The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel
Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbø’s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity. Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone.... show more
Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbø’s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity. Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf. Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother—and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devised—and constantly revised—by the killer.Fiercely suspenseful, its characters brilliantly realized, its atmosphere permeated with evil, The Snowman is the electrifying work of one of the best crime writers of our time.
Publish date: 2011-05-10
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
Entertqining, long running mystery within the story, keeping up the tension througout. Another good outing for Harry Hole!
3.5 stars, rounded up to 4. The Snowman is the seventh book in Jo Nesbø's Harry Hole mysteries. I haven't read any of the other books, but I didn't feel that kept me from enjoying this one! Jonas wakes early one morning to find his mother missing, the only sign of her a pink scarf worn by the Sno...
Yesterday I got an email from the library saying that one of my holds is now available. Last night during the wee hours (thanks, insomnia!) I finished [b:The Snowman|9572203|The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7)|Jo Nesbø|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1355881478s/9572203.jpg|2697052]. This morning when I was...
Whoa. That was quite the ride!
This was a fun book. It was everything that a cheap crime novel should be: compelling, sexy, plot-twisty, and easy to follow.It reminded me of the Girl with a Dragon Tatoo series (maybe it is just Scandanavia and all the cold and weird names); again with the rugged and unattractive main character w...