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The kingdom / Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Robert Ferguson.

Nesbø, Jo, 1960- (author.). Ferguson, Robert, 1948- (translator.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

8 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library NES (Text) 33500013300264 New Checked out 12/14/2020
Breckenridge Public Library NES (Text) 33500013300256 New Checked out 12/14/2020
Moorhead Public Library NES (Text) 33500013300272 New Checked out 12/15/2020
Roseau Public Library NES (Text) 35500006329807 New In transit -
Warroad Public Library NES (Text) 35500006329799 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525655411
  • ISBN: 0525655417
  • Physical Description: 549 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
A mechanic from a rural mountain village finds the limits of his family loyalties tested when his entrepreneur brother announces plans to revitalize the community through a hotel project that becomes increasingly overshadowed by greed and dangerous secrets.
Roy has never left the quiet mountain town he grew up in; his little brother Carl couldn't wait to get out and escape his troubled past. When Carl returns with a new wife and a business opportunity that seems too good to be true, simmering tensions begin to surface. Soon powerful players set their sights on taking the brothers down by exposing their role in the town's sordid history. Roy and Carl are survivors, and no strangers to violence. But as the body count rises, Roy's loyalty to family is tested. And then Roy finds himself drawn to Carl's wife, Shannon, there will be devastating consequences. -- adapted from jacket
Language Note:
In English ; translated from the Norwegian.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
    *Starred Review* With echoes of such classic noir authors as Dorothy B. Hughes, James M. Cain, and Jim Thompson, Nesbø returns with a creepy stand-alone featuring Roy Opgard, an introverted auto mechanic in a remote Norwegian village who attempts to live by his father's dictum: It's us against absolutely everybody else. Unfortunately, in the Opgard family, the dysfunction runs deep and deadly. As the self-appointed protector of his younger brother, Carl, the victim of sexual abuse, Roy does what he feels must be done, but the need for protecting is far from over. Yes, Carl escapes the village by going to America, but when he returns, seemingly a successful entrepreneur with a beautiful wife, Roy goes on high alert. First, it's clear that Carl's scheme to build a luxury hotel near the village is severely flawed, and, worse, there's Carl's wife, to whom Roy is immediately attracted and who seems to be in an abusive relationship with Carl. We watch in horror as the protector becomes more proactive in dealing with perceived threats. That horror is made all the more tangible, thanks to Roy's self-awareness: The beast was rolling faster now. On its way toward that hell for which we are all bound . . . those of us with the heart for murder. Nesbø brilliantly uses the insularity of Roy's world, both internally and externally, to accentuate the Shakespearean inevitability of the impending tragedy. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JO NESBØ is a musician, songwriter, economist, and #1 New York Times best-selling author. He has won the Raymond Chandler Award for Lifetime Achievement as well as many other awards. His books have sold 45 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 50 languages. His Harry Hole novels include The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard, Phantom, and most recently Knife, and he is also the author of The Son, Headhunters, Macbeth, and several children's books. He lives in Oslo.

Subject: Brothers > Fiction.
Parents > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Cities and towns > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery.
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime.
FICTION / Small Town & Rural.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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