Spoiler Alert! I have read all of this author’s books, and would rate most 5/5. However, Knife was the most convoluted book that disappointed me very much. The dull musical tangents were distractions. The back and forth time periods were confusing and unnecessary. Rakel is murdered, drunken Harry dies but doesn’t really, Bjorn is a murderer, Harry is a father, the serial rapist dies (best ending ever for him) killed by a damaged ex soldier seeking revenge for his raped sister! Oh my goodness! I skipped large portions of this because the dialogue was trite and ridiculous. Only the fantastic ending saved the day and earned the book a 1 instead of 0. I still don’t know the point of the stroke victim watching a screen with the blue dress caught on a limb. And the stories of Afghanistan were just too absurd. Bjorn didn’t need to die like Hank Williams. Please. Could have been a book of focused short stories instead of a long and boring book! I won’t be looking for the next Harry Hole installment, as I’ve given him the perfect ending myself.