The Snowman

The Snowman

Large Print - 2011
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"In Oslo, after the first snow of the season has fallen, a woman disappears, and a sinister snowman is left in her wake. As irascible detective Harry Hole realizes that this is only one of multiple disappearances, he begins to think a serial killer may be at work--and may be drawing in Hole personally and intentionally"--
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2011]
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780739378199
Branch Call Number: LP M F Nes
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don


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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.

Dec 31, 2015

The police investigation into the disappearance of a woman leads the Oslo police to a bizarre and frightening murder scene. The victim is found in the snowy forest, with part of her body attached to a snowman. In charge of the case, Inspector Harry Hole comes to suspect this case relates to other missing women cases--more specifically, missing mothers--over a period of time. And he believes a serial killer now exists. Furthermore, he is concerned after earlier receiving a riddling and ominous letter about the appearance of the `snowman.` Obsessed and looking gaunt, Harry plods through the case amidst working with a sharp, new female partner and rekindling an old yet complicated romantic relationship. Jo Nesbø`s novel is undiplomatically dark and thrilling.

Dec 08, 2015

This was my first book by this author and it pulled me in from the get-go! I can't wait to read previous books by this author; I read dozens of mysteries and to find a story with a murder scenario that was unheard of by me, was quite surprising! It was hard to keep track of the names because of course the story takes place far far away from the city where I live and there are no names like 'Joe, Sam, Sally, Mike'. If a book makes me want to keep on reading and reading and reading, it's a very good book in my opinion and that is exactly what happened when I started reading this story. Well done!

milford1 Jan 29, 2014

You will never look at a snowman the same way ever!!!

Jan 06, 2012

On the plus side: excellent plot twists and frighteningly devious criminal mind

On the minus side: too many characters to keep straight and cringeworthy descriptions of lust and sex (fortunately not too many)

Pretty original Scandanavian crime thriller.


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