In the last few months, I had a “Scandinavian writers” thing going on. I didn’t intend for this to happen but I bought books written by them without thinking it.
I took “The Snowman” by Jo Nesbo in my ski trip thinking it will be the proper book to read when going in a city full of snow. I was kind of right. The only thing I didn’t think of it was the fact it will keep me up all night.
About “The Snowman”
The book starts with a woman named Sara who leaves her boy in the car and meets with her lover. After this small chapter, the plot moves 24 years later, when some cases of missing person are given to the alcoholic homicide detective Harry Hole. At first glance, the cases seem to have nothing in common. Just random women with no obvious connection other than they were all married and had children. And of course…a snowman in the proximity of their houses. During Harry’s investigations he also digs out could cases from 10 years ago that were never solved and the intrigue becomes even more twisted.
The Reading Badger Recommendation
Jo Nesbo is a fascinating writer, which I must admit that I am sorry to have discovered so late in my life. He creates twisted plots and knows how to reveal the story in a captivating way. However, I would have liked the killer to be a different person. This kind of ruined the surprise for me, but nevertheless with just this book the author convinced me to buy all his “Harry Hole” series.
While searching for a video to add it to the article I found out that the book will also be turned into a movie in which Michael Fassbender will play the leading role. So if you are searching for a good thriller don’t wait for the film to come out in October and read the original story first.