Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 464 pages, 8 × 5.18 × 0.95 in
Published: January 4, 2011
Publisher: Random House of Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307358666
ISBN - 13: 9780307358660
Read from the Book
1 WEDNESDAY, 5 NOVEMBER 1980. The Snowman. It was the day the snow came. At eleven o’clock in the morning, large flakes appeared from a colourless sky and invaded the fields, gardens and lawns of Romerike like an armada from outer space. At two, the snowploughs were in action in Lillestrøm, and when, at half past two, Sara Kvinesland slowly and carefully steered her Toyota Corolla SR5 between the detached houses in Kolloveien, the November snow was lying like a down duvet over the rolling countryside. She was thinking that the houses looked different in daylight. So different that she almost passed his drive. The car skidded as she applied the brakes, and she heard a groan from the back seat. In the rear-view mirror she saw her son’s disgruntled face. ‘It won’t take long, my love,’ she said. In front of the garage there was a large patch of black tarmac amid all the white, and she realised that the removal van had been there. Her throat constricted. She hoped she wasn’t too late. ‘Who lives here?’ came from the back seat. ‘Just someone I know,’ Sara said, automatically checking her hair in the mirror. ‘Ten minutes, my love. I’ll leave the key in the ignition so you can listen to the radio.’ She went without waiting for a response, slithered in her slippery shoes up to the door she had been through so many times, but never like this, not in the
From the Publisher
One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day.
Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he’s received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished—all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes his own rules... and he’ll break his pattern just to keep the game interesting, as he draws Harry ever closer into his twisted web.
With brilliantly realized characters and hair-raising suspense, international bestselling author Jo Nesbø presents his most chilling case yet—one that will test Harry Hole to the very limits of his sanity.
HARRY HOLE #7.
About the Author
With his ten internationally acclaimed crime novels featuring Detective Harry Hole, Jo Nesbo has achieved an unparalleled success both in his native country Norway and abroad, winning the hearts of critics, booksellers and readers alike. Translated into more than forty languages, awarded a whole range of awards and boasting record-breaking sales, Nesbo has been lavishly praised by international critics for broadening the scope of the contemporary crime novel, and is today regarded as one the best crime writers of our time.
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Crime Book of 2011 Finalist for for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Winner of the Norwegian Book Club Prize for Best Novel of the Year Winner of the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize for Best Novel of the Year “A book as fathomless as the snow, as luminous and abstract as Beethoven’s Late String Quartets and a very jarring and unique literary experience. It exists on a recognizable plane of propulsive energy undercut with the irony that moulds all kind of fiction, including my own.” James Ellroy “Every now and then, a truly exceptional crime novel comes along, something so gripping that it recalls classics such as The Silence of the Lambs . Jo Nesbo has pulled it off with The Snowman .” The Sunday Times "Many authors know how to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Jo Nesbø''s one of the few who keeps them there." Linwood Barclay “ The Snowman by Jo Nesbo is relentless. His terrifying transformation of a childhood icon permeated my sleep.” Patti Smith “Fiendishly complex and terrifically entertaining." The New York Times Book Review “If you don’t know Nesbo, it’s time to get with it.” USA Today “Nesbo explores the darkest criminal minds with grim delight and puts his killers where you least expect to find them.... His novels are maddeningly addictive.” Vanity Fair “A