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KNIFE is the brand new Harry Hole thriller from Jo Nesbo where Harry will come face to face with a deadly foe

HARRY HOLE FACES A DEADLY FOE IN THE NEW THRILLER FROM SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER JO NESBO.

'Nesbo is one of the best thriller writers on the planet' Daily Express

HARRY HOLE IS ABOUT TO FACE HIS DARKEST CASE YET.
Harry is in a bad place: Rakel has left him, he’s working cold cases and notorious rapist and murderer Svein Finne is back on the streets.

THE FIRST KILLER HARRY PUT BEHIND BARS IS OUT TO GET HIM.
Harry is responsible for the many years Finne spent in prison but now he’s free and ready to pick up where he left off.

A MAN LIKE HARRY BETTER WATCH HIS BACK.
When Harry wakes up with blood on his hands, and no memory of what he did the night before, he knows everything is only going to get worse . . .

*JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 40 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE*

The phenomenal twelfth instalment in Jo Nesbo’s internationally bestselling crime fiction series.

Reviews

[Knife] may be Nesbo’s best storytelling yet. It’s not just clever; it’s diabolical, and let’s be glad it is, because the corkscrewing plot provides a measure of relief from the pain on view in this uncompromisingly intense and brilliant novel

Booklist

Knife shows Nesbo back on form… This is a police procedural that breaks the bounds of the format with abandon… Nesbo manhandles the reader into contented…submission

Barry Foreshaw, Financial Times

Knife sees the return of Harry’s old nemesis Svein Finne… The plot never goes the way you think it will, as Nesbo delights in playing tricks on the reader

Cole Moreton, Mail on Sunday

This is Scandi noir as dark as obsidian with an emotional wreck of a protagonist

i

You can imagine the worst (and you will probably be right), but the brilliant Jo Nesbo will surprise you anyway. Knife is the most unpredictable novel in the [Harry Hole] series

Forbes, Russia

The sharp-as-a-knife Nesbo at his best. A first-class mix of thriller and murder mystery . . . Nesbo has done it again . . . Knife is a fantastic and exhilarating suspense novel

Dagbladet

Skilfully plotted…Nesbo…uses the vast, cold landscapes of Norway to excellent effect in building dread

Ella Walker, UK Press Syndication

Nesbo indulges his unique, deliciously horrible vision of the world once again

Jake Kerridge, Daily Mirror

The twists play out brilliantly [in Knife]; the translation by Neil Smith is flawless. This is the king of Norwegian crime on top form

Observer

Nesbo works his magic as this angsty thriller heads to its tense denouement. Fans of the Scandi crime sensation won’t be disappointed

Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781787300774

    July 16, 2019

    Harvill Secker

    544 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Hardback

    9781787300767

    July 11, 2019

    Harvill Secker

    544 pages

    RRP $49.99

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  • EBook

    9781473559936

    July 11, 2019

    Vintage Digital

    544 pages

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  • Audio CD

    9781786141835

    July 11, 2019

    Audiobooks

    RRP $49.99

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Extract

PART ONE

1

A ragged dress was hanging from one branch of a rotting pine tree. It put the old man in mind of a song from his youth, about a dress on a washing line. But this dress wasn’t hanging in a southerly breeze like in the song, but in the ice-cold meltwater in a river. It was completely still down at the bottom of the river, and even though it was five o’clock in the afternoon, and it was March, and the sky above the surface of the water was clear, just as the forecast had said, there wasn’t a lot of sun-light left after it had been filtered through a layer of ice and four metres of water. Which meant that the pine tree and dress lay in weird, greenish semi-darkness. It was a summer dress, he had concluded, blue with white polka dots. Maybe the dress had once been coloured, he didn’t know. It probably depended on how long the dress had been hanging there, snagged on the branch. And now the dress was hanging in a current that never stopped, washing it, stroking it when the river was running slowly, tugging and pulling at it when the river was in full flow, slowly but surely tearing it to pieces. If you looked at it that way, the old man thought, the dress was a bit like him. That dress had once meant something to someone, a girl or woman, to the eyes of another man, or a child’s arms. But now, just like him, it was lost, discarded, without any purpose, trapped, constrained, voiceless. It was just a matter of time before the current tore away the last remnants of what it had once been.

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