Tuesday, 26 July 2011
'The Leopard' by Jo Nesbo
(translated by Don Bartlett)
Published by Harvill Secker (2010).
It's a nail-biting, fast moving, action packed thriller. There is no lack of detail and some of it is pretty gruesome, but it adds to the feel of the story and is not there just for the sake of it.
This is the second book I've read by Jo Nesbo, the first was 'The Redeemer', and I have to say that I enjoyed this book more. The setting and the storyline are more interesting and the web of characters and their interconnected stories keeps you guessing right to the end.
From the back cover:
'In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with twenty-four inexplicable puncture wounds, both drowned in their own blood. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options. There is only one man who can help them, and he doesn't want to be found.'
Once the story starts it's very difficult to put down and I really had the feeling of a hair-raising roller coaster ride. I wanted to read 'just one more page' and then 'just one more' until I realised that I was half-way through it! I hope you enjoy it too.