After reading a few novels written by Jo Nesbo, you will discover a pattern in his Harry Hole books. But you don't care. These books are such gripping page turners, that you'll buy the next one as well. Brilliantly written, populated with convincing characters who struggle with their demons and pushed by a well constructed plot with numerous unexpected developments, his books leave a surprisingly positive feeling, in spite of many violent or even gory scenes. Jo Nesbo is a natural story teller on his way to perfection.