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  • Published: 5 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448192472
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Midnight Sun

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In a remote corner of Norway – a mountain town so far north the sun never sets – a man is running for his life in the thrilling sequel to number-one bestseller Jo Nesbo's Blood on Snow


Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo’s biggest crime lord: the Fisherman.

Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary among a local religious sect.

Hiding out in a shepherd’s cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother and her young son, Knut.

But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity.

And then he discovers that the Fisherman’s men are getting closer...

  • Pub date: 5 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448192472
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the Author

Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son and his latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He’s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 40 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 band Di 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 Midnight Sun

“A perfectly-formed thriller, written in pure, unadorned prose, that pierces the heart with its icy brilliance”

Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror

“A thrilling tale”

Cole Moreton, Mail on Sunday

“Another success for Nesbo”

Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail

“A short, lyrical tale where every word counts and the slow paces helps to build the tension[…] another brilliant thriller from the master storyteller”

Jon Coates, Daily Express

“Short, brisk, emotionally compelling and stylishly written”

Belfast Telegraph Morning

“This is a single-sitting reading experience from a writer who has honed the skills of his craft”

Barry Forshaw, The Independent

“The master of Nordic noir... Blood On Snow and its follow-up Midnight Sun which are touching tales about a hitman and a fixer trying to escape the past.”

Charlotte Heathcote, Daily Express

“A wonderful take on the short crime novels of years past, these two are prime examples of how to tell a gripping story in compact form. Among other surprises is the language that’s almost lyrical. Every word counts.”

Antti Tuomainen, Big Issue

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