The Kingdom, Jo Nesbo | Book Review

The Kingdom opening lines: It was the day dog died. I was sixteen, Carl fifteen. A few days earlier Dad had shown us the hunting knife I killed him with.

My blurb:

Roy wanted to be Carl’s protector, but it took him a long time to grow into that person. But when he did, he took his role to the extreme. Now Carl has returned home, and Roy is forced into that position once again. Will Carl remain the victim who needs protecting. Or will he become the aggressor?

The Kingdom

In the mountains of Norway a man lives a peaceful existence. However one day his younger brother, always the more successful and charming of the two, turns up to visit, accompanied by his new wife. It soon turns out that the little brother is not quite as angelic as he seems.

My verdict:

Secrets really have a way of destroying people, and this novel is witness to that. I enjoyed this read, and found it to be what I expect from Jo Nesbo.

About the book:

The gripping new standalone thriller from multi-million copy bestseller, Jo Nesbo. Set in a small town filled with secrets, this is a compellingly atmospheric new thriller from the Sunday Times  number one bestseller. You can read an extract from the book here.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781787300804
Format Trade Paperback
Published September 2020

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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