The Snowman

The Snowman

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Seal, 2011.
ISBN: 9781400026777
Branch Call Number: PB Nesbo
Characteristics: 516 pages ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don - Translator

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VaughanPLAlex Dec 19, 2016

My first Jo Nesbo novel, but not my last. If you like murder mysteries, give this one a try.


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empbee
Aug 16, 2018

One of the best. Not one boring line.

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SF_READER
Jun 05, 2018

This is book 7 of the Harry Hole (pronounced as Hoe-lay) series by Jo Nesbo.

Fast-paced book and a very good read.

Movie adaptation was made but movie was a poor adaptation .

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jazpur
Dec 10, 2017

Having read most of Jo Nesbo's books, I was glad to catch up with this one.The twists, the turns and all the gruesome details were there as Harry Hole unravels the case with links to the past.

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KyHen
Dec 05, 2017

I've never read any Jo Nesbo novels until I picked this one up. I enjoyed the book, however, there were lots of characters that made it a little difficult to follow, but otherwise it was an enjoyable suspense/thriller novel. I don't know if the translation was perfectly on par (it never really is), but again, it was fun following along attempting to crack the case of who is "The Snowman" (?).

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catman_3
Nov 12, 2017

This book had so many characters it was hard to keep up. Also, the author would go from one to another events in same paragraph.

VaughanPLAlex Dec 19, 2016

My first Jo Nesbo novel, but not my last. If you like murder mysteries, give this one a try.

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dveronda
Jul 06, 2016

Nesbo is a great writer, I found out after reading I think his third Harry Hole novel that I should start from the beginning and that is what I did.
One novel leads to another with characters going from one book to another.
It's been fun, Nesbo has been good, I would highly recommend the Harry Hole books.
They will keep you going for weeks, it's like 8-9 books intertwined.
A very good read, Nesbo's Harrry Hole novels.

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wilbertjack
Mar 29, 2016

The end of this book was ridiculous. I enjoy the Harry Hole series. This one just got silly at the end.

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CMLibrary_lturner
Dec 31, 2015

The police investigation into the disappearance of a woman leads the Oslo police to a bizarre and frightening murder scene. The victim is found in the snowy forest, with part of her body attached to a snowman. In charge of the case, Inspector Harry Hole comes to suspect this case relates to other missing women cases--more specifically, missing mothers--over a period of time. And he believes a serial killer now exists. Furthermore, he is concerned after earlier receiving a riddling and ominous letter about the appearance of the `snowman.` Obsessed and looking gaunt, Harry plods through the case amidst working with a sharp, new female partner and rekindling an old yet complicated romantic relationship. Jo Nesbø`s novel is undiplomatically dark and thrilling.

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40parachute
Dec 08, 2015

This was my first book by this author and it pulled me in from the get-go! I can't wait to read previous books by this author; I read dozens of mysteries and to find a story with a murder scenario that was unheard of by me, was quite surprising! It was hard to keep track of the names because of course the story takes place far far away from the city where I live and there are no names like 'Joe, Sam, Sally, Mike'. If a book makes me want to keep on reading and reading and reading, it's a very good book in my opinion and that is exactly what happened when I started reading this story. Well done!

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