels, as intriguing as it is dark When Harry wakes from a drunken stupor, covered in blood, he is unsure what s happened Could it have been a bar fight gone wrong, or perhaps something a little dastardly While he shakes out the cobwebs, there is news on the crime front, when a body is discovered with its neck slit and a massive stab wound in the stomach Harry learns of this and seeks answers, particularly when he discovers the victim is someone close to him While Harry is now stuck working cold cases, he continues probing into this active investigation, which turns up an old nemeses Svein Finne was an early criminal that Harry caught when he was new to the scene, learning the ins and outs of this most notorious criminal mind Finne, nicknamed The Fianc , would choose his female victims and violently rape them, in hopes of making them pregnant Thereafter, he would threaten to harm the women, should they in any way report him or terminate their pregnancies Finne served his time and is now out on parole, just in time to strike again As Harry pieces together the elements of a murder, a woman comes to report a rape that has Finne s trademarks all over it, but recants and leaves the authorities baffled as to how they might proceed With fire in his eyes, Harry strikes and tries to secure an arrest, though things fall flat With little to show for his actions, Harry falls into a deep depression, coming to terms with the loss of a loved one Evidence points that the blood on him was that of the victim, which only furthers his grief Left despondent, Harry wonders if he would be better off dead, taking matters into his own hands while he is on the lam In a race for the truth, Harry is a pawn in a larger game, one that could see the bodies pile up as the murderer watches with glee Nesb is masterful at spinning this dark web of deception and mystery, perfect for fans of his work Recommended to all those who love Scandinavian thrillers that pack a punch from the opening sentence.I have long been a fan of Jo Nesb and his writing, even though it is much heavier than many of the novels I read The reader is forced to focus intently in order to ascertain all the nuances found within the narrative With nothing apparently lost in translation, this Norwegian thriller keeps the reader guessing throughout while showing the depths to which Harry Hole can find himself when things do no go his way Harry remains a stunning member of the police, though his skills are always in question when drink enters the equation That being said, Harry seems able to push the haze aside and make something of himself, though this might be the end of his luck, as personal angst acts as a anchor to drag him into the depths of his melancholy Others around him seek to lighten the mood or make it darker, depending and shape the narrative effectively Nesb chooses a wonderful cast of characters to portray the themes he has in mind, as well as introducing the reader to one man who has haunted Harry Hole for many years The plot of the story worked well, keeping me intrigued while also wondering if things would remain gloomy throughout Nesb does so well with the darkness and angst filled stories that I could never tell when I ought to pause, worried I would miss some enlightening aspect For those not familiar with Harry Hole or many of these Scandinavian noir thrillers, I would recommend walking back to the start of the series, as things definitely need context before popping up here, twelve novels in.Kudos, Mr Nesb , for keeping my attention throughout and helping me see another side of Harry Hole I never tire of your work and hope you ll keep the novels coming.Like hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge flag 102 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Aug 13, 2019 Joey R rated it it was amazing review of another edition 4.5 Stars With the death of Stieg Larsson, there is only one foreign language author that I read on a regular basis, Jo Nesbo I don t see a lot of people reviewing Nesbo s books, which is a shame, because they are really missing a treat Knife is no exception Knife stars Harry Hole, Nesbo s go to detective whose intelligence and ability to solve crimes is second to none But unlike some recurring characters each Hole book is a standalone masterpiece which you can enjoy whether you have re 4.5 Stars With the death of Stieg Larsson, there is only one foreign language author that I read on a regular basis, Jo Nesbo I don t see a lot of people reviewing Nesbo s books, which is a shame, because they are really missing a treat Knife is no exception Knife stars Harry Hole, Nesbo s go to detective whose intelligence and ability to solve crimes is second to none But unlike some recurring characters each Hole book is a standalone masterpiece which you can enjoy whether you have read any of the previous books in the series Knife involves Hole doing battle with the equally brilliant Svein Finne, who is a serial rapist whose weapon of choice is a knife is equal parts mysterious and chilling As usual all of Hole s personal failings are intermixed into the story which keeps the book from ever becoming boring The investigation and gathering enough evidence to arrest Finne is entertaining but the book then takes an interesting turn when someone very close to Hole is murdered and he becomes a suspect How the author keeps all of this