By Jo Nesbø
Oslo is sweltering in the summertime warmth while a tender lady is murdered in her flat. One finger has been bring to an end and a tiny pink diamond within the form of a pentagram—a five-pointed star—is came across less than her eyelid. Detective Harry gap is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a colleague he neither likes nor trusts. He believes Tom is at the back of a gang of fingers smugglers—and the homicide of his accomplice. yet Harry, an off-the-rails alcoholic, is simply retaining directly to his task and has little selection yet to play nice.
Five days later, one other lady is mentioned lacking. whilst her severed finger is located embellished with a star-shaped pink diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at the free. made up our minds to discover the killer and divulge the crooked Tom Waaler, Harry discovers the 2 investigations melding in unforeseen methods. yet pursuing the reality comes at a cost, and shortly Harry unearths himself at the run and compelled to make tricky judgements a few destiny he would possibly not dwell to see.
One of the brightest stars of Scandinavian crime writing, Jo Nesbø has been in comparison to Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, and Henning Mankell. His novels are bestsellers all through Europe, acclaimed by means of critics and respected via aficionados of thrillers and mysteries. Brilliantly plotted and paced, The Devil's superstar indicates Nesbø at his best possible, combining strong emotional resonance with really beautiful suspense.
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She asked quickly. " Morton asked. The woman nodded, a quick birdlike motion. " A shake of the head. "No one. " Morton looked at the poor woman standing before him, so braced for bad news. He took a deep breath, feeling sadness settle over him like a grey winter day. " For the briefest moment the woman leaned her forehead against the door, which she still held partially open. A moan escaped her, and she pressed her eyes tightly closed. With a visible effort she pulled herself upright, squaring her narrow shoulders and composing her face.