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Frightening and compelling, it may keep you up until 2:30 a.m.

The Leopard: An Inspector Harry Hole NovelThe Leopard: An Inspector Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbø

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m addicted to the Harry Hole books. This one is like a roller coaster. You think you know who the villain is (along with Harry) but the situation changes so the you have to start guessing all over again.

It is compelling like a bag of Nestle Kisses – you want read just one chapter every night but you end up reading more & more until you realize it’s 2:30 am & you need to get up at 7. Someone braver than I may interrupt by telling me what time it is. Not a good Idea. Uncharacteristically grouchy, I give that person a look that means tread lightly or you might not see 7 o’clock!

I am impressed with Jo Nesbo’s way of introducing unbelievable places & situations without making them seem contrived. Yeah, they are fantastic, but he makes me believe they could exist.

The “apple” device gave me chills. I didn’t look it up because I’m afraid it that someone has created such a weapon. I don’t want to live in a world where it exists. I found myself cringing because I could almost feel the terror and the pain the victims experienced as it did its job.

Throughout the book there were scenes which I almost wanted to skip (I didn’t) but I kept reading because I didn’t want to miss anything. It’s that compelling.


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