from collapsing into confusion and ridiculousness is absolutely amazing The ending is genius, and once again I feel the need to tell people just how good an author Nesbo is Now if I could just get the author to use American names for most of his characters his books would be absolutely perfect flag 124 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Not having American names makes it original and mysterious in my opinion Aug 31, 2019 04 18AM HBalikov Glad to know that this can be read as a stand alone Joey Thanks 20 hours, 35 min ago May 05, 2019 Scarlett rated it liked it With great sadness, I must announce that Harry and I are done I will not be reading this series in the future and I hope that Jo Nesb will respect my decision and not write anything else When you read 12 books of a series, it is inevitable that some of them will not be to your liking Also, as a reader, you feel that you know the characters even better than the author While Police still has the lowest rating from me, this one takes the cake for the worst written Harry Hole book because of th With great sadness, I must announce that Harry and I are done I will not be reading this series in the future and I hope that Jo Nesb will respect my decision and not write anything else When you read 12 books of a series, it is inevitable that some of them will not be to your liking Also, as a reader, you feel that you know the characters even better than the author While Police still has the lowest rating from me, this one takes the cake for the worst written Harry Hole book because of the complete destruction of our main character I won t get into details about the story There is a big shocker in the beginning where we lose one of our beloved characters, but other than that, we have the same premise as usual Harry is on the sidelines of the official investigation because of yet another problematic thing that he did He goes on a bender, he does illegal stuff, but he means well Only this time it doesn t work Characters like Harry need to have some strong redeeming qualities that can justify them being complete assholes and unreliable people Reading this, you wouldn t recognize him Jo Nesb destroyed him, made him childlike, illogical, selfish without any self awareness We knew that women liked him before, but this was unbelievable We have a line of great looking, successful women knocking on the door for the chance of only one night with this drunken, lost and evil man They even fight over him when, in this book at least, they should thank the other for taking him off their hands Even his professional skills don t seem real here the case gets solved in Shakespearean method, with convenient confessions, sudden clues and with great help from the sky above If I read one close to death experience where Harry survives like a cat, I ll go crazy I also had a big problem with the storytelling There are SO MANY irrelevant back stories of even irrelevant minor characters I felt that Jo Nesb couldn t decide beforehand if he will focus on PTSD, child molestation, rape, jealousy, telenovela twists of missing found children or racism What made his thrillers stood out from the sea of mysteries are those well built cases with strong characters Yes, Harry could always surprise you, but still stay in his lane I am sorry, but I am so disappointed with this book I got this edition through Edelweiss, thanks to Random House flag 70 likesLike see review View all 30 comments Aug 11, 2019 Phrynne rated it it was amazing Shelves 300 series, 5000 2019 Another really excellent visit with Harry Hole It was full of surprises and many, many red herrings as Harry followed first one suspect and then another I guessed the true culprit but only because I always pin it on the most unlikely person.Totally enjoyable and now we are left to wonder what Harry will do next flag 43 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jul 10, 2019 Crime by the Book rated it it was amazing review of another edition A new book from my favorite author is ALWAYS a cause for celebration, but I have to say, Nesbo s Knife truly blew me away, even than I was expecting This book feels like vintage Nesbo it s dark and gritty, but it s not as gory as 2017 s The Thirst , and I think that s a great thing it really lets Nesbo s razor sharp prose and rich character development shine Don t get me wrong, this book is still super creepy and dark it s just not as wildly bloody as Nesbo s previous Harry Hole A new book from my favorite author is ALWAYS a cause for celebration, but I have to say, Nesbo s Knife truly blew me away, even than I was expecting This book feels like vintage Nesbo it s dark and gritty, but it s not as gory as 2017 s The Thirst , and I think that s a great thing it really lets Nesbo s razor sharp prose and rich character development shine Don t get me wrong, this book is still super creepy and dark it s just not as wildly bloody as Nesbo s previous Harry Hole novel This is a big book, but I loved every single page it s the kind of story you want to sink into and savor Leave it to Nesbo to write a thriller that s as addictive and intricate as it is emotional and heartbreaking I adored Knife and cannot wait to see what Nesbo does next Read my full review on the CBTB blog flag 27 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 23, 2019 Sandy rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves