The Thirst

The Thirst

Large Print - 2017
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A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters. With pressure mounting from the media to find the killer, Harry is reluctant to return to the place and the institution that took everything from him - until he starts to suspect that this murder might be connected to his one failed case. When another victim is found, Harry realizes that he needs to put everything on the line if he's to finally catch the one killer who got away.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, ©2017.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781524780210
Characteristics: 769 pages :,map ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Smith, Neil (Neil Andrew) - Translator

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iujigga2003
Feb 11, 2020

Good detective novel with a couple of fun twists at the end to keep the action going.

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AProkesch
Jun 27, 2019

As always: If you like the Harry Hole series, you'll most likely also enjoy this book. Nesbø has a bit of a different approach this time with how he builds up the guessing game about the possible perpetrator, therefore it would be good if you read the earlier book (Police).
Nesbø also opens up a couple of side stages which, in my opinion, improve the book and give it more depth. Also his interactions and connections with his colleagues are getting more and more complicated. Especially the 2nd half of the book kept me on the edge and I stayed up long to finish it.

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empbee
Jun 26, 2019

Keeps you in suspense and guessing to the very end. Some good social facts inserted.

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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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ba_library
Jul 07, 2017

I think I have read all of the Harry Hole books by Nesbo. I must confess that I often get confused by the story and the characters. This book is quite clear, Oslo has a murderer on the loose who has “vampiric” tendencies. Harry who has been teaching at the Police College, has been recruited back to the Oslo police force due to his specialization in serial murders. This book calls in his associates from the psychology division. Can Harry solve the case without resorting to his favorite fallback – booze? He has more personal considerations now that he is married. Nesbo is a writer, economist, and musician. He often goes off on musical tangents, in this book, people who like Bad Company – for me, he often writes sounding like a middle-aged hipster, which gets a bit tiresome. A plot line based around vampires was not very intriguing for me (were they going to end up at a Twilight convention?) but Nesbo makes it work. His writing has been labeled as “Nordic Noir.” Some don’t like his writing style, this one is a bit long, but fairly well conceived and explained (or elaborated) which is usually my largest complaint about Nesbo’s writing.

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EllaMill
Sep 10, 2017

EllaMill thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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