The Kingdom

The Kingdom

Large Print - 2020
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"In a rural village deep in the mountains, Roy leads a quiet, simple life as a mechanic, but when his little brother Carl turns up with a proposal for a grand hotel to revive the struggling community, simmering tensions begin to surface about the town's troubled history and the brothers' own disturbing past. Roy has always protected his younger brother, but his loyalty to family is tested when Carl's plans threaten all they hold dear. To complicate matters, Roy finds himself falling head-over-heels in love with Carl's wife Shannon. The more he tries to protect Carl, the more Roy finds himself dredging up the town's shocking past. And Roy will be forced to decide just how far he will go to protect his brother"--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, c2020
Edition: 1st large print ed
ISBN: 9780593339152
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT FICTION Nesbo
Characteristics: 751 p. (large print) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ferguson, Robert 1948-


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Mar 22, 2021

I agree with the negative vibes about this latest Nesbo novel. The story line is boring and the characters lackluster. I gave it a try because his previous books have ben compelling reading but this novel just doesn't have a "hook" to entice you to keep reading. The charters are dull and the storyline drags. So SAD!

JCLMELODYK Mar 18, 2021

This is my first Jo Nesbo and I do like the way he writes and I will read him again. It looks like from the comments of other Nesbo fans, that this is definitely not his best book. So I'm going to select a Harry Hole novel and give it a read.

Jan 30, 2021

Gutted. Terrible ending. Harry Hole can rest easy. He'll Be Back.

Jan 23, 2021

Hard to believe Nesbo wrote this. Not a thriller, not exciting. I didn’t give it any rating star.
Please please bring Harry hole back soon!

Jan 17, 2021

Not one of Nesbo’s best, and certainly not a thriller. Unrelentingly dark, with a large cast of thoroughly unattractive characters. Ends on the same bleak note on which it started. This is a kingdom to stay away from.

Jan 17, 2021

This is a real disappointment from Nesbo. Incest between brothers is the main theme. Not an entertaining topic. I quit it early.

Jan 07, 2021

A lot of depth and complexity in this tale - shades of Shakespearean tragedy, even, in the relentless creep of character flaws in an insular village life and a small family unit. Nesbo explicitly asks at times if we really can know another human being, or if the story itself starts making its own decisions.

Dec 30, 2020

I have to disagree with the previous comments in that I believe an author has the right to go on to other subjects for his novels. Don't just rehash the same characters and plots go on to something new which the author does with full throttle speed. By the last couple of chapters I was laughing so hard I couldn't believe what he had done. Well done Jo Nesbo. I highly recommend just don't expect a Harry Hole novel.

Dec 28, 2020

A very slow start that goes on & on. Eventually we begin to see there's bad stuff going on with this family. An interesting tale - but totally unlike what we expect from Nesbo. As he gets more polished I miss his raw, over the top, mayhem of his early novels.

Dec 23, 2020

Slow start, hard to believe this was written by Jo Nesbo. . Nothing like any of his previous books !

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