The Redbreast By Jo Nesbo

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The Redbreast is a fabulous introduction to Nesbø’s tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole. A brilliant and epic novel, breathtaking in its scope and design—winner of The Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel and selected as the best Norwegian crime novel ever written by members of Norway’s book clubs—The Redbreast is a chilling tale of murder and betrayal that ranges from the battlefields of World War Two to the streets of modern-day Oslo. Follow Hole as he races to stop a killer and disarm a ticking time-bomb from his nation’s shadowy past. Vogue magazine says that “nobody can delve into the dark, twisted mind of a murderer better than a Scandinavian thriller writer”…and nobody does it better than Jo Nesbø! James Patterson fans should also take note.

Paperback
519 PAGES

Book Condition:
Excellent
ISBN:
9781843432173

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Description

The Redbreast By Jo Nesbo

The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo is a 2000 crime novel. It is the first book in the Harry Hole series, which follows the adventures of a Norwegian detective named Harry Hole.

The novel begins in 1999, when a retired Norwegian police officer named Frederik Frolich is murdered. Frolich had been investigating a series of unsolved murders that occurred during World War II. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case, and he quickly realizes that he is dealing with a cold-blooded killer.

Hole soon discovers that Frolich was investigating a group of Norwegian collaborators who worked with the Nazis during World War II. The collaborators were known as the Redbreasts, and they were responsible for killing members of the Norwegian resistance.

Hole and his team work tirelessly to track down the Redbreasts. But they are always one step behind. The Redbreasts are well-organized and they have powerful friends in high places.

As the investigation continues, Hole begins to receive strange messages from the Redbreasts. The Redbreasts taunt him and challenge him to catch them. Hole realizes that the Redbreasts are not just criminals. They are also psychopaths who are obsessed with him.

Hole and his team eventually track down the Redbreasts. But not before they kill several more people and leave a trail of destruction in their wake.

Characters

  • Detective Harry Hole: The main character of the novel. Hole is a brilliant and dedicated investigator. He is also a flawed and complex individual who struggles with alcoholism and personal demons.
  • Frederik Frolich: A retired Norwegian police officer who is murdered at the beginning of the novel. Frolich was investigating a series of unsolved murders that occurred during World War II.
  • The Redbreasts: A group of Norwegian collaborators who worked with the Nazis during World War II. The Redbreasts are responsible for killing members of the Norwegian resistance.

Themes

The Redbreast explores a number of themes, including:

  • The nature of evil: The novel explores the idea that evil is not always clear-cut. The Redbreasts are not stereotypical villains. They are complex individuals who are motivated by their own dark desires.
  • The power of obsession: The Redbreasts are obsessed with Hole. This obsession drives them to kill and to commit other acts of violence.
  • The importance of justice: Hole is determined to bring the Redbreasts to justice, even if it means putting his own life in danger.

Conclusion

The Redbreast is a well-written and suspenseful novel. Nesbo keeps the reader guessing until the very end. The novel also explores some interesting themes, such as the nature of evil, the power of obsession, and the importance of justice.