Friday, October 15, 2010
Book Review - The Snowman
The Snowman is actually the forth in the series.
The first one was "The Redbreast" (which I've also read), followed by "Nemesis", "The Devil's Star" and "Redeemer".
All these follow the story of Harry Hole, a detective working to solve the crimes on the streets of Oslo. They're gritty dramas, which hold no punches.
The Snowman is about a serial killer; who kills when the first snow falls. At the scene of a killing; he builds a snowman; sometimes a simple one, sometimes it contains the body-parts of the murdered. It's a clever, twisted, plot that keeps you hooked to the end.
Since it's not the first of the Harry Hole novels, maybe it's not the best place to start, as the others build up the history and back-story for the characters. However, that doesn't detract from the story, and it'll soon pull you in.
So; if you're looking for a good read; like thrillers or action/adventure, then look no further than Jo Nesbo or Lee Child.