The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel

By Jo Nesbø
Translated by Don Bartlett
Read by Robin Sachs

The Harry Hole Series: Book 7

15.63 Hours 05/10/2011 unabridged
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Inspector Harry Hole tracks a Norwegian serial killer in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Now a Major Motion Picture starring Michael Fassbender. One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day.  Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he’s received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished—all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes his own rules . . . and he’ll break his pattern just to keep the game interesting, as he draws Harry ever closer into his twisted web. With brilliantly realized characters and hair-raising suspense, international bestselling author Jo Nesbø presents his most chilling case yet—one that will test Harry Hole to the very limits of his sanity.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

Selected for the May 2011 Indie Next List

One of the 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Fiction

Inspector Harry Hole tracks a Norwegian serial killer in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Now a Major Motion Picture starring Michael Fassbender.

One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day.  Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he’s received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished—all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes his own rules . . . and he’ll break his pattern just to keep the game interesting, as he draws Harry ever closer into his twisted web. With brilliantly realized characters and hair-raising suspense, international bestselling author Jo Nesbø presents his most chilling case yet—one that will test Harry Hole to the very limits of his sanity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If you don’t know Nesbø, it’s time to get with it.” USA Today
The Snowman is strung together with great care, playful in certain stretches, grisly in others, all of it highly readable.” Newsweek
“Fiendishly complex and terrifically entertaining.” New York Times Book Review
“This is crime writing of the highest order, in which the characters are as strong as the story, where an atmosphere of evil permeates, and the tension begins in the first chapter and never lets up.” Times (London)
“A superb thriller—smart, stylish, beautifully paced, and meticulously plotted.” Newsday
“Nesbø explores the darkest criminal minds with grim delight and puts his killers where you least expect to find them…His novels are maddeningly addictive.” Vanity Fair
“The writer most likely to take the ice-cold crown in the critically acclaimed—and now bestselling—category of Nordic noir.” Los Angeles Times
“Macabre and disturbing…Deft plotting, strong characterization, adrenaline-fuelled action sequences, and a whole raft of social issues raised along the way make this book a spectacularly good example of how a tried and tested (and often tired) formula can be made exhilarating and fresh.” Guardian (London)
“Nesbø’s books have a serious, socially significant heft, as well as a confident (even cocky) narrative stride that is unmatched. These aren’t mere investigatory trifles to be enjoyed and forgotten; their unnerving horrors linger.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Spine-chilling…This most ambitious of Nesbø’s crime novels banishes any fears that the omniscient serial killer scenario has been exhausted.” Independent (London)
“If you’re still grieving the loss of Stieg Larsson, it’s time to move on. Nesbø’s waiting for you.” Milwakee Journal Sentinal
“This is reading as you experienced it in childhood, without any gap between eye and mind, but with the added pleasures that adult plots and adult characters can bring…Unputdownable. The Snowman is probably the most terrifying and certainly the most addictive book in the whole series.” Slate

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Author Bio: Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø is a musician, songwriter, and economist, as well as a writer. His Harry Hole novels include The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard, and Phantom, and he is also the author of several stand-alone novels and the Doctor Proctor series of children’s books. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 15.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English