Been a while I know, I got very distracted with reading a ton of romance books on my kindle and not only that I am heavily binging Bones on Amazon Prime. Which has dropped the physical reading in the last month. But somehow this book has made me start reading physical ones now.

The Thirst by Jo Nesbo

A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer.

Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there’s only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.

When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he’s to finally catch the one who got away.

Published: May 2017

Published Edition: December 2017

Publishers: Vintage

Pages: 640

Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller

Goodreads Star Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


This book sets off two to three years after the events that happened in Police. Harry is now happily married and a great father, he continues to lecture at the Police Academy but this new case somehow has gotten Hole curious. Katrine Bratt is in charage of the investigation and asks Harry if he could assist, while he reluctantly agrees to it, he finds himself asking more questions.

It had been a while since I picked up another Nesbo book and this one had been with me for quite some time. Nesbo’s writing makes me think that his style is like a bottle of whiskey, smooth and rich, tasting all the flavours in your mouth. His writing is soo well done, very descriptive and informative. This book does include a lot of facts and information on the topic of vampirism, which gives the idea of what the killer’s type of motivation. This book made me feel queasy because of the amount of description of blood and the death towards the woman in the killer’s parts.

Aside from the description of blood and discusting parts, this book was so good. It felt soo good to be reading another Nesbo book, it was as if time didn’t pass and you were in that world again. One of the things about Harry is that you are mostly conserned that he is going to fall back down the rabbit hole of alcohol which is his weakness, Harry is a talented detective, very famous in the books, but of course he fears of losing Rakel and Oleg. While he continues to investigate the case, even after they find the killer, he still felt that there was something that didn’t make sense.

I felt so immersed into this book, I wanted to know what happened yet at the same time I had to stop myself because I was rushing to finish it at the end. Nesbo has done a brilliant job of his writing and his evolvement in his characters, sure some of them became douchbags but characters like Katrine Bratt have definitely changed since their introduction.

This book would definitely fit if you were reading it in October, towards the end of the month. While it is a crime novel, the way how the vampirist worked in his obtaining the woman and killing them, made me feel very creeped out, especially the gory parts. It would have fit perfectly near Halloween.

I will say this, be very careful on dating sites because there might be a man who would break in your house and take all of your blood.


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