This is my review of The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo which I have read recently. It is the ongoing saga of detective Harry Hole.
It is just before Christmas and the Salvation Army is preparing to sing carols to the shoppers as they get their last minute bargains. A shot rings out and one of the singers is hit and dies.
Seemingly there is no motive for the killing, no suspect can be found, neither can the weapon, and the weather is worsening. The murderer has to stay the night due to the weather, only then to discover that he has shot the wrong person. What does he do not finish the mission or go home for Christmas?
As the clues slowly reveal themselves slowly uncovering the professional assassin's history it becomes a race to save the intended victim from death, whilst at the same time the motive for the hit is revealed – a dark episode from the past.
A very enjoyable, though complex book, that slowly reveals the secret as one is peeling an onion. As each layer comes off new information comes to light.
Of course this now makes me want to read the next book in the series – The snowman, but I will have to wait a bit for that.
So this good read was book 15 week 11 fiction 13 (2 on audio) non fiction 2
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