The Snowman

The Snowman

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.

Title:The Snowman
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780307595867
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    The Snowman Reviews

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ÔÇŁJonas stood up on one of the kitchen chairs and peered out. And, sure enough, there on the lawn in front of the house was a snowman. It was, as his mother had said, big. ItÔÇÖs eyes and mouth were ...

  • Maureen

    I was invited to read 'The Snowman ' by the publisher, prior to its release in cinemas in October 2017, and have given an honest review in exchange.As a little girl I used to love the first snowfall o...

  • Paromjit

    This is a re-read for me, it is the 7th in the Harry Hole series set in Oslo, Norway. It is now a major film with Michael Fassbender as Harry, I admit to being intrigued to see how this novel translat...

  • Jim Fonseca

    If you like a complicated plot with a lot of characters and many twists and turns, hereÔÇÖs the book for you. Nesbo, a Norwegian author, is one of the Scandinavian noir mystery/police detective writer...

  • Skyler Autumn

    2 StarsI am just not a Jo Nesbo fan! I'm sorry I tried. I read 'The Bat' thought well that was dull and confusing. Then everyone was saying don't judge the series by the first two novels. Jump ahead i...

  • Justin

    So I canÔÇÖt remember if IÔÇÖm watching TV... or maybe IÔÇÖm listening to some NPR podcast or something, but I hear about this movie called The Snowman directed by the same guy who did Let the Right O...

  • *TANYA*

    Intense!!! I loved it!!! I really really liked the authors writing style. It was detailed, unique, and very intricate. I was googling stuff left and right. Lol. I can't wait for the movie with Michael...

  • Harry

    Here's the thing about the recent popularity of Scandinavian writers and if you're a Nordic Thriller aficionado you couldn't care less about the distinction: the novels are depressed, somber, filled w...

  • Sheilagh

    if this had been the first book i'd read of the series, it would also be the last. 'the other end!' she exclaimed, removing her hands from her face. 'we'll have to begin at the other end. in bergen!''...

  • Matthew

    2.5 to 3 starsEh . . . I know I have mentioned something along these lines in my previous Jo Nesbo/Harry Hole reviews, but I feel like he writes to intentionally confuse the reader ÔÇô and I am not su...