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  • Published: 11 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473559936
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 640


Harry Hole 12

KNIFE is the brand new Harry Hole thriller from Jo Nesbo where Harry will come face to face with a deadly foe

The brand new Harry Hole thriller from Sunday Times number one bestseller Jo Nesbo.


'Nesbo is one of the best thriller writers on the planet' Daily Express

A man like Harry had better watch his back...

Following the dramatic conclusion of number one bestseller THE THIRST, KNIFE sees Harry Hole waking up with a ferocious hangover, his hands and clothes covered in blood. Not only is Harry about to come face to face with an old, deadly foe, but with his darkest personal challenge yet.

The twelfth instalment in Jo Nesbo’s internationally bestselling crime fiction series.

  • Published: 11 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473559936
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 640

About the author

Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police,The Son, The Thirst and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He’s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 45 million copies around the world.

Before becoming a crime writer, Nesbo played football for Norway’s premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the bandDi Derre (‘Them There’). They topped the charts in Norway, but Nesbo continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat.

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Praise for Knife

[Knife] may be Nesbo’s best storytelling yet. It’s not just clever; it’s diabolical, and let’s be glad it is, because the corkscrewing plot provides a measure of relief from the pain on view in this uncompromisingly intense and brilliant novel


Knife shows Nesbo back on form… This is a police procedural that breaks the bounds of the format with abandon… Nesbo manhandles the reader into contented…submission

Barry Foreshaw, Financial Times

Knife sees the return of Harry’s old nemesis Svein Finne… The plot never goes the way you think it will, as Nesbo delights in playing tricks on the reader

Cole Moreton, Mail on Sunday

This is Scandi noir as dark as obsidian with an emotional wreck of a protagonist


You can imagine the worst (and you will probably be right), but the brilliant Jo Nesbo will surprise you anyway. Knife is the most unpredictable novel in the [Harry Hole] series

Forbes, Russia

The sharp-as-a-knife Nesbo at his best. A first-class mix of thriller and murder mystery . . . Nesbo has done it again . . . Knife is a fantastic and exhilarating suspense novel


Skilfully plotted…Nesbo…uses the vast, cold landscapes of Norway to excellent effect in building dread

Ella Walker, UK Press Syndication

Nesbo indulges his unique, deliciously horrible vision of the world once again

Jake Kerridge, Daily Mirror

The twists play out brilliantly [in Knife]; the translation by Neil Smith is flawless. This is the king of Norwegian crime on top form


Nesbo works his magic as this angsty thriller heads to its tense denouement. Fans of the Scandi crime sensation won’t be disappointed

Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror

Nesbo, sharp-witted as ever, keeps the complex, burnished narrative…a knife-edge… Nesbo remains the king of Scandinavian noir

Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard

Nesbo weaves the strands of his elaborate narrative with the ease of a gifted storyteller, tantalising the reader with misdirections and a plateful of red herrings. Yet it’s remarkable how quickly he can disentrangle an intricate plot. And momentum? He’s a genius at that – the 500-plus pages just fly by… never underestimate Nesbo – he’s a writer with a seemingly endless supply of stories to tell

Debra Craine, The Times

Intricately plotted, with sudden twists and startling developments

Joan Smith, Sunday Times

Another fast-moving Scandi page-turner from Nesbo

UK Press Syndication, *Summer Reads of 2019*

Nesbo…delivers a perfect blend of thriller and police procedural packed with suspense heartbreak and intrigue, never going where you expect it to… Nesbo is one of the best thriller writers on the planet and Knife may well be his best novel yet

Jon Coates, Daily Express

Enjoy his [Nesbo’s] unique, deliciously horrible vision of the world once again

Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express

A real page turner which will give you sleepless nights as you race towards an immensely satisfying conclusion after many twists and turns and a whole host of suspects

Trevor Tubby, Eastern Daily Press

[The] most gripping case yet. Gloriously twisted

Daily Express

Arguably Nesbo’s best yet… Knife is the perfect blend of police procedural and a thriller packed with suspense, heartbreak and intrigue

Jon Coates, Daily Mirror

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