Friends this is my review of the book The Leopard by Jo Nesbo, which I have read recently. I have realised that as the sun has been shining, the Easter holiday's and lots of work I have become slightly lax in recording my thoughts about the books that I have been reading. But hopefully I will be able to catch up this week.
The Leopard is the continuing saga of Inspector Harry Hole and his particular skills in solving crime especially murder in and around Oslo. This time due to forthcoming cuts there are added tensions between the different law enforcement agencies. It seems that unless Harry can solve the crimes in 48 hours his section will be closed down.
Things do not go quite according to plan and Harry has to jet off to Africa on expenses to solve the mystery. Of course Harry eventually solves the crimes, but the misery and body count along the way just grows. This then makes one question as to why am I reading the book. The horror and pain described is not that enjoyable, yes I do want to know the mystery and why it has been done. And yes the twists and turns are really good but the question is do they out-way the misery. I am not sure about that.
For me a good story is one where there is a little light relief along the way. A point where one can come up for air, catch a breath and move on. Sadly this seemed to be lacking in this story. It just seemed to go down and down. If you like very dark horror mystery then this is the book for you but I am not sure if I will be reading the next book in the Harry Hole series – certainly I will need something a bit lighter for quite some time before considering it.
So this was book This was book 28 week 23 fiction 25 (audio book 5) non fiction 3.
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