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February Books 14) The Snowman, by Jo Nesbø

A police procedural, somewhere between Inspector Rebus and Lisbeth Salander (which is only appropriate given the Norwegian setting); a very vivid evocation of ordinary people in a small, cold country trying to grapple with extraordinary and awful things. I hadn't realised that this was the fourth novel in a series, so in fact the protagonist, Harry Hole, comes with some baggage from previous books which here comes back to bite him. The killer is horribly violent, and the plot has plenty of twists, though none of them feels unfair to the reader. As good as I had hoped.
Tags: bookblog 2014, writer: jo nesbø
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