The Snowman - Harry Hole, Bk 7 Author:Jo Nesbo, Don Bartlett (Translator) Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf. — Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he's r... more »eceived and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother -- and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devised -- and constantly revised -- by the killer.« less
A slow start, but an amazing fast ending. This was the first book that I have read that was written by a a guy from Norway. The long names of places was a little hard, but I just skipped over them and didn't try to pronounce them. Harry Hole is a great, but flawed detective, born for the job. One might say he is married to the job. This doesn't bode well for his personal life. I thought this book could have been done in less than 500 pages, but I somehow made it through. I may even try another Nesbo book.