atmospheric, scandinavian authors, crime, tackling mt tbr, series, gritty, police procedural, suspense 3.5 stars flag 18 likesLike see review Aug 08, 2019 DeAnn rated it really liked it Shelves 2019, summer reading challenge 4 Norwegian detective stars to this oneMy head is still spinning over the latest installment in the Harry Hole series This one is meaty, at 451 pages and had a few too many music references for me.You know the old tv show Dallas and the time when Bobby was dead, but then walked out of the shower months later as a cliffhanger That s a bit how I felt with this one, I kept waiting for certain things to be a bad dream I should know better as Jo Nesbo is not shy about killing some of the main ch 4 Norwegian detective stars to this oneMy head is still spinning over the latest installment in the Harry Hole series This one is meaty, at 451 pages and had a few too many music references for me.You know the old tv show Dallas and the time when Bobby was dead, but then walked out of the shower months later as a cliffhanger That s a bit how I felt with this one, I kept waiting for certain things to be a bad dream I should know better as Jo Nesbo is not shy about killing some of the main characters in his books I remember he did that a few books ago with one of my favorite detectives in this series He s a bit ruthless as a writer For fans of this series, there s plenty of murder, gore, shocking twists, and good detective work going on while Harry has his battle with the bottle and staying sober This 12 is a worthy addition to the series I do hope that Nesbo continues to write these, but please let Harry find some happiness I read this one as my translated book for the Summer Challenge flag 15 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Jun 11, 2019 Dimitris Passas rated it really liked it review of another edition Before beginning my review of the latest Harry Hole novel, I should mention that perhaps there are some minor spoilers in this review, so be warned SPOILERS AHEAD After the disappointment I felt by both Police 10 and Thirst 11 , this book s storyline, character and feeling reminded me of Jo Nesb s earlier novels in the mythical Harry Hole series, such as The Redeemer or Redbreast which made the protagonist one of the most iconic crime fiction detectives worldwide In an interview, he Before beginning my review of the latest Harry Hole novel, I should mention that perhaps there are some minor spoilers in this review, so be warned SPOILERS AHEAD After the disappointment I felt by both Police 10 and Thirst 11 , this book s storyline, character and feeling reminded me of Jo Nesb s earlier novels in the mythical Harry Hole series, such as The Redeemer or Redbreast which made the protagonist one of the most iconic crime fiction detectives worldwide In an interview, he gave, Nesb claimed that he s never been this brutal to Harry before and this is true, but I won t reveal anything concerning the plot of Knife because it would spoil a great reading experience I will only say that Harry, once again, is forced to face his many demons because of a much personal and tragic event that sends him back to his old love, a bottle of Jim Beam, and lots of self loathing.In my opinion, Nesb makes a bold move, plotwise, as many readers will be shocked by the murder that is the event that moves the story forward as it is rare for crime fiction authors to take this kind of risk Nevertheless, the Norwegian multitalented superstar author manages to pull this off by crafting an intricate, elaborate plot, a trademark characteristic of his, that makes Knife an irresistible read As always, the story is narrated by multiple points of view, the center, of course, being Harry and his mental as well as emotional torment, while we meet once characters well known by the previous books in the series like Mikael Belman, Johan Krohn, Truls Berntsen, Kaja Solness, Katrine Bratt and many others Some of them have a important role to play in the story than others but it is nice to read about familiar characters that you learned to love from the Harry Hole universe.The book is divided into four parts and in the first, a serial rapist and killer named Svein Finne act as the main antagonist and he is suspected of the murder that made Harry a human wreck When he is proved innocent of this crime, Harry will have to embark on a journey in order to find the true culprit that seems to be close to him, perhaps a person that he unconditionally trusts The whodunit element is strong in Knife and the readers should expect a lot of red herrings, as often in Nesb s novels, while the final revelation is bound to shock you as it is unexpected as well as satisfyingNesb is perhaps the best Scandinavian crime author as far as crafting a labyrinthine plotline is concerned and what makes him stand out is the facts that he doesn t leave any loose ends and at the end of each book, the reader has all the answers to the many questions of the stories That is the reason that I disliked the previous two books in the series, as they ended in a series of small or bigger cliffhangers, something that seemed to be like a cheap trick and not worthy of the author s skills and talent In Knife, however, Nesb avoids repeating the same mistake and the result is a full fledged novel that is guaranteed to entertain the readers and become a