Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Devil's Star

Motive. The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo provides readers who love mystery thrillers with two key elements: a complex plot and a complex well-developed protagonist. Detective Harry Hole’s alcoholism and nonconformity has put him at the brink of dismissal from the force. A serial murderer provides a reprieve for Harry, who never stops thinking. The multiple connections Hole makes, and the ways in which he never lets go of the case, provide great plot momentum. In this novel, Hole becomes fixed on the element of motive. I was captivated by the plot throughout the novel, and read this book quickly and with pleasure, despite spending time in the depths of evil that Nesbo plumbs through his villains. Rating: Three-star (Recommended) Click here to purchase The Devil’s Star from amazon.com.

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