The Thirst

The Thirst

Book - 2017
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#1 International Best Seller

In this electrifying new thriller from the author of Police and The Snowman , Inspector Harry Hole hunts down a serial murderer who targets his victims . . . on Tinder.

The murder victim, a self-declared Tinder addict. The one solid clue--fragments of rust and paint in her wounds--leaves the investigating team baffled.
Two days later, there's a second murder: a woman of the same age, a Tinder user, an eerily similar scene.
The chief of police knows there's only one man for this case. But Harry Hole is no longer with the force. He promised the woman he loves, and he promised himself, that he'd never go back: not after his last case, which put the people closest to him in grave danger.
But there's something about these murders that catches his attention, something in the details that the investigators have missed. For Harry, it's like hearing "the voice of a man he was trying not to remember." Now, despite his promises, despite everything he risks, Harry throws himself back into the hunt for a figure who haunts him, the monster who got away.

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"Exceptional . . . Nesbo depicts a heartbreakingly conflicted Harry, who both wants to forget the horrors he's trying to prevent and knows he has to remember them in all their grim detail."
-- Publishers Weekly
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, 2017
ISBN: 9780735272477
Branch Call Number: M NES
Characteristics: 461 p. :,map ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Neil (Neil Andrew)

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pacdg
Dec 15, 2018

slow to start, but became gripping from just before half-way and kept up the tension to the end. Of course he needed to survive, but it looked touch-and-go at one stage.
and, of course, a tantalising glimpse of unfinished business

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bolan1972
Nov 04, 2018

All of Nesbo's books are highly suspenseful and well plotted but sometimes I get tired of the lead characters. I'll read a few by this authour then go months before I pick up another one.

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vdbarry
Sep 20, 2018

Nesbo is always entertaining though somewhat long winded with explicit details and past history of minor characters. THIRST might have been rated 3+ stars if the author had simply finished his manuscript before the last 30 pages; which was filled with inconsistencies. Why linger on to set the stage for his next book?

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nik_jhin
Nov 08, 2017

Brilliant and thrilling novel by Jo Nesbo. He is one the best novelist in thriller genre. Harry Hole come out of his depressed life to find the killer who is thirsty for blood.
Good engaging novel with lot of characters, easy to read. Good flow and story. Probably not better than the hit The Snowman but good for Harry Hole and Jo Nesbo fans.

CircMary Aug 15, 2017

A must-read for all Harry Hole fans, although this one didn't seem to have the "on-the-edge-of-your-seat" feeling the others did.

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gailjackman
Jul 29, 2017

This was Jo Nesbo's latest novel on Inspector Harry Hole, #11, and was a very quick read - making me wish it would never end OR that the author was publishing #12 in the series.

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gloryb
Jul 04, 2017

Persevered with Nesbo's long paragraphs of fillers for 3/4 quarters of this novel in which his characters ruminate about a topic of interest to them. Whether its about music, American Indian practices, vampire studies - it was uninteresting to read. However, these passages make the time pass in the novel and stretch the novel to many pages as Harry and his team return to identify a killer with vampire tendencies- a good plotline. The payoff for persistent reading comes with the ending - lots of action and turn arounds. The novel continues where the last novel ended with the same characters and conflicting relationships among colleagues. Mikael Bellman, now Chief of Police, still has a strong connection with his image maker, Isabella, and his childhood friend, Truls Berenstein still hot for his wife, Ulla, has been demoted to a filing clerk position in the police force. Not a novel to begin reading about Harry Hole

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Rogerhockett
Jul 03, 2017

Disappointing. Too much imagination, too much plot and not enough literary development. Way below Mankel's average effort. Very bloody, lack of subtle sensibility.

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emerge
Jun 18, 2017

One of my favourite series & maybe my expectations were unrealistic following "The Son" & "Police" which were both amazing reads. Took a while to get into this one. Harry Hole is in a reflective mood due to a personal crisis & the reemergence of a killer he failed to catch in a previous case.
But Nesbo is the master of creating intricate story lines with plenty of misdirection to keep you guessing. After a slow & over long first half, it finally caught fire & the last quarter is a full on page turner. The ending guarantees I'll be waiting on the next instalment.

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exie3
May 28, 2017

A little too much gore this time - did some fast-forwarding, but still love Harry.

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Sep 10, 2017

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