Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Hey everyone!

Time for a new review!

This was a novel I received from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review!

Let’s jump into it!

Goodreads Rating: 3.48/5
Pages: 512 Pages
Published: April 5th, 2018
Publisher: Hogarth
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, and Thriller

He’s the best cop they’ve got.

When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it’s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess.

He’s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past.

He’s rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They’re all within reach.

But a man like him won’t get to the top.

Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He’s convinced he won’t get what is rightfully his.

Unless he kills for it.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

This novel started off pretty slowly for me, which shocked me because the beginning began with loads of action and intense shootouts. There was a lot going on and a lot of new characters to get to know and it was overwhelming and made me not want to continuously read this novel because of all the things I had to learn!

Despite it’s slow start, this novel definitely didn’t stay slow. It definitely started to pick up and became a fun and quite exciting read. Therefore, if you’re finding that you’re struggling to keep interested in this novel, just stick with it, it gets way better!

This novel was set in the 1970s and I found the setting to be so interesting and the perfect setting for the novel that I was reading. There was a dark and suspenseful feeling to this novel and I found myself being drawn in more and more the more I read this novel.

Personally, I’ve never read Macbeth and I don’t really know the story, so I can’t speak to how well Nesbo did the re-telling but I can say that after reading this novel I definitely want to try my hand at the original Macbeth and see how I love that!

The betrayal and threats and blackmailing in this novel was also an incredible plot to follow and I could not find myself getting bored at all. There were instances in which I found a lull occurring in my reading of this novel, but those lasted not long at all and after Nesbo introduced another crazy development and I found myself becoming hooked once again.

The setting, the characters and the plot of this novel are all incredibly dark and haunting and so intriguing. I highly recommend picking up this novel if you’re a fan of strong characters and a lot of corruption. It’s an amazing book to pick up on a dark and gloomy day, especially since the setting is consistently dark and gloomy. You will definitely find yourself falling into this world.

That concludes my review for Macbeth by Jo Nesbo.

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Until next time,

Rimpy Toor

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Blogger of all things that consume my life (mostly books)

2 thoughts on “Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

  1. I’ve been considering reading this for my Shakespeare feature. Macbeth is my FAV Shakes play. As you cant comment on that aspect, but do read the original!, have you read much crime/thriller before? Because I havent read much, would that hinder me or no? x


    1. I’ll definitely check out some shakespeare eventually, I do think that you don’t have to be a big thriller reader to read this novel, but it does have quite a bit of action, so I do think if you’re not a fan of that you may not like it!


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