Knife - Jo Nesbø & Neil Smith


By Jo Nesbø & Neil Smith

  • Release Date: 2019-07-09
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 343 Ratings)


Brilliant, audaciously rogue police officer, Harry Hole from The Snowman and The Thirst, is back and in the throes of a new, unanticipated rage--once again hunting the murderer who has haunted his entire career.

Harry Hole is not in a good place. Rakel--the only woman he's ever loved--has ended it with him, permanently. He's been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police but it's in the cold case office, when what he really wants is to be investigating cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. And now, Finne is free after a decade-plus in prison--free, and Harry is certain, unreformed and ready to take up where he left off. But things will get worse. When Harry wakes up the morning after a blackout, drunken night with blood that's clearly not his own on his hands, it's only the very beginning of what will be a waking nightmare the likes of which even he could never have imagined.


  • Knife

    By Jsmwoods
    The infamous and brilliant detective has somehow managed to solve, and survive, a case very close to his home and heart of hearts. Thank you Mr Nesbo for such a flawed, and yet resilient good guy as Harry Hole.
  • Nesbo has once again hit it out of the park

    By RogerMcQ
    I couldn’t put it down. Twists and turns that keep you guessing. Can’t wait for his next novel!RogerMcq
  • Author Is Mailing It In

    By kc75070
    omg…what a disappointment… after page about what a disgusting loser of a drunk the protagonist is…..I wish Apple gave refunds…..
  • Knife

    By Artymusician
    Spoiler Alert! I have read all of this author’s books, and would rate most 5/5. However, Knife was the most convoluted book that disappointed me very much. The dull musical tangents were distractions. The back and forth time periods were confusing and unnecessary. Rakel is murdered, drunken Harry dies but doesn’t really, Bjorn is a murderer, Harry is a father, the serial rapist dies (best ending ever for him) killed by a damaged ex soldier seeking revenge for his raped sister! Oh my goodness! I skipped large portions of this because the dialogue was trite and ridiculous. Only the fantastic ending saved the day and earned the book a 1 instead of 0. I still don’t know the point of the stroke victim watching a screen with the blue dress caught on a limb. And the stories of Afghanistan were just too absurd. Bjorn didn’t need to die like Hank Williams. Please. Could have been a book of focused short stories instead of a long and boring book! I won’t be looking for the next Harry Hole installment, as I’ve given him the perfect ending myself.