In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with twenty-four inexplicable puncture wounds, both drowned in their own blood. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options. There is only one man who can help them and he doesn’t want to be found.

Deeply traumatized by an investigation, which threatened the lives of those he holds most dear, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong’s opium dens. But with his Father seriously ill in hospital, Harry reluctantly agrees to return to Oslo. He has no intention of working on the case, but his instinct takes over when a third victim is found brutally murdered in a city park.

Jo Nesbo is the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman and is being touted as the next Stieg Larssen so I guess its no wonder I was drawn to read The Leopard. This is taught thriller/crime writing at its finest. A heart stopping thrill ride that will have you on the edge of your seat right until the last page.

Readers will be drawn in by the beautifully executed plot lines and the very skilful depiction of the characters. This is sure to be another international best seller for Jo Nesbo and rightfully so, I think it will have many people heading out to get their hands on all his other works as well.

An exquisitely written book by a new master of crime fiction, Jo Nesbo will have everyone enthralled by his chilling stories and wanting more and more.

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