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NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Snowman ~ Jo Nesbo
Snowman ~ Jo Nesbo

Who would have thought that snowmen could be frightening? Clowns, yes, but snowmen? Mind you I've never been overly fond of the stuff snowmen are made of but they've never given me cause for fear. Not until I read Jo Nesbo's The Snowman.

I usually start a series right bang at the beginning but after hearing about The Snowman, I just couldn't wait. Imagine a snowfall, then looking out your window to find a snowman gracing your yard; one not of your making. Nothing sinister about that, except; look again, this snowman is looking in your window, right at you with a horrible, skewed, grin.

Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series is gaining new fans in the US as each is translated into English. Though I might have gained background information on  Hole, I don't think not having read the prior novels hurt my enjoyment of The Snowman.

A boy named Jonas wakes to find his mother missing. It's Hole's job to find her. Soon he discovers the case is not a single occurrence, but the work of a ruthless serial killer.

If you're looking for a thriller, this is the ticket but be prepared to spend some time delving into its intricate plot. You'll shiver at the descriptions of the Oslo landscape, get tangled in the lives of the characters and sit on the edge of your seat to the very end. First rate all the way. The Snowman is evil at its glorious, em', I mean goriest best.

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