This is number 11 in the Harry Hole series, and a reminder why Nesbo earned the acclaim ‘King of Nordic Noir’! Harry Hole is now a lecturer, and he’s left the force and is married to Rakel. But then his input is needed when a murder reveals a serial killer that uses Vampire techniques on his victims. There appears to be a link to an old case, the only one that he failed to close in his career… Fans will love being reunited with Harry; he’s the ultimate likeable anti-hero, with enough human foibles that ensures the reader (well, this reader anyway) relates to him. In this story, Harry has a brand new kind of inner conflict to deal with: his peaceful and happy new lifestyle. How can he reconcile the world he tries to protect people from, whose existence is fundamental to his personality, to the one inhabited by his loved ones? Fast-paced, well-plotted and highly enjoyable.