Review: The Snowman by Jo Nesbø

Summary: One night, after the first snowfall of the year, Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day. Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he’s received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished—all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes his own rules . . . and he’ll break his pattern just to keep the game interesting, as he draws Harry ever closer into his twisted web.
Genre: mystery, crime, thriller
Rating: 4/5 stars

Crime procedurals aren’t usually my favorite in the mystery/thriller genre, but every once in a while I come across one that completely blows me away. The Snowman captivated me from the very beginning, and what’s better is how strongly it held my attention throughout. There were some minor issues that prevented me from rating this at a perfect five, and I’ll get to those in a bit, but first let’s touch on what I liked.

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