The Snowman - Harry Hole (Paperback)
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The Snowman - Harry Hole (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 560 Pages
Published: 06/11/2014
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Waterstones Says

The master of Nordic Noir serves up another spine-chilling mystery, as Harry Hole connects a trail of missing mothers and wives to a sinister snowman.

The first snow will come.

A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Their house is empty but outside in the garden he sees his mother's favourite scarf - wrapped around the neck of a snowman.

And then he will appear again.

As Harry Hole and his team begin their investigation they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years.

And when the snow is gone...

When a second woman disappears it seems that Harry's worst suspicions are confirmed: for the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his home turf.

...he will have taken someone else.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784700928
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 441 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The Snowman is a superb thriller. Jo Nesbo is astonishingly good; he knows how to grab you, by the throat and by the heart

Chillingly adept...creepy, creepy stuff from the very first page - Time Out

Nesbo handles the tension with aplomb - Metro

Nesbo's plotting and pared-back prose style effectively keeps the reader hooked as he ramps up the action to a gripping climax - Big Issue

Hole is all a fictional detective should be...each scene is succinct, dovetails with another, shifts the reader's perspective, and keeps the pace fast and interesting...he ensures his readers keep turning the page to read more - Times Literary Supplement

Norwegian crime novel that's as gripping as The Silence of the Lambs - The Sunday Times

The quality of the writing (and its translation) is so impressive - Literary Review

Nesbo is shaping up to be the next big name in Scandinavian crime fiction... With its tensile-steel narrative grip, this most ambitious of Nesbo's crime novels banishes any fears that the omniscient serial killer scenario has been exhausted - Independent

With Henning Mankell having written his last Wallander novel and Stieg Larsson no longer with us, I have had to make the decision, to my own satisfaction, on whom to confer the title of best current Nordic writer of crime fiction. After finishing Jo Nesbo's The Snowman, I hesitate no longer. The Norwegian wins... This is crime writing of the highest order, in which the characters are as strong as the story, where an atmosphere of evil permeates, and the tension never lets up - The Times

There is no doubt in my mind that The Snowman is the best so far of Jo Nesbø's series about Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo police... The Snowman is a complex, intellectually satisfying plot with many twists and turns... Do yourself a favour and read it - Eurocrime

An ingenious, bizarre and exceptional serial-killer investigation...as riveting as The Silence of the Lambs - Sunday Times Summer Reading

Readers wondering where to turn after finishing Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy would be well advised to give Jo Nesbo a try. His Oslo-set thrillers about troubled detective Harry Hole feature a similar mix of icebound settings, relentless action, sexual violence and social comment - Guardian

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“page turner”

after hearing & reading so many reviews on The Snowman i finally brought it. The Snowman is just one of those thrillers that you find just impossible to put down. The Snowman is defintely a page turner & lives... More

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“Solid Scandinavian page-turner”

There are going to be a lot of "The Next Stieg Larsson's" appearing over the next few years following the phenomenal success of the Millennium trilogy. Jo Nesbo is fit to stand alongside Larssen, but... More

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“The Best Read”

This is the first book I read of Harry Hole . I'm only sorry I did't read them in order, they are the best read since reading The Girl Who Played with Fire just FAB

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