Scandinavian Literature in Translation || Littérature scandinave en traduction

Jo Nesbø : The Snowman

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The Snowman
Jo Nesbø
Random House Canada
ISBN 978-0-307-35865-3
16 March 2010
$27.95 in Canada

En français : Le bonhomme de neige

The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother’s pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry and his team delve into unsolved case files, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears Harry’s suspicions are confirmed: he is a pawn in a deadly game. For the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his turf, a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity. A brilliant thriller with a pace that never lets up, The Snowman confirms Jo Nesbo’s position as an international star of crime fiction.

Written by Thomas

2009-11-23 at 22:16

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  1. I have only read it in norwegian, and I live in the city where the story takes place, and I must admit, after reading this book for one evening I had trouble falling asleep due to being a bit scared 🙂 Nesbø (Nesboe) writes GOOD books, and this is probably his best and most scary. A world of english speaking people can look forward to reading this master piece.

    Hallvard S

    2009-03-11 at 17:26

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