The Snowman

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Random House of Canada, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 464 pages
1034 Reviews
The next thrilling installment in the Harry Hole series.

The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother's pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry and his team delve into unsolved case files, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears Harry's suspicions are confirmed: he is a pawn in a deadly game. For the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his turf, a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity. A brilliant thriller with a pace that never lets up, The Snowman confirms Jo Nesbø's position as an international star of crime fiction.

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Good plot twists and general plot line. - Goodreads
Hard to read and confusing! - Goodreads
Very good writing, good characters. - Goodreads
Disturbing, dark, and a page turner! - Goodreads
This is a terrific yarn. - Goodreads
Well written - but I am still mad about the ending - Goodreads

Review: The Snowman (Harry Hole #7)

User Review  - Vlad - Goodreads

The Snowman may only be a genre work, not serious literature, but it's outstanding as such. And considering how dreadful most modern-day detective and crime stories are, Nesbo's novel is a revelation ... Read full review

Review: The Snowman (Harry Hole #7)

User Review  - Bill Ward - Goodreads

This is the first Nesbo book I've read featuring Harry Hole and as it is number seven in the series I plan to go back and read all the others from the beginning. I really enjoyed this crime story ... Read full review

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Jo Nesbø is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell and Karin Fossum). The Snowman is the fifth of Nesbø's novels to be translated into English.

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