major success In an interview he gave years ago, the writer claimed that the Harry Hole series will have a definite end and the protagonist s fate is predetermined As a loyal fan of his work, I can only wish for novels having Harry as a protagonist as they were one of the reasons that I love crime fiction as a genre flag 16 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 30, 2019 Skip rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves crime detective, series in progress, foreign translated Jo Nesb remains a master of Scandinavian noir Harry Hole has broken up with Rakel, and has dived deep into a drinking hole He wakes us covered in blood, and cannot remember how that happened Any way, he goes to a grisly murder scene and seeing the crime immediately suspects a recently paroled Svein Finne, who admits he committed the crime to have a number of rape charges waived and then walks when an alibi is provided Nesb then deftly moves the reader through a series of other believable s Jo Nesb remains a master of Scandinavian noir Harry Hole has broken up with Rakel, and has dived deep into a drinking hole He wakes us covered in blood, and cannot remember how that happened Any way, he goes to a grisly murder scene and seeing the crime immediately suspects a recently paroled Svein Finne, who admits he committed the crime to have a number of rape charges waived and then walks when an alibi is provided Nesb then deftly moves the reader through a series of other believable suspects, including Harry himself, who has some of the victim s blood on his clothes from his blacked out evening The ending is just and excellent, not just excellent 4.5 stars Highly recommended.Profound observation They say that the human brain s ability to recognise patterns is what distinguishes us from the animals, that our automatic, never ending search for patterns repeating is what allowed our intelligence to develop and made civilization possible. flag 14 likesLike see review Jun 04, 2019 Ken Fredette rated it it was amazing Well Jo Nesb is back And I don t want to ruin it for anyone with spoilers Jo makes it real and to the point in most instances Did he or didn t he Jo makes it seem like everyone is the culprit You learn facts that are true about Harry You have to read this book for yourself Jo Nesb at his best flag 14 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 10, 2019 Tanja Berg rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves scandinavian, murder mystery Harry has fallen off the band wagon Rakel has thrown him out, he is drinking too much and has a desk job at the police mostly involving playing tetris Then his life is thrown so far off track that there can be no saving As pieces of his memory from one fateful night with black out returns, darkness closes Again, all the signs of the perpetrator were there Maybe I didn t want to believe it I couldn t grasp a single hint, although Nesb s writing and plotting should have been familiar b Harry has fallen off the band wagon Rakel has thrown him out, he is drinking too much and has a desk job at the police mostly involving playing tetris Then his life is thrown so far off track that there can be no saving As pieces of his memory from one fateful night with black out returns, darkness closes Again, all the signs of the perpetrator were there Maybe I didn t want to believe it I couldn t grasp a single hint, although Nesb s writing and plotting should have been familiar by now Nonetheless, I was entertained In another setting this might have been too dark as it was, it suited my mood perfectly flag 14 likesLike see review Jul 31, 2019 Roy rated it liked it 2.5 Im a massive fan of Harry Hole but I felt like this story just felt a little tired to me I think some people will still love it Don t think I ll continue this series I loved it when Harry was in his slightly younger prime flag 10 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 13, 2019 Elisa rated it it was amazing review of another edition I hated this novel Every single moment I hate what happens to Harry and to pretty much every single character The plot is devastating and fantastic I didn t enjoy seeing Harry and his loved ones suffer but only a master could have written this Nothing is what it seems and finding out the criminal took my breath away and, really, the clues are all there, I should have at least suspected Some parts were satisfying but, in general, this book is like finding out that a very old friend is ha I hated this novel Every single moment I hate what happens to Harry and to pretty much every single character The plot is devastating and fantastic I didn t enjoy seeing Harry and his loved ones suffer but only a master could have written this Nothing is what it seems and finding out the criminal took my breath away and, really, the clues are all there, I should have at least suspected Some parts were satisfying but, in general, this book is like finding out that a very old friend is having the worst time The ending what an ending I need prozac flag 10 likesLike see review View 2 comments Aug 08, 2019 debra rated it liked it review of another edition 3 ish s IMO, not in the same category as other Harry Hole novels flag 9 likesLike see review Aug 03, 2019 Tracy rated it it was amazing review of another edition AMAZING The best who dun it I have come across in a LONG time Jo Nesb is