Thursday, December 24, 2015
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
This is not a light holiday read. The Snowman is a serial killer who strikes on the first snow of the year, and uses macabre snowmen as his calling cards. Harry Hole, an alcoholic policeman who can't commit to recovery, sees himself as being personally challenged by the crazed killer, and sets out to stop him once and for all.
Flashbacks are used really effectively here, to heighten tension, and to make the twists even more shocking. You'll want to go back and read certain parts as new revelations are brought to light. I honestly did not see any of the twists coming, and found them shocking while still making sense within the way the story has been set up.
I was a little reluctant to pick this book up because of how dark I thought it would be, and it was very dark, but it was also an excellent read. I would definitely read more of Nesbo's novels.
P.S. Happy Holidays everyone!