The Snowman

The Snowman : A GRIPPING WINTER THRILLER FROM THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

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FROM THE No.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

'Chilling, spectacular stuff' Mark Billingham
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A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Outside, he sees her favourite scarf - wrapped around the neck of a snowman.

Detective Harry Hole soon discovers that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years.

When a second woman disappears, Harry's worst suspicion is confirmed: a serial killer is operating on his home turf.

SOON THE FIRST SNOW WILL COME
AND THEN HE WILL APPEAR AGAIN
AND WHEN THE SNOW HAS GONE
HE WILL HAVE TAKEN SOMEONE ELSE. . .
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*JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 50 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE*

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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 33mm | 441g
  • Vintage
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781784700928
  • 31,433

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Jo Nesbo conjures up such a gripping sense of terror in The Snowman that his tale of a perverted serial killer with a penchant for the titular figures leaves your wits scrambled
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The Snowman is a superb thriller. Jo Nesbo is astonishingly good; he knows how to grab you, by the throat and by the heart Chillingly adept...creepy, creepy stuff from the very first page * Time Out * Nesbo handles the tension with aplomb * Metro * Nesbo's plotting and pared-back prose style effectively keeps the reader hooked as he ramps up the action to a gripping climax * Big Issue * Hole is all a fictional detective should be...each scene is succinct, dovetails with another, shifts the reader's perspective, and keeps the pace fast and interesting...he ensures his readers keep turning the page to read more * Times Literary Supplement * Norwegian crime novel that's as gripping as The Silence of the Lambs * The Sunday Times * The quality of the writing (and its translation) is so impressive * Literary Review * Nesbo is shaping up to be the next big name in Scandinavian crime fiction... With its tensile-steel narrative grip, this most ambitious of Nesbo's crime novels banishes any fears that the omniscient serial killer scenario has been exhausted * Independent * With Henning Mankell having written his last Wallander novel and Stieg Larsson no longer with us, I have had to make the decision, to my own satisfaction, on whom to confer the title of best current Nordic writer of crime fiction. After finishing Jo Nesbo's The Snowman, I hesitate no longer. The Norwegian wins... This is crime writing of the highest order, in which the characters are as strong as the story, where an atmosphere of evil permeates, and the tension never lets up * The Times * There is no doubt in my mind that The Snowman is the best so far of Jo Nesbo's series about Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo police... The Snowman is a complex, intellectually satisfying plot with many twists and turns... Do yourself a favour and read it * Eurocrime * An ingenious, bizarre and exceptional serial-killer investigation...as riveting as The Silence of the Lambs * Sunday Times Summer Reading * Readers wondering where to turn after finishing Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy would be well advised to give Jo Nesbo a try. His Oslo-set thrillers about troubled detective Harry Hole feature a similar mix of icebound settings, relentless action, sexual violence and social comment * Guardian *
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About Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is one of the world's bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son, The Thirst, Macbeth and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He's an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 55 million copies around the world.

When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat.

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4 42% (54,574)
3 19% (24,190)
2 4% (5,497)
1 1% (1,841)
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