Genre: Thriller


This is book #4 in the Harry Hole series.


“The Setesdal Twitch,” she said

“The Setesdal Twitch”?”

“He went down like a ton of bricks”, poor thing”

A local bank is being robbed.  The robber has the assistant do all his (or her) talking while he (or she) whispers in the assistants ear.  The bank manager has 25 seconds to fill the bag with money or the robber will kill the assistant.  It took a few seconds longer than 25 and the robber shoots the assistant in the head….killing her instantly.

An old flame, Anna, comes back into Harry’s life just as he is happy with Rakel and Oleg (Rakel’s 10 year old son). Old sparks fly, Harry resists, but, cannot.  Waking up in the morning with a terrible hangover, Harry goes to work only to find that Anna is dead….suicide (or so everyone but Harry thinks).

Still mourning the murder of his partner, Ellen, in the last book, Harry is now paired with Beate Lonn a shy but gifted detective with the ability to see things in a video that no one else sees and, more remarkably, she remembers every face she has ever seen.

Together, Beate and Harry follow the clues trying to solve the bank assistants murder, while Harry works to figure out how Anna died, and, he is still trying to solve Ellen’s murder from a year ago.

Busy guy.

On the bright side, Harry (a raging alcoholic) stays sober throughout the book. And that’s a good thing……since Harry needs to keep his head clear as his own murder could be next.

“Nemesis” is a cerebral novel with less action and more deception, research, and intrigue.  A terrific book that is very hard to put down while furthering Harry’s story as a troubled, but brilliant, detective. Twists and turns abound, but, the clues are in plain sight as you read the book.


Posted by Mike Pihlman

I am the Director of a 501c3 non-profit that awards college scholarships to Tracy, CA scholars in honor of my daughter's best friend, and our part-time daughter, Carol Phan who we lost on Sept 18, 2010. I am a: Book Review (, Technology (, and Movie Review ( blogger.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful book, and it’s by Jo Nesbo! Thank you for the review.


    1. Jo Nesbo is terrific. 😀


Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.