I've heard his name over and over, but this was the first Nesbo title I've read. Part of the draw was that it seems like everyone who reads his books raves about the detective Harry Hole, who features in several of the books. I like characters who show up in series. Arkady Renko, Kurt Wallander, Kinsey Milhone, Harry Bosch...all of these become so familar in series form that you can almost know how they think. (I dropped the Javier Falcon series after awhile...just too gory, too ick!)
I'm not going to go into a formal review....I picked this up as part of my goof-off time reading and enjoyed it. It's won of ton of awards, and for once I'd think someone could make a movie of this rather than the inevitable Larsson books. Great mystery, great series, good stuff!
Purchased at the Book Exchange in Los Osos, California.