The Snowman is book #7 following Detective Harry Hole. A crime-thriller series orginating in Norway that is gaining wide acclaim worldwide, it lives up to its hype.
A boy notices a suspicious and creepy snowman in his front yard. He wakes later that night and finds his mother missing. As he runs to a neighbor's yard, he notices the snowman in his own yard is now wearing a scarf - his mother's favorite pink scarf. As Harry Hole and his investigative team begin the search, they notice that a huge number of mothers have gone missing over the years. And there's something to do with the snow... For the first time ever, Norway may have a seriel killer on its hands and it's up to Harry Hole to end the disappearances.
I'm new to the series and this is the first one I've read. I'm not one to jump into a series midway but that didn't really affect the story. I figured this book out early on; very early on. I knew exactly who the killer was. Something about the killer/plot/story rang familiar, but surprisingly that didn't ruin the book for me. The book has many twists and turns in the story, as if Nesbo were daring me to change my mind. I didn't, but still I was gripped what was happening. The ending was a little intriguing but I don't know if it's enough to make me want to go out and read this entire series. It's exciting, scary and fast paced. Definitely a good crime-thriller.