Book Recommendation: The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo

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Book Recommendation: The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo

 

The Kingdom (2020) is a standalone novel about two brothers and their dark life in a small mountain town in Norway by The New York Times bestselling Norwegian author Jo Nesbo. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.

 

Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son and his latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He's an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 33 million copies around the world.

Before becoming a crime writer, Nesbo played football for Norway’s premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the band Di derre ('Them There'). They topped the charts in Norway, but Nesbo continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat.

Books by Jo Nesbo

 

Goodreads Review of The Kingdom

Roy and Carl have spent their whole lives running from the darkness in their past, but when Carl finally returns to make peace with it, the two brothers are inexorably drawn into a reckoning with their own demons.

Roy has never left the quiet mountain town he grew up in, unlike his little brother Carl who couldn’t wait to get out and escape his troubled past. Just like everyone else in town, Roy believed Carl was gone for good. But Carl has big plans for his hometown. And when he returns with a mysterious new wife and a business opportunity that seems too good to be true, simmering tensions begin to surface and unexplained deaths in the town’s past come under new scrutiny. Soon powerful players set their sights on taking the brothers down by exposing their role in the town’s sordid history.

But Roy and Carl are survivors, and no strangers to violence. Roy has always protected his younger brother. As the body count rises, though, Roy’s loyalty to family is tested. And then Roy finds himself inextricably drawn to Carl’s wife, Shannon, an attraction that will have devastating consequences. Roy’s world is coming apart and soon there will be no turning back. He’ll be forced to choose between his own flesh and blood and a future he had never dared to believe possible.

 

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Comments (16)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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Feb 16, 2021 04:17 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. You continue to be a reading machine. Keep it up. Enjoy your next read.

Feb 16, 2021 04:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Roy... not an author whose name rang a bell with me, but the story line sounds fascinating.

Feb 16, 2021 05:16 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - with weather that continues to keep you inside, a good book can provide food for thought.  

Isn't today, also the day you are scheduled for your vaccination?   

Feb 16, 2021 05:18 AM
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Thank you for the recommendation.  The book sounds interesting and the author really has led a life full of experiences.  Have a great week!

Feb 16, 2021 05:59 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Roy Kelley The Kingdom sounds like it is quite the read

Feb 16, 2021 06:04 AM
Debbie Holmes
John L. Scott - Boise, ID
Gets the job done!

Sounds like a good read.

Feb 16, 2021 06:32 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Roy,

What a fascinating plot this is.  Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday.  A

Feb 16, 2021 07:07 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, you really read a lot of different books, and have not heard of this author.

Feb 16, 2021 07:37 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Roy,
I'm curious how many books you've read in the last year during the pandemic.

Feb 16, 2021 10:15 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

The Kingdom sounds like an interesting read, Roy!  I can imagine the pandemic has given you even more opportunity to spend time with books.

Feb 16, 2021 01:32 PM
CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS, EA
Number Cruncher LLC - Overton, NV
Helping Taxpayers Resolve IRS problems

Thank you very much for this book recommendation.  I needed a new book to listen to.  I have downloaded it and will start listening to it tonight

Feb 16, 2021 07:37 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated. 

I hope you are reading a good book.

Feb 17, 2021 05:06 AM

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