The Thirst

Front Cover
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2017 - Fiction - 480 pages
8 Reviews
#1 International Best Seller†

In this electrifying new thriller from the author of†Police†and†The Snowman, Inspector Harry Hole hunts down a serial murderer who targets his victims . . . on Tinder.

The murder victim, a self-declared Tinder addict. The one solid clue--fragments of rust and paint in her wounds--leaves the investigating team baffled.
††††††† Two days later, there's a second murder: a woman of the same age, a Tinder user, an eerily similar scene.†
††††††† The chief of police knows there's only one man for this case. But Harry Hole is no longer with the force. He promised the woman he loves, and he promised himself, that he'd never go back: not after his last case, which put the people closest to him in grave danger.
††††††† But there's something about these murders that catches his attention, something in the details that the investigators have missed. For Harry, it's like hearing "the voice of a man he was trying not to remember." Now, despite his promises, despite everything he risks, Harry throws himself back into the hunt for a figure who haunts him, the monster who got away.

STARRED REVIEW†
"Exceptional . . . Nesbo depicts a heartbreakingly conflicted Harry, who both wants to forget the horrors he's trying to prevent and knows he has to remember them in all their grim detail."
--Publishers Weekly

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
6
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - smik - LibraryThing

Harry Hole is as content as he's ever been. He is married, working as a lecturer at the Police Academy, even using his previous cases as examples for his students. He has promised his wife Rakel that ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - hemlokgang - LibraryThing

I think this may be my favorite Harry Hole novel yet! Excelkent pace, Harry doesn't screw up a happy relationship, and there is a significant hint of future events. Excellent! Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2017)

JO NESBO is a musician, songwriter, and economist, as well as a writer. His Harry Hole novels include The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard and Phantom, and he is also the author of several stand-alone novels and the Doctor Proctor series of children's books. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel, and his books have sold thirty-three million copies in fifty languages.

Bibliographic information