a phenom Cannot wait for book 13 flag 8 likesLike see review Aug 11, 2019 Faith rated it liked it My records indicate that I read one other Harry Hole book, but I have no recollection of it Based on this book, Harry is a morose drunk and a major asshole I have no idea what his appeal is Yet he seems to appeal not only to readers but to every woman he encounters There is a crime, involving Harry, that seems extremely improbable There s also a serial rapist who uses a knife to mutilate his victims He is much smarter than the cops This is a long book and there s a lot going on in it, inc My records indicate that I read one other Harry Hole book, but I have no recollection of it Based on this book, Harry is a morose drunk and a major asshole I have no idea what his appeal is Yet he seems to appeal not only to readers but to every woman he encounters There is a crime, involving Harry, that seems extremely improbable There s also a serial rapist who uses a knife to mutilate his victims He is much smarter than the cops This is a long book and there s a lot going on in it, including PTSD, attempted suicide, vehicular homicide and adultery My dislike of Harry and this book, combined with the general dreariness of Scandinavian crime fiction, makes it likely that my experiment with this series is over 2.5 stars rounded up to 3 flag 6 likesLike see review Jun 09, 2019 Mary rated it really liked it Shelves edelweiss, advance readers copy, scandinavian mystery, crime fiction, thriller Knife, is Jo Nesbo s 12th entry in his Harry Hole noir detective series I love this series to the moon and back Harry is at the very top of my list of favorite characters ever created, but he is so damaged, that if faced with him in real life, I would run in the opposite direction To love Harry means constant anxiety, disappointment and worry He is a brilliant, but hopeless alcoholic and the 12th installment finds Harry awakening covered in blood not all his with no memory of the previous Knife, is Jo Nesbo s 12th entry in his Harry Hole noir detective series I love this series to the moon and back Harry is at the very top of my list of favorite characters ever created, but he is so damaged, that if faced with him in real life, I would run in the opposite direction To love Harry means constant anxiety, disappointment and worry He is a brilliant, but hopeless alcoholic and the 12th installment finds Harry awakening covered in blood not all his with no memory of the previous nights events Nesbo s high octane writing style ensures readers an adrenaline fix and he is one of the few authors whose plot twists surprise and delight me As always, Nesbo is impossible to put down life stalls until the last page is turned flag 6 likesLike see review Jun 10, 2019 Helene rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves crime thriller mystery, 2019 reads Somewhere between 4 and 5 stars.This book was heart wrenching It really kept me guessing and everyone was a suspect I feel like we are back on track with this one flag 6 likesLike see review Aug 13, 2019 Mark rated it really liked it Shelves 2019, harry hole, police stories, scandinavian lit, jo nesbo The twelfth Harry Hole book is as expected a book that is difficult the put away, Nesbo does put his anti hero through the proverbial wringer in quite some serious way.When we first meet Harry Hole he is once again single as Rakel has thrown him out of the house and instead of hitting rock bottom Hole tries to get below that And then Rakel gets killed and anybody who knows anything about police novels know that the husband of boyfriend is the first suspect and if somebody is adding some fuel to The twelfth Harry Hole book is as expected a book that is difficult the put away, Nesbo does put his anti hero through the proverbial wringer in quite some serious way.When we first meet Harry Hole he is once again single as Rakel has thrown him out of the house and instead of hitting rock bottom Hole tries to get below that And then Rakel gets killed and anybody who knows anything about police novels know that the husband of boyfriend is the first suspect and if somebody is adding some fuel to the flames Harry Hole becomes the perfect killer with the best motives.Once again a pageturner of a book that feels personal as ever before in the Hole series, as a fan of the series you know the loss Harry experiences and you know also what an incredible A hole het can be, and this time Harry outshines his previous attempts, at times you feel like let it be Harry who is the culprit as he behaves like a total dick.An exciting read that surpassed my expectations and made me feel all kinds of stuff you generally not aught to feel reading a thriller Nesbo does know how to deliver and does so convincingly For fans a brilliant read, first time reader just start at the begin of the series and by the time you start with book twelve you get a better feel for the character and scene of Oslo That is also the reason I have given this book four stars instead of five, simply because to get the most out of this book you need to have read a few harry Hole books before, it is a difficult book to read standalone of as a first experience of this series.Still a five star book if you read the whole of the series flag 6 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Aug 16, 2019 Donna rated it really liked it review of another