by Jo Nesbo (translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett)
Harry Hole is not your typical hero: divorced and prone to drunkenness, he has an intensity that cannot be matched by fellow police investigators. He is good at what he does, but at great cost to himself.
A killer is on the loose in Oslo, and only Harry Hole can be counted on to find him/her. But there are many complications: our killer hasn't left any tracks, doesn't appear to have a particular MO, and doesn't even establish him/herself as a killer. Some of the victims simply disappear.
Our killer, however, does leave a calling card: a snowman. And that's all you need to know. Trust me.
This icy thriller is the creepiest novel I've read in quite a while. So creepy that I was afraid to turn off the light and go to bed. Shiver!
Run, don't walk, to get a copy of this novel. If you haven't caught the Scandinavian mystery/thriller bug yet, this novel is sure to hook you.