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Detective Harry Hole finds himself up against a terrifying serial killer in this thriller by internationally bestselling Jo Nesbo

36 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

‘Nesbo sets a cracking pace... A series of spectacular plot twists leads to a thrilling finale’
Guardian

THE MARK OF THE DEVIL, THE SIGN OF A KILLER...

A young woman is murdered in her flat and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star is found behind her eyelid.

Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case, alongside his long-time adversary Tom Waaler, and initially wants no part in it.

But Harry is already on his final warning and has little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor when it becomes apparent that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands.

‘Shocking and surprising...expertly paced’
The Times

‘Terrific... A stunning twist turns this into a first-rate thriller’
Daily Telegraph

Reviews

A well-crafted rollercoaster of a book.. Nesbo sets a cracking pace... A series of spectacular plot twists leads to a thrilling finale. Highly recommended

Guardian

Compelling... Shocking and surprising...expertly paced

The Times

Many authors know how to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Jo Nesbo's one of the few who keeps them there

Linwood Barclay

Terrific... A stunning twist turns this into a first-rate thriller

Sunday Telegraph

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