The Snowman

The Snowman

Book - 2011
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Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesb#65533;'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.
Uniform Title: Snømannen. English
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
ISBN: 9780307595867
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 383 p. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don


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ChChlibgirl Nov 08, 2020

Harry Hole makes for a compelling troubled detective, and in the Snowman he’s certainly got his hands full what with dealing with his own demons and hunting down an elusive and violent serial killer- Norway’s first. Set in chilly Oslo, both characters and place are brought to life with Nesbo’s detailed and atmospheric writing, and the murder mystery detective plot has more than enough twists and turns.

Oct 07, 2020

A great mystery thriller with some twists and turns that pay off.

ArapahoeKristy Jan 24, 2019

This is the first Jo Nesbo book I've read and I definitely want to read another. This chilling page turner will keep you wanting to read until the end!

Dec 11, 2018

number 7

Aug 16, 2018

One of the best. Not one boring line.

Jun 05, 2018

This is book 7 of the Harry Hole (pronounced as Hoe-lay) series by Jo Nesbo.

Fast-paced book and a very good read.

Movie adaptation was made but movie was a poor adaptation .

Dec 10, 2017

Having read most of Jo Nesbo's books, I was glad to catch up with this one.The twists, the turns and all the gruesome details were there as Harry Hole unravels the case with links to the past.

Dec 05, 2017

I've never read any Jo Nesbo novels until I picked this one up. I enjoyed the book, however, there were lots of characters that made it a little difficult to follow, but otherwise it was an enjoyable suspense/thriller novel. I don't know if the translation was perfectly on par (it never really is), but again, it was fun following along attempting to crack the case of who is "The Snowman" (?).

VaughanPLAlexK Dec 19, 2016

My first Jo Nesbo novel, but not my last. If you like murder mysteries, give this one a try.

Jul 06, 2016

Nesbo is a great writer, I found out after reading I think his third Harry Hole novel that I should start from the beginning and that is what I did.
One novel leads to another with characters going from one book to another.
It's been fun, Nesbo has been good, I would highly recommend the Harry Hole books.
They will keep you going for weeks, it's like 8-9 books intertwined.
A very good read, Nesbo's Harrry Hole novels.

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