My rating 3.5 / 5
The Devil’s Star is the latest in the Harry Hole series that I am up to, having read all those translated to English up to this point.
I have to say I was left a little disappointed. The translation on this one wasn’t as good (I wonder if I was reading an early version?) and the story seemed to drag and veer with too many threads that were both completely unrealistic but also not finished in a satisfactory way.
I have loved the previous Nesbo books, and the character of Harry Hole is brilliant. He’s a master detective but also deeply flawed. There are many strands to his character that Nesbo explores wonderfully. However, Devil’s Star felt just a little bit lacking somewhere along the way. I can’t quite put my finger on what it was that was missing. Had it been my first introduction to Nesbo’s work, I don’t think I’d be rushing to read the next book.
However, that said I have the others books sat on the shelf, and I’ll read them…. Just perhaps not as quickly as I had anticipated.