(Book of the Month) — (Book Club)
The Participant Observer Book of the Month is: Midnight Sun
by Jo Nesbø
This is not an Inspector Harry Hole novel. Set in desolate northern Norway, the "land of the midnight sun" where Nesbo grew up, it is the story of an Oslo drug dealer on the run from almost certain death at the hands of his former crime boss. It is also a story of religion, hope, desperation and love. This is the second and perhaps the best in Nesbo's studies of men on the wrong side of the law.
"It tells a simple story — in the best sense of the word — and tells it well."—Washington Post
"…this forcefully written story … sends a man off to lose himself in the wilderness — where he finds himself instead."—New York Times Book Review
"…excellent standalone from Edgar-finalist Nesbø."—Publisher's Weekly