Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The Devil's Star - Jo Nesbø
In this book, a serial killer was haunting Oslo by killing young women. He left behind a mark, a drawing of the devil's star and a diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star. The story reminded me of Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders. The killer wanted to kill B, but to throw off suspicion, he also killed A and C, so that the police would think that it was the work of a serial killer.
Compared to the two previous book, The Devil's Star was better, especially the plot concerning Hole vs Waaler. Waaler was a favourite in the police force - while Harry Hole was the black goat - and when Waaler wanted to crush Hole, he used every advantage an inspector police could use. It was clever how Harry Hole could escape from the trap and return the attack.
In the beginning of The Redbreast, the chapters ended abruptly before moving to new scenes. In Nemesis and The Devil's Star this didn't happen anymore.