edition 3.5 stars I didn t like seeing Harry Hole in such a downward spiral with his excessive drinking I m hoping most of that is over in the next book Knife is not a book to be read quickly I usually have enough time to read a book every day or 2, but not this one It s a complex story with lots of characters to keep straight I almost bogged down in a couple of spots and had to come back to the story There s a real shocker toward the first of the book when a main character is killed and a shocke 3.5 stars I didn t like seeing Harry Hole in such a downward spiral with his excessive drinking I m hoping most of that is over in the next book Knife is not a book to be read quickly I usually have enough time to read a book every day or 2, but not this one It s a complex story with lots of characters to keep straight I almost bogged down in a couple of spots and had to come back to the story There s a real shocker toward the first of the book when a main character is killed and a shocker of an ending too The last part of the book saved it for me flag 5 likesLike see review Aug 16, 2019 John rated it it was amazing review of another edition I m so happy to have Harry to read This one made my heart hurt Not too much I can say without spoiling the story flag 5 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Aug 15, 2019 Petra rated it it was amazing Great as always flag 5 likesLike see review Jul 16, 2019 Pattie rated it liked it review of another edition Jo Nesbo s Harry Hole novels have always been a special type of police procedural In spite of his alcoholism and damaged psyche, Harry has been the steadfast brilliant police officer that you hoped would find love and peace It would occasionally find him, right his world for a bit, only to be lost again Lately, however, Hole novels have taken an even darker turn with less satisfying results.In this installment, Harry wakes up covered in blood after blacking out drunk He has no memory of the Jo Nesbo s Harry Hole novels have always been a special type of police procedural In spite of his alcoholism and damaged psyche, Harry has been the steadfast brilliant police officer that you hoped would find love and peace It would occasionally find him, right his world for a bit, only to be lost again Lately, however, Hole novels have taken an even darker turn with less satisfying results.In this installment, Harry wakes up covered in blood after blacking out drunk He has no memory of the evening but a friend fills in most of the blanks for him Soon, a body is discovered that will shake up Harry and send him on the hunt for a killer Many characters and side plots later, it returns to an obvious place and Harry is again alone and on the outside Clues are interspersed throughout, many of course meant to be red herrings However, if you have read Nesbo s prior novel just the last one there are things dropped there that become relevant in this novel I quibble with the idea that so many beautiful women were all vying for the physically and emotionally damaged Harry, desperate for even a night with him Really That rang false and also made these strong women feel just the opposite, waiting for a bone to be thrown their way from Harry that they can cling to In any event, the book is bloated and Harry is too far off the reservation in this one I look forward what else can I do to the next novel, once again hoping that Nesb and Harry Hole can find their footing flag 5 likesLike see review Peter Sharpe Great review Pattie I have read every Harry Hole novel and I think you ve summed up Knife perfectly Aug 29, 2019 01 58PM Jun 19, 2019 Jelena Gruji Lieutenant of Barad Dur rated it it was amazing I never expected that any other Nesbo s book will outshine The Snowman then The Phantom happened and after that, The Police took the no.1 position But this book, in my humble opinion, is a real masterpiece of suspense.If you thought you know something better thing twice.10x10 stars Way to go, Jo flag 6 likesLike see review Jul 25, 2019 Bookreporter Mystery Thriller rated it it was amazing KNIFE is a sterling example of Jo Nesb s considerable literary talent I can t think of anyone else who can take the apple cart which he has constructed carefully over the course of what is now 12 novels in the Harry Hole series and not only kick it over, but also jump up and down on it until it is reduced to splinters, then carefully attempt to reconstruct it That is essentially what Nesb does in this delightfully dreary and depressing tale that seems as if it is doomed to end badly KNIFE is a sterling example of Jo Nesb s considerable literary talent I can t think of anyone else who can take the apple cart which he has constructed carefully over the course of what is now 12 novels in the Harry Hole series and not only kick it over, but also jump up and down on it until it is reduced to splinters, then carefully attempt to reconstruct it That is essentially what Nesb does in this delightfully dreary and depressing tale that seems as if it is doomed to end badly.I really shouldn t tell you anything else about KNIFE Nesb aided once again by Neil Smith s superlative translation puts the wrap on a number of plotlines that have been bubbling under the surface over the course of 11 novels and, perhaps, introduces a few new ones that will play out over the next dozen or so books in the series if he isn t bringing