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.
In this chilling installment in Nesb 's Insp. Harry Hole crime series (The Devil's Star, etc.), a snowman left in the front yard of Birte Becker's Oslo house is the only clue to the woman's disappearance. When Sylvia Ottersen disappears from her farmhouse soon afterward, the snowman the killer leaves behind has a gruesome addition: Sylvia's severed head. Harry, aided by Katrine Bratt, a brash new member of his team with secrets of her own, combs through past missing person cases, looking for other victims of the killer now dubbed the Snowman. Several months earlier, Harry received an anonymous letter referring to both snowmen and the Australian serial killer he'd pursued early in his career. What appeared random and bizarre then now takes on new meaning as Harry realizes the killer is taunting him. Nesb breathes new life into the serial killer subgenre, giving it a Norwegian twist and never losing his laconic hero in the process. 150,000 first printing; 6-city author tour.
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Fantastic book that had me guessing through to the end. I loved the detail given to people and places. Haven’t seen the movie and probably won’t because I can’t imagine it’ll live up to the book.