Saturday, 20 January 2018

REVIEW ~ Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo


When the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand is found dead with a knife in his back in a Bangkok brothel, Inspector Harry Hole is dispatched from Oslo to help hush up the case.

But once he arrives Harry discovers that this case is about much more than one random murder. There is something else, something more pervasive, scrabbling around behind the scenes. Or put another way, for every cockroach you see in your hotel room, there are hundreds behind the walls. Surrounded by round-the-clock traffic noise, Harry wanders the streets of Bangkok lined with go-go bars, temples, opium dens, and tourist traps, trying to piece together the story of the ambassador’s death even though no one asked him to, and no one wants him to, not even Harry himself.

I enjoyed Cockraoches a little better than The Bat but it becomes more apparent in this book that Harry Hole is in disarray, he's very fond of the drink and women (like all men) and his life is a total mess and has a lot of personal history which we learn about in this book. Although I enjoyed this book, I still haven't felt what everyone else is saying in their reviews about Jo Nesbo and his books.  I think I'll skip right to reading The Snowman next and see if I can see what all the fuss is about and then come back to The Redbreast and follow the series.

Cockroaches is available from all good bookshops, libraries and is on Kindle and is currently £4.99 at the time of publication of this review.

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