Author: Jo Nesbo
Genre: Thriller, Harry Hole Series #1
Published: 1997 (originally)
Personal Rating: 3.5/5 (good)
Yearly Count: 5
Harry Hole, a Norwegian police officer, is called to Sydney, Australia to assist in the investigation of a Norwegian murdered woman.
Hooray! I finally met Harry Hole! All I knew about him was that he was flawed, so I didn't have any lofty expectations regarding him, per se. However, I did have expectations regarding the plot (due to the popularity of Nesbo's books), and it turned out to be less than what I had hoped for. I also found some trouble spots with the translation, but it wasn't too bad. Overall, it was good. I'm eager to meet up with Harry again (several on my shelf), but I will be waiting for The Cockroaches (#2) to be published in English before I venture down this path again. I have so many authors I want to read that I can wait.