The night the first snow falls, a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother’s pink scarf.
Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry and his team delve into unsolved case files, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears, Harry’s suspicions are confirmed: he is a pawn in a deadly game.
For the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his turf, a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity. A brilliant thriller with a pace that never lets up, The Snowman confirms Jo Nesbo’s position as an international star of crime fiction.
©2010 Jo Nesbo (P)2010 Random House Audio
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the best audio book I have ever listen to - a joy to hear Sean Barrett read this fabulous story again and again... worth very penny. If you enjoy a good thriller, like the killing or the the bridge then this if for you. You must read it.
Love the Harry Hole books. He is brilliant,entertaining, you never know what's coming. Shame there aren't more in the series
Really enjoyed this like many other readers on here
Sometimes because I couldnt remember the Norwegian names I got a little confused as to what was happening to whom, and sometimes the plot jumped so quickly to another 'scene' I had to rewind to recapture it, but this didnt take away for me any of the pleasure of this book. I had a sneaking guess about half way through who the killer was but I still found it a riveting end. I kept imaging the actor Ian Glenn in the role as Harry Hole if they made this into a film thats who Id choose to play him! cant wait to read the rest in the series
"Difficulty with narration"
A gripping story but like others (and it could be my age here) I found the names difficult to understand and thus follow. I wasn't sure who was being discussed at times. Shame as it has put me off reading his other titles/
"A bit to predictable"
This is my second Jo Nesbo book. I liked the first one, The Devil’s star, but this one was a bit to predictable. I had not listened to half of it when it was obvious who The Snowman was.
"A gripping and convincing crime thriller"
I bought this book, having enjoyed Headhunters, which was my first experience of Jo Nesbo. As with Headhunters, it's gripping and well-written. In fact, of the two books I preferred The Snowman - there are lots of twist and turns and you just can't help cheering for Harry Hole, as be battles with his various internal and external demons. I've just ordered The Bat and I'm now looking forward to working through Harry's other adventures and learning more about what shaped him into the troubled man we find him to be in The Snowman!
Gripping suspense throughout story, plot thickens before it reveals itself. As a fan of Jo Nesbo this is one not to miss.
"Couldn't put down"
I loved this audio book, one of the best I have ever listened to. The narrator was prefect, I couldn't stop listening, the story was gripping. I felt I was in the story scary will definitely listen to more of Jo Nesbos Harry Hole crime thrillers.
A suspenseful story and great narration by Sean Barret, who seems to captures that icy, nordic winter in his voice! This was a nailbiting listen and at one point I was genuinely frightened. A good thriller and definitely worth the listen.
"complex and engaging"
this is an extremely complex book with a great story line... at times i had to re listen to various patrs as i missed vital parts. excellent plot with lots of surprises and pathways. definitely worth a go
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