“Investigator Harry Hole is on the hunt for a serial killer. Women are turning up dead around Oslo, leaving Harry obsessively searching for clues. With each murder, a mysterious snowman is left behind, taunting the frustrated investigator. Is Harry on the right track in finding this maniacal killer or does he need to start looking in his own backyard? This is an intense thriller that is guaranteed to keep you up at night, especially during the dark winter months. I couldn’t sleep until I finished it! And, my kids are no longer allowed to build snowmen. Super scary!”
Kristin, McLean & Eakin Booksellers
Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbø’s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back: in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity.
Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf.
Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother—and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devised—and constantly revised—by the killer.
Fiercely suspenseful, its characters brilliantly realized, its atmosphere permeated with evil, The Snowman is the electrifying work of one of the best crime writers of our time.
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“Nesbø’s storytelling abilities are incomparable. Nemesis is crime novel as art form and great entertainment.” —USA Today
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“With Henning Mankell having written his last Wallander novel and Stieg Larsson no longer with us, I have had to make the decision on whom to confer the title of best current Nordic writer of crime fiction . . . Jo Nesbø wins.” —Marcel Berlins, The Times (U.K.)
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Finalist -- GoodReads Choice Award -- Mystery/Thriller
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