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The Thirst

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jo Nesbo

Narrated By: John Lee

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: May 2017

Duration: 17 hours 9 minutes


Harry Hole returns in the eleventh installment of the best-selling, electrifying crime fiction series that includes The Bat, The Snowman, and, most recently, Police.

In Police—the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø’s hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective—a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the lives of the people closest to him. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters.
The victim is in her mid-thirties, a lawyer who specialized in rape cases, a self-declared Tinder addict. Her neck is a canvas of puncture marks, her apartment awash in her blood—though not enough to account for the amount she’s lost. The one solid clue—tiny fragments of rust and paint in the puncture wounds—only leaves the investigating team baffled.

And then, two days later, a second murder: a woman of the same age, a Tinder user, the puncture wounds and blood.
The chief of police turns to the most successful murder detective the police have ever had. But Harry Hole is no longer with the force. He promised the woman he loves, he promised himself, that he’d never go back: not after the cop-killer case . . .

But there’s something about these murders, something in the details that the investigators don’t seem to notice, that catches Hole’s attention, that’s like hearing “the voice of a man he was trying not to remember.”

Now, despite his promises, despite everything he knows he risks, Harry throws himself back into the hunt for his nemesis, the monster who got away.


  • Kim B

    Normally my husband and I like Nesbo's books, but this was not only drawn out, including an entire section (3) that should have been shortened and incorporated into the prior section, but he went on and on describing things that were unnecessary to advance the story. I recommend that you try one of his other books before reading this one. We listened to it on a trip, but both of us thought it was about an hour too long. Plus the final result was such that it was hard to suspend your disbelief...fairly farfetched.