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The Kingdom

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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.

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*Watch out for The Jealousy Man, the dark and twisted new collection of crime stories from Jo Nesbo, coming September 2021*

‘Suspenseful, original…special in every way’ Stephen King

TWO BROTHERS. BOUND BY BLOOD…AND A LIFETIME OF 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…
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PRAISE FOR THE KINGDOM:

The Kingdom is a stunning novel from a storyteller with few equals’
Daily Express

‘Jo Nesbo remains the king of Scandicrime’ Financial Times

‘A stunning novel’ Daily Mirror

‘A sombre delight. There are shades of a Nordic Ripley, or maybe Virginia Andrews on aquavit. Choose your poison’ The Times

‘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)
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READERS LOVE THE KINGDOM:

***** ‘Intriguing, mysterious, full of suspense and as twisty as one of the roads up to The Kingdom’ Netgalley reader

***** ‘A gripping read… once it all starts to fall into place you can’t put the book down!’ Netgalley reader

***** ‘To say I couldn’t put it down is an understatement… One of my favourite books this year’ Netgalley reader

***** ‘A great read with plenty of twists and surprises…my book of the year so far’ Netgalley reader

Additional information

Weight 0.444 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.9 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

647

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

839.8238 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K