The Snowman

The Snowman : A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 5)

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 42mm | 399.16g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099520273
  • 9780099520276
  • 795

Review quote

"Every now and then, a truly exceptional crime novel come along, something so gripping that it recalls classics such as The Silence of The Lambs. One of Norway's most successful crime writers, Jo Nesbo has pulled it off with The Snowman... This latest novel to be translated into English establishes him as a writer of rare ingenuity and total confidence" The Sunday Times "The Snowman is a superb thriller. Jo Nesbo is astonishingly good; he knows how to grab you, by the throat and by the heart " "This is chilling, spectacular stuff and anyone looking for serious, and seriously compelling, crime writing need look no further" "Chillingly adept...creepy, creepy stuff from the very first page" Time Out "Nesbo, in his fifth, most wide-ranging novel, gradually tightens the narrative grip until, throughout the last 100 pages, the reader also finds it hard to breathe" Evening Standardshow more

About Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Hoeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson). Phantom is the seventh of Nesbo's Harry Hole novels to be translated into English and the first Harry Hole novel to be published after the number-one bestseller, The Leopard. Check out www.jonesbo.co.ukshow more

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"One of the stars of contemporary crime fiction"show more

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'A superb thriller. Jo Nesbø is astonishingly good; he knows how to grab you, by the throat and by the heart' Jeff Abbott 'Many authors know how to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Jo Nesbo's one of the few who keeps them there' Linwood Barclay 'Soon the first snow will come. And then he will appear again. And when the snow has gone, he will have taken someone else.' On a cold winter night, a young boy wakes to find his mother missing. The house is empty but in the garden outside he finds his mother's favourite scarf - wrapped around the neck of the snowman that appeared in their garden that day. 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. Is there a link between the disappearances and a menacing letter Harry was sent months earlier? When a second woman disappears it seems his suspicions are confirmed. For the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his home turf; a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity... 'Chilling, spectacular stuff' Mark Billinghamshow more