This was a very smart novel. The pretense of the story was interesting and unique. Not knowing this was part of a series of books written by the author, I never found myself at a loss to keep up with the personal back stories of the main character. The author did a perfect job of tying it all together.
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It was kind of slow in the beginning, but later I happen to like the slowness in the plot, somehow the author made you feel the coldness of the weather and the people, like if you were there, in Norway.
It was very hard for me to follow. I believe because it was a translation. But I hung in there mostly because I didn't want to waste my money but also just to hear who was the snowman.
A great mystery/thriller. This is my first encounter with Nesbo before but it sure won't be the last. Sachs's narration evokes the coldness of the characters and the setting
I love my books, over 1000 in my library. I have been a member since the year 2000.
For me it was just okay. I had trouble following the characters in the beginning.
I had to give up before the end because of too much emphasis on the angst of characters and non-essential sexual fascination. I'm no prude, but so much of the byplay focused on sexual obsession that it was difficult to stay connected to the plot. The author is talented, and the story is compelling, but I just ran out of energy to listen to the extraneous material.
My favorite genre is Mysteries. Thank you Audible for keeping me company on my commute, doing chores, etc. What a treat!
I was surprised after reading so may positive reviews that I didn't enjoy this book more. I'm not usually hard to please! But, there were plot lines (red herrings) that went off in directions that really were unnecessary. It seemed like the author was trying to make the book deliberately long. Additionally, it jumped from time to time (past / present) without warning and I found it really difficult to follow. The main character was a cliche, a flawed, alcoholic detective with a past: "women love him, men want to be him." I didn't get it. And, I thought that the reasoning behind the killer becoming a killer was really, really far-fetched. I won't say more than that, I don't want to ruin it for anyone else. Bottom line, I just didn't really care for the book and won't be reading any more in this series.
an absolutly terrific story from begining to end.!!! a facinating plot that thickens n thickens with unforgetable charicters
Loved it!! Kept you in suspense!! The story was very good and it kept you guessing and waiting for what would happen next!
I am a retired assistant professor at Eastern Oregon University who plays ukulele, bass, and sings.
I listen to a lot of audiobooks and I travel in the car. This novel propelled me though a five hour trip and back and made it seem just an hour! The writing is superb-details all finally tucked into the story. No seeming small comment is not used to a satisfying conclusion. Grim, driving, and absolutely horrifying. One of the best I have listened to. The reader tells you the story!