As riveting as the Stieg Larssen trilogy, the mystery is just as exciting with all kinds of twists and turns. This is the first Jo Nesbo book I have listened to and I am looking forward to some of his earlier books. Don't be put off by the "sex;" it appears to be part and parcel of some Scandinavian novels!!
This is a great whodonit about a serial killer who likes to leave snowmen in his (or her) wake. The plot seems to get bogged down in minutiae from time to time but most is either essential to the story or serves as red herring. The payoff is well worth the time as this has multiple, satisfying, plausible resolutions. Possibly one of the best pure stories I've ever witnessed, although I can see many complications with the screenplay.
Lots of twists and turns, kept me on my toes. I enjoy books that are unusual and not the same old predictable plot. Just when I thought I had this one figured out it took a 360 degree turn.
The one downfall I had was remembering all the names and characters. They are foreign to me so sometimes listening, makes it hard to put all the pieces together. Great book. I would recommend!
I don't like scary books. I don't like books about violence against women. I don't like drunks. But this is a great book--not, maybe, as good as The Redbreast but very good. His characters are believable, the clues are there for the following. I had this figured out fairly far ahead of time but it didn't matter.
I'm half way through and can't stop listening! I'm just glad it's an audio book so that I can do other things around the house during my weekend listening marathon. By the way, Michael Connelly???s endorsement is what got me to buy this first Nesbo book too (both now among my favorites writers).
Great mystery thriller...second Jo Nesbo book read...good competitor to Stieg Larssen's style...l love the British narrator..
The writing and narration are of a high standard. My only complaint is that I was able to guess where the plot was leading a little too easily.