The Snowman

The Snowman

Paperback - 2011
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One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day.
Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he's received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished--all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes his own rules... and he'll break his pattern just to keep the game interesting, as he draws Harry ever closer into his twisted web.
With brilliantly realized characters and hair-raising suspense, international bestselling author Jo Nesb#65533; presents his most chilling case yet--one that will test Harry Hole to the very limits of his sanity.


Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, c2011.
Edition: Vintage Canada ed. --
ISBN: 9780307358660
Branch Call Number: FIC Nesbo
Characteristics: 454 p. : map. --
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don


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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.

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" (?).

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.

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.

Mar 29, 2016

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

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.

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!

Dec 05, 2014

Harry does find the Snowman after several possible suspects are crossed off the list. Quite a bit of violence in the book, but the chase to find and stop the snowman are worth the read. His next book, The Phantom, picks up after a time lapse of several years and features Harry's teenage "son" as a criminal caught up in the drug trade. So if you liked the main "good" characters in "The Snowman", read "The Phantom".

FederalWayEdna Nov 05, 2014

An excellent thriller-mystery that can actually make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Kudos not only to this Swedish author, but to the English-language interpreter and the voice actor (audiobook) who set the scene in this novel by describing the bleakness of a Scandanavian winter and the desparation and loneliness of fully-developed characters who seem so genuine.

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