The snowman did not look out to the world but was built facing the house seeming to watch the family inside. Then the mother from the house disappeared and around the snowman’s neck her pink scarf appeared. No one knows who built the snowman but it’s the signature of a killer.
Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Police begins the investigation of the missing woman whose scarf adorned the snowman. It’s treated as a missing person’s case but Harry thinks it is something much bigger. Though he is accused of seeking the limelight, he ignores the accusations and begins to investigate the possibility that the missing woman might be the victim of a serial killer.
A serial killer may have escaped notice until now in Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman. A thrilling mystery with both action and a trail of clues that leads to an explosive conclusion. This is the seventh book in the series and some of the previous cases are mentioned in this book, though this book can be read alone. The first book in the series available in English is The Redbreast followed by Nemesis, and The Devil’s Star.