If you’ve been following Angelnet Reviews for a while you’ll already know that I like a good Scandi Noir to while away the dark winter evenings! The Snowman has just hit the big screen with a film adaptation starring Michael Fassbender and has done for snowmen what Tim Curry did for clowns back in the day.
The Snowman is actually the seventh book in the Harry Hole series set in Oslo. You can just pick up the story here and you’ll soon realise that our Harry is a bit of a tortured hero. Pretty much an alcoholic with a tendency to disappear for days on end on a bender, his colleagues and friends have grown tired of making excuses for him. Do check out the rest of the books to find out how Harry has ended up in this situation.
As the snow starts to fall across the city a young child wakes up and realises that his mother is missing. When he looks out the window there is a new snowman outside with her favourite scarf wrapped around its neck.
As Harry starts delving into the details of the case he finds a number of older cases where wives and mothers have gone missing or been murdered. When a second woman is killed his suspicion is confirmed. There is an active serial killer in the city.
This is such a wonderful series of books. Atmospheric page turners that leave you guessing right to the end. If you have enjoyed the movie give yourself a treat and join Harry in his adventures in Oslo.
Supplied by Net Galley and Vintage in exchange for an honest review.
UK Publication Date: Oct 17 2017 (Film Tie in Edition). 464 pages.
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.