It is official. I have found another book to tell everyone else about and recommend far and wide. Jo Nesbo's The Snowman hooked me from the first page. While it seems a bit unfair to compare one book to another, there are a lot of aspects of this one that remind me of Stieg Larsson's books. The setting would be the first- oh, so many names and places that I was intrigued by. A wide cast of characters. Suspense. And more suspense. By the end of this book (which I read on my kindle) I was racing through, needing to know how this ended up.
The brief synopsis: There is a murderer on the loose, who happens to leave a snowman as his calling card. There is also a detective who had been on the case that has been missing for twelve years. Harry Hole has been joined by a new detective, Katrine Bratt who are determined to identify this serial killer who is on the loose. As they get closer to identifying this person, there are more women - and men - killed.
When I first heard of this book, I was not interested even one little bit. The cover just didn't do much for me, and even though I know better than to judge a book by it's cover, I will admit to such shallow behavior. However, after I heard about The Snowman every time I turned around, I decided that that many people couldn't be wrong.
The best news is that Harry Hole is a recurring character in three other Jo Nesbo books. Guess what I will be adding to my TBR list.
The Snowman may just well end up being my "sleeper" pick of the summer.