Jo nesbo nemesis review
Nemesis by Jo Nesbo - review
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Jo Nesbo creates instant tension in the opening pages of Nemesis. During a bank robbery, the teller is given 25 seconds to hand over the money. She exceeds the deadline by six seconds, and the robber shoots her dead, before he escapes leaving no forensic clues. But investigator Harry Hole and his female sidekick soon clock on to discrepancies in the CCTV footage, which leads them where no other cop thought to look. Nemesis is the third of the Norwegian writer's novels translated into English, but the fourth of seven featuring Hole.
Nemesis is in part a meditation on revenge and retribution. As Norwegian Detective Harry Hole says to a fellow police officer:. And look at us. Indeed, as Harry discovers, it was the Greek goddess named Nemesis who was the goddess of revenge, an act considered to be punishment by some, but implacable justice by others. The imposition of revenge in both its senses is the main theme of this book.
Review : Oslo police detective Harry Hole investigates a series of bold bank robberies and the murder of an old flame for which he appears to be the prime suspect in Nemesis , the fourth mystery in this series by Jo Nesbo but only the second to be published in the US. Harry is barely holding on to his job with the police department. He's very good at what he does, but he also drinks too much. He's currently assigned to investigate a bank robbery in which the thief not only gets away with the cash, but kills a teller in cold blood because her manager took too long to give it to him. Everything was captured on the bank's security cameras, something the thief seems to use somewhat ironically to his advantage. Harry subsequently meets up with Anna, an old girlfriend; not exactly what he needs right now, but in a drunken stupor spends the night with her, awakening in his own apartment.
And it's difficult to find a review that doesn't make note of that. You'd think publishers would listen up when people moan about this issue. Then, Nesbo's risen quite quickly in the crime fiction league tables, so they must be doing something right. Or: Nesbo's growing popularity is a result of the undeniable quality of the books, regardless of the quirky order you're forced to read them in. I prefer to think it's the latter option. Because, to be frank, they are all so damn good. Nemesis begins with a bank robbery.
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