The Snowman: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 7 (Unabridged)
by Jo Nesbø
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Now a major film starring Michael Fassbender. 36 million books sold worldwide. 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.
I enjoyed the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson and was intrigued by the Snowman with it's author Jo Nesbo being described as the next Stieg Larsson. The story had a chiller feel which was absorbing and a little disconcerting! The plot was well thought out with some great twists and turns, some guessable and some real shocks!! Very enjoyable, looking forward to the new release in 2011.
Really enjoying the book then it jumps from chapter 19 to 36! I did find the other chapters eventually, and then read another review saying it happened to them after purchasing the Leopard! Hope this isn't going to happen again as it's really confusing if you don't keep tabs of the chapters.
Brilliant book & fantastic narrator
Sean Barrett has a wonderful pace which only adds to this brilliant read. Whilst I throughly enjoyed all the twists in this book, in truth he is nothing on Steig Larsson, which is admittedly how I came across Nesbo. However, that doesn't detract from the book and it is still well worth a read- as long as you don't try to compare the two.