Macbeth - Jo Nesbø


By Jo Nesbø

  • Release Date: 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Literary
4 Score: 4 (From 69 Ratings)



Shakespeare’s dark and tragic play retold in a heart-pounding New York Times bestselling thriller from the author of The Snowman and The Thirst.

Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo's Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom—a master of manipulation named Hecate—has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way. 
Hecate’s plot hinges on steadily, insidiously manipulating Inspector Macbeth: the head of SWAT and a man already susceptible to violent and paranoid tendencies. What follows is an unputdownable story of love and guilt, political ambition, and greed for more, exploring the darkest corners of human nature, and the aspirations of the criminal mind.


  • Pleasantly surprised

    By Big Max 1
    I didn’t know what to expect, given the mixed reviews I have seen here and elsewhere; but then once I started I could not put the book down. I like the modern version of the story and the more in depth background of the characters. Some critical junctures could have used more analysis, but otherwise I think this is a very interesting read indeed.
  • MacBeth

    By RINative
    Jo, please bring Harry back! Thank you...