*Watch out for The Jealousy Man, the dark and twisted new collection of crime stories from Jo Nesbo, coming September 2021*
Olav lives the lonely life of a fixer.
When you 'fix' people for a living - terminally - it's hard to get close to anyone.
Now he's finally met the woman of his dreams.
But there are two problems.
She's his boss's wife.
And Olav's just been hired to kill her.
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Olav has inherited a dark trait from his father: the ability to kill, and kill well. This quick-reading, standalone crime thriller from international superstar Jo Nesbø puts a stark spin on Les Misérables, casting his protagonist as a modern Jean Valjean seeking our redemption. Despite the methodically executed bloodshed, we did find ourselves drawn to Nesbø’s ruthless narrator. As Olav shares details of his troubled upbringing, social isolation and dyslexia, we root for him—even though his twisted actions with lovers and crime bosses suggest he may be double-crossing us, the readers.
Nesb , the leading light of Norwegian noir, returns with this slim standalone thriller about a hit man with a heart of gold. Olav is a contract killer in 1970s Oslo, working for a ruthless drug kingpin named Daniel Hoffman. Hoffman orders Olav to kill Hoffman's own wife, Corina, whom he believes is having an affair. But, this being a Nesb novel, things aren't as they seem, and Olav makes a snap decision that saves Corina, but places himself in danger and leads to a showdown with Hoffman. American singer-songwriter Smith is an odd choice as reader: the book is translated into colloquial British English, told from the first-person perspective of Olav. But Smith's affectless American drawl manages to somehow convey the deep humanity of an antihero who comes up short in the empathy department. At a trim four hours, this audio edition is a bit of a departure for Nesb , whose novels tend to be two or three times as long (at least), but there's plenty of blood and snow to go around. A Knopf hardcover.
A short book that strangely took a while for me to read through. It just failed to hold my attention. Boring and didn't really go nowhere.
Blood on Snow
Blood on Snow
Poorly made. Narrator reads in a what which makes the story sound like some 80's New York Mickey Spillane story. Heavy drone-like American accent jarrs with the Norwegian setting. To enjoy Blood on Snow stick to the printed book.