Revenge. Jo Nesbo maintains suspense to the last page of his novel, Nemesis. Protagonist Harry Hole is a police investigator with a bundle of personal challenges that provide some distraction from the essence of his talent and expertise. The multiple plot lines require a reader’s focused attention, and Hole’s personal relationship with a murder victim adds to the suspense. Just when I thought I had things figured out, I was proved wrong. Readers wonder along with Hole whether or not murders and robberies are connected, and the identity of Hole’s nemesis takes a while to figure out. Hole’s sidekick Beate Lonn provides great talent of her own that complements, and often covers for Hole. Fans of mysteries and crime novels will find a lot of reading pleasure on the pages of Nemesis.
Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)