'Chilling, spectacular stuff... anyone looking for serious, and seriously compelling, crime writing need look no further' Mark Billingham
SOON THE FIRST SNOW WILL COME
A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Outside, he sees her favourite scarf - wrapped around the neck of a snowman.
AND THEN HE WILL APPEAR AGAIN
Detective Harry Hole soon discovers that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years.
AND WHEN THE SNOW HAS GONE
When a second woman disappears, Harry's worst suspicion is confirmed: a serial killer is operating on his home turf.
...HE WILL HAVE TAKEN SOMEONE ELSE
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—New York Times Book Review
“A hugely impressive achievement—ambitious in scope, and skilled in execution.”
—Los Angeles Times
“The Redbreast certainly ranks with the best of current American crime fiction.”
Jo Nesbø, the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman, has solidified his spot as one of the most exciting Scandinavian thriller writer in the crime fiction business. The Redbreast is a fabulous installment in Nesbø’s tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole.
Detective Harry Hole embarrassed the force, and for his sins he's been reassigned to mundane surveillance tasks. But while monitoring neo-Nazi activities in Oslo, Hole is inadvertently drawn into a mystery with deep roots in Norway's dark past—when members of the nation's government willingly collaborated with Nazi Germany.
More than sixty years later, this black mark won't wash away, and disgraced old soldiers who once survived a brutal Russian winter are being murdered, one by one. Now, with only a stained and guilty conscience to guide him, an angry, alcoholic, error-prone policeman must make his way safely past the traps and mirrors of a twisted criminal mind. For a hideous conspiracy is rapidly taking shape around Hole—and Norway's darkest hour may still be to come.
One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, 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. With brilliantly realized characters and hair-raising suspense, international bestselling author Jo Nesbø presents his most chilling case yet—one that will test Harry Hole to the very limits of his sanity.