Nemesis

Nemesis

Book - 2008
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"Grainy CCTV footage shows a man walking into a bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn't get his money in time, she is executed. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case. While Harry's girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning the girl is found shot dead in her bed. Harry begins to receive threatening e-mails. Is someone trying to frame him for this unexplained death? Meanwhile the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery. Gripping and surprising, Nemesis is the new thriller by one of the biggest stars of Scandinavian crime fiction."--Inside jacket.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Random House Canada, c2008.
ISBN: 9780307355744
9780061655500
9780307355751
0307355756
Characteristics: 474 p. :,ill., map ;,24 cm.

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Bookworm2228
May 30, 2019

4 stars. The fourth book in Nesbo's Harry Hole series of thrillers was a long, but good read. Harry is called in on a murder at a bank. A robber kills a woman while robbing the ATM and Harry is assigned to the case, along with Beata Lonn. Beata has the rare ability to remember faces and her skills are needed to help Harry solve the crime and others that crop up along the way. The road to a solution is twisted and there are many possible suspects. Harry is involved with one of the people involved in the story, an ex-girlfriend who comes back into his life hoping for a reunion. Harry receives threatening emails and wonders if he was involved in crimes while in a blackout. I thought this was a well thought out and interesting read. I enjoyed it.

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Dreamstime
Dec 31, 2018

Too complicated and confusing for me, made worse by my difficulty in tracking the many Norwegian names. I'm in trouble when I cannot differentiate between male and female characters. Plus, my stepfather drank a lot so Hole's drinking turned me off.

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SF_READER
May 10, 2017

This is book 4 in the Harry Hole Series.

Book introduces the character, Beate Lønn.

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Pisinga
Oct 30, 2015

In this book there is too much going on! In my opinion, unnecessary complication of the plot with introducing many new characters, whose roll is really insignificant, and also so many unnecessary twists. But in general - interesting, Page turner, especially in the first half of narrative.

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uncommonreader
Mar 02, 2013

This story is too detailed and very convoluted. It is supposedly about revenge but this concept is used only as a plot device with no insight into the idea of revenge itself.

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sldoug
Jul 13, 2012

Very entertaining cop mystery. Felt fairly typical for the genre, but it definitely kept me reading and I'd like to read the next one.

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CB2295
Jan 10, 2012

This book #4 in the Detective Harry Hole series set in Oslo but it is important to read The Redbreast (#3 in the series) BEFORE you read this one because of logical linkages among the books; this one’s a wonderfully-interwoven story involving a couple of murder investigations; only small problem is that things in the final 30 pages seemed to me to get a bit muddled but maybe it was clearly written and I just did not understand or was tired but couldn’t stop reading.

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tocch101
Nov 25, 2011

A great read. Not as strong as The Snowman, but a building point that leads up to the growth this writer went through.

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