I read the Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson and needed a new fix. The man branded 'the next Stieg Larsson' seemed perfect.
I wasn't disappointed either. The Redbreast, the first of the Harry Hole series published in the UK, was compelling throughout. Jo Nesbo builds up a story just as well, or, dare I say it, possibly better than Larsson does.
His descriptive story telling puts you in the middle of the action and the tale he has to tell is very good. Lot's of twists and turns and when you think you understand the plot and have all the answers, Nesbo delivers another curve ball.
Brilliant story. My only negative was that after all the build up, all the twists, it finished rather abruptly but then that maybe just down to me not wanting it to finish!