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The Kingdom - Jo Nesbo

The Kingdom - Jo Nesbo

Title: The Kingdom

Author:  Jo Nesbo

ISBN:  9781787300798

Weight:  990 g

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The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo, author of the number one bestselling Harry Hole series, is back with a tense and atmospheric thriller about two brothers bound together by dark secrets.

When Roy and Carl’s parents die suddenly, sixteen-year-old Roy is left as protector to his impulsive younger brother.  But when Carl decides to travel the world in search of his fortune, Roy stays behind in their sleepy village, satisfied with his peaceful life as a mechanic.

Some years later, Carl returns with his charismatic new wife, Shannon – an architect.  They are full of exciting plans to build a spa hotel on their family land.  Carl wants not only to make the brothers rich but the rest of the village, too.

It’s only a matter of time before what begins as a jubilant homecoming sparks off a series of events that threaten to derail everything Roy holds dear, as long-buried family secrets begin to rise to the surface…

The Kingdom is a simmering and complex thriller full of unexpected twists, devastating family legacies and an ever growing body count.

Peer & Press Reviews

The latest stand-alone from the chronicler of Inspector Harry Hole puts all the murky, violent twists on brotherly love that you’d expect from this leading exponent of Nordic noir…

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

This being Nesbo there is plenty of deception, death and partial decapitation to come… a sombre delight.  There are shades of a Nordic Ripley, or maybe Virginia Andrews on aquavit.  Choose your poison.


Slowly grips the reader in a mesmerising hold, revealing the betrayals and acts of violence in the siblings’ past, building tension, blindsiding the reader with unexpected twists, and building to a gut-wrenching finale.  A stunning novel.

Daily Mirror

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Kingdom
Translator Robert Ferguson
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Jacket note On the front of the jacket is a ‘Signed by the author’ sticker (see image).  As the paper used for the jacket has a SuperMatt laminate finish, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THIS as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a copy of the title page (tipped-in before the half title page).
Book Stats
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Imprint Harvill Secker
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781787300798
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 549
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 163 x 50mm
Packed weight 1.273kg [very heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Stian Broch
Jacket design Dan Mogford
Jacket photographs Getty, Shutterstock

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