it to an end With Nesb , you never know And I mean you NEVER know, particularly where Harry Hole is concerned.So what should I tell you about KNIFE that won t spoil everything To start with, the domestic tranquility that Harry apparently had is history As the book begins, he is drinking and is back with the Oslo police, but working in the concentric ring of Hell known as the Cold Case office Even worse, his wife Rakel has kicked him out of the house Svein Finne, a criminal who is a household name in Norway for all the wrong reasons, is out of prison Harry was the one who helped to arrest Finne known as The Fianc and put the notorious rapist and serial murderer in prison Yes, Harry s life is in the bogs in every conceivable way.Then the worst happens and no, I won t tell you what that is, just trust me and it slowly but inexorably becomes clear that it is Harry who is at fault And yes, Harry himself comes to conclude that he is responsible for the act that will make his life going forward not worth living, for all intents and purposes Of course, he knows a lot than the reader about what has happened in the past and what he is planning for the present and the future, and doles out the nuggets of knowledge and revelation in a miserly manner.However, a wise man knows what he doesn t know, and it takes Harry a step or three uninhibited by alcohol to realize that there are a couple of facts left lying in the darkness that he has tripped over once or twice but hasn t picked up Once he grasps them, though, it may be too late Or not If Nesb has taught us anything over the course of this series, it is that his protagonist should never be counted out, even when he is seemingly down and buried.If you have never looked at a single word of these books, you could still pick up this latest installment, read it, understand it and enjoy it Nesb doesn t give neat little summaries of what has gone before, but he leaves digestible nuggets and nibbles along the path of the story to allow any newbies and those of us of a certain age to surmise what has gone before KNIFE is a critical book in a series that is one of the most important in contemporary crime and police procedural fiction Don t miss it.Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 27, 2019 Ray Palen rated it it was amazing I can t control anything I just want to find the man who killed Rakel Then I ll wake up And die This quote from the classic anti hero, Jo Nesbo s brilliantly complex and damaged Norwegian Detective, Harry Hole, kind of reveals the entire plot of KNIFE to readers Hole is on the outside looking in as he is suspended for most of the novel from the police Nevertheless, he continues living in the bottom of a Jim Beam bottle and trying to find the person who murdered his ex wife, RakelIFE op I can t control anything I just want to find the man who killed Rakel Then I ll wake up And die This quote from the classic anti hero, Jo Nesbo s brilliantly complex and damaged Norwegian Detective, Harry Hole, kind of reveals the entire plot of KNIFE to readers Hole is on the outside looking in as he is suspended for most of the novel from the police Nevertheless, he continues living in the bottom of a Jim Beam bottle and trying to find the person who murdered his ex wife, RakelIFE opens up early on with the villainous Svein Finne Finne is a serial rapist and murderer who crossed paths with Harry Hole previously and ended up in prison For some unbelievable reason, Finne has been released and, even though he is in his mid 70s , and is back to his lecherous and perverted ways We see Finne, who had been nicknamed The Fianc , seeking out women to impregnate so that he can continue his legacy through these criminally acquired pregnancies In fact, Finne wants to be there in the hospital at the moment of birth so he can be the first to handle his child and even offer his infamous knife to cut the umbilical cord As Harry Hole begins scouring his alcohol drenched mind for the names of past criminal types who might want to seek revenge against him, Svein Finne fits that bill to a tee The first half of this lengthy novel finds the obsessed Hole seeking to catch Finne in the act of raping and or coercing a young woman into his impregnation scheme When that doesn t work out, he just decides to take matters into his own hands by capturing, torturing and ultimately turning his arch nemesis back to the authorities where a new trip to jail will shortly follow thereafter.The term knife, as well as literal discussions about it and its many uses, are peppered throughout this novel You just know Nesbo is waiting for the perfect opportunity to bring things back to this weapon of choice The question is, how is he going to use it Fans of this top notch international murder thriller series will relish all of the recurring characters around Harry Hole and how dysfunctional his relationship with most of them has become Hole has a lot of time on his hands to obsess about his murdered ex wife as well as bemoaning the fact that even in Norway, a country that statistically ranks as one of the happiest places on earth, is capable of brutal murder Another thing I love about Harry Hole novels is the opportunity to talk about music Jo Nesbo Harry Hole, continuously makes references to popular music to the point that I am always eager to learn what Harry is listening to now It also puts