SOON THE FIRST SNOW WILL COME.
A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Their house is empty but outside in the garden he sees his mother's favourite scarf - wrapped around the neck of a snowman.
AND THEN HE WILL APPEAR AGAIN.
As Harry Hole and his team begin their investigation they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years.
AND WHEN THE SNOW IS GONE...
When a second woman disappears it seems that Harry's worst suspicions are confirmed: for the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his home turf.
...HE WILL HAVE TAKEN SOMEONE ELSE.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
True to form, this standout Nordic thriller is dark, sinister and shiver-inducing. Bestselling Norwegian author Jo Nesbø manages to make totems of innocence and warmth—a snowman and a mother’s scarf—instantly foreboding. Nesbø’s seventh Harry Hole mystery is a thrilling game of cat-and-mouse with a taunting killer. His unorthodox hero is as punchy as ever, bringing a satisfying depth of character to an utterly nerve-bending crime story.
On a cold Norwegian night, a young boy named Jonas wakes to find his mother missing from their home. Outside, in Jonas's yard, stands a solitary snowman wearing his mother's favorite scarf. Brought in to investigate the disappearance is frayed-around-the-edges police detective Harry Hole, who soon learns he's dealing with a serial killer calling himself the Snowman. As Hole delves into the case, he begins to suspect the Snowman has been murdering women for years. And to make matters worse the killer has chosen Hole as his opponent in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with twists and turns designed to drive the detective insane. Robin Sachs's cool, matter-of-fact narration fits the somber tone of Nesb 's thriller, his near whisper of a voice pulling the listener into the story as Hole desperately follows every lead in his efforts to stop the Snowman from killing again. Although Sachs skillfully brings all the book's characters to life, his portrayal of Hole shines the brightest: his depiction of Nesb 's nonconformist, borderline alcoholic, world-weary detective will leave listeners hungry for the next audiobook in the series. A Knopf hardcover.
Move over James Patterson Jo nesbo is fantastic. It's the first book I've read but definitely not the last !!
For me this has been the best yet. Gripping from start to finish. I hope it gets picked up as a movie