Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Snowman

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.


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