Nesbo in good company with other genre writers like Peter Robinson, George Pelecanos and Michael Connelly, who always take the time to illustrate their characters musical likes In fact, the knife that allegedly killed Rakel was found shoved between the Rainmakers and the Ramones vinyl albums arranged in meticulous alphabetical order and inter filed in release date order by artist all via the deft hands of Mr Hole.About mid way through KNIFE, Finne is ruled out as Rakel s killer as his alibi for that night and time is validated This now sets Hole down several different paths, including one point where he contemplates committing suicide in grand fashion when he toys with the idea that he killed Rakel during a drunken rage I won t go any further, lest I spoil the fun for you Jo Nesbo s books, particularly the Harry Hole series, is simply one of the best in the business and I eagerly dive into each new release and never disappointed by the time I come up for air upon completion Reading this even made me pull out my Blu Ray of The Snowman , the film based on one of the popular Harry Hole novels, which starred Michael Fassbender and did not get enough love from the critics If you are new to this series I highly recommend starting from the beginning of the catalogue and see what all the hype is about Then, give the film a spin and enjoy a few hours spent in the world of Nordic Noir Reviewed by Ray Palen for Criminal Element flag 4 likesLike see review James Thane Great review as always, Ray I ve got this one in my TBR stack Anxious to get to it Aug 12, 2019 03 14PM Joe Donkor no SPOILER alert Sep 01, 2019 12 57PM Jul 19, 2019 Donna Hines rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves borrowed library books Framed for murder without knowledge of the crime having been committedenter Harry Too drunk to remember or revenge killing gone haywire In the Knife we have all sorts of crazy actions that takeover the bizarre world being created.We have Harry who is all over the place in terms of character development and is always on the wrong end of the receiving line He s certainly not well liked and has women chasing him like God s gift only they should be begging him to leave.If you re the type who en Framed for murder without knowledge of the crime having been committedenter Harry Too drunk to remember or revenge killing gone haywire In the Knife we have all sorts of crazy actions that takeover the bizarre world being created.We have Harry who is all over the place in terms of character development and is always on the wrong end of the receiving line He s certainly not well liked and has women chasing him like God s gift only they should be begging him to leave.If you re the type who enjoys a strong character with a moral compass this is not the book for you.If you re the type who enjoys thrills without womanizing and w o crimes against women child molestation rape PTSD all of which seem far fetched and are quite unwarranted causing triggers than this won t be a good fit for you.The whole notion of raping women, cutting women with knives, impregnating women and or wounding them just didn t sit well here.Harry seems to draw negative attention and flops from one problematic issue to another lost in his ways while drinking his sorrows away.The unimaginable confessions are placed conveniently while seemingly falling out of the sky.Perhaps a well built case with stronger characters and women who hold their own rather than succumb their professional careers and endeavors for men would be warranted.Oh well, till we meet again reading land flag 4 likesLike see review Aug 06, 2019 Chris rated it really liked it Multiple plot lines, creepy sex crimes and barrels of alcohol fuel this new Jo Nesbo book featuring his talented but troubled Norwegian detective, Harry Hole It s a good book for crime fiction fans who enjoy complex mysteries, but with the large cast of characters and numerous twists, don t blink or you ll lose the thread of the story flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity English Translati Jo Nesb Knife 3 15 Aug 23, 2019 08 33AM Mt Lebanon Publi Knife by Jo Nesbo 2 36 Jun 25, 2019 07 12PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers also enjoyed Jo Nesb is a bestselling Norwegian author and musician He was born in Oslo and grew up in Molde Nesb graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics with a degree in economics Nesb is primarily famous for his crime novels about Detective Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocals and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre In 2007 Nesb also released his first children s book, Doktor Proktors Prompepulver.Series Harry Hole Doktor ProktorFor exclusive content about Jo Nesb and his books, register for the official fan newsletter Other books in the series Harry Hole 1 10 of 12 books Books by Jo Nesb More Trivia About Knife Harry Hole No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from Knife From yourself shall you know others, I suppose 0 likes According to Professor Paul Mattiuzzi, most murderers fit into one of eight categories, Harry said One chronically aggressive individuals People with poor impulse control who get easily frustrated, who resent authority, who convince themselves that violence is a legitimate response, and who deep down 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