Running Time 14hrs 37 mins
When the first snow falls, Harry Hole is confronted by a terrifying murderer who will push him to the
A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Their house is empty but outside in the garden he sees his mother’s favourite scarf – wrapped around the neck of a snowman.
As Harry Hole and his team begin their investigation they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years.
When a second woman disappears it seems that Harry’s worst suspicions are confirmed: for the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his home turf.
Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son, The Thirst, Macbeth and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He’s an international number one bestseller
and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 50 million copies around the world.
Before becoming a crime writer, Nesbo played football for Norway’s premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three
years military service he attended business school and formed the band Di Derre (‘Them There’). They topped the charts in Norway, but Nesbo continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat.
‘This is chilling, spectacular stuff and anyone looking for serious, and seriously compelling, crime writing need look no further’ Mark Billingham
‘One of the starsof contemporary crime fiction’ Martin Josephs, The Times
‘Every now and then, a truly exceptional crime novel come along… This superb novel…deserves comparison with the first volume of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy’ Joan Smith, The Sunday Times
‘Jo Nesbo ismy new favourite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero’ Michael Connelly