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

Amazing ,well written , keeps you gripped.

User Review  - Gillym2 - Tesco

This thriller will have you on the edge of your seat; could not put it down. Set in Oslo and Bergen, the writer set the winter scene for a storyline as good - if not better as the millennium trilogy ... Read full review

great book

User Review  - witham witch - Tesco

It is the best crime book that I have ever read. Not quite finished but so many twists and turns that I have to keep rereading bits to see whether I could have seen where it was leading and the answer ... 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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