Synopses & 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.
One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discoversthat his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day.
Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he s received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes his own rules... and he ll break his pattern just to keep the game interesting, as he draws Harry ever closer into his twisted web.
With brilliantly realized characters and hair-raising suspense, international bestselling author Jo Nesbo presents his most chilling case yet one that will test Harry Hole to the very limits of his sanity.
HARRY HOLE #7.
About the Author
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.