The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo (Review #2)


The Devil's StarReviewed by Gina Metz

Oslo Detective Harry Hole is back in Jo Nesbo’s fourth novel in The Devil’s Star. Harry has lost himself in alcohol again but pulls himself out of it when a young woman is found murdered in her flat. Harry is assigned to work the case with dectective Tom Waaler whom Harry hates and believes is responsible for the death of his partner although he has been unable to prove it.

The woman’s finger is removed and a tiny red star-shaped diamond is left on her body. When another woman disappears and her severed finger is delivered with a red star-shaped diamond ring Harry believes a serial killer is at work in Oslo.

Harry faces many difficulties in trying to work with Tom Waaler to stop this killer. Halvorsen and Beate Lonn from Forensics are also back helping Harry on this case. Jo Nesbo keeps the tension mounting in The Devil’s Star just as he has done with all of the previous Harry Hole novels. The Devil’s Star is a wonderful fast paced book that will only make you wish for more. I look forward to many more Harry Hole novels.

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