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The Snowman
The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel (7) | Jo Nesbo
Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbs antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back: in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity. Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mothers pink scarf. Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter hes received and the disappearance of Jonass motherand of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devisedand constantly revisedby the killer.Fiercely suspenseful, its characters brilliantly realized, its atmosphere permeated with evil, The Snowman is the electrifying work of one of the best crime writers of our time.
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SomedayAlmost
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No biggie. Just me meeting the witty & gracious Jo Nesbo at Bouchercon. A rock star of Nordic noir, he is an actual former rock star. I am definitely not fan girl-ing. Nope. #authors #bouchercn

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 3mo
SomedayAlmost @TrishB He was! Thanks. 3mo
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Madison91
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Panpan

I bought this for the hype, and should have learnt from my previous mistakes

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MommyOfTwo
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@Gissy I sent your #CBBC package yesterday and it should be there on Friday.

Our snow all melted over the weekend and yesterday we got a bunch more. My son has been waiting for packy snow to make a snowman and we finally got that. #Coffeebeanbookclub

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great photo 💙 9mo
Gissy So nice that photo! No worries, I sent mine today. 🤗 9mo
Gissy So nice that photo! No worries, I sent mine today. 🤗 9mo
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OriginalCyn620
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RamsFan1963
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❄ XMen: Codename Wolverine, Hyperbole and a Half, The Art of English Murder (audiobook)
❄ Scrooged
❄ The Snowman/Jo Nesbo

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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DHill
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1. Not my favorite Harry Hole but still a great addition to the series.
2. Snowy weather, yes. Cold weather, no.
3. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey has been on my To Be Finished pile for a long time.

#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz I feel kind of the same way! Love snow, hate being cold! Thank you for posting! (edited) 12mo
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Traci1
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐
I've enjoyed all the Harry Hole stories so far. They're gritty and dark, and this one was probably the best so far. And the audio was really well done.

Bonus: it gave me my first #bookspin bingo for the month.

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Jerdencon
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My book for next month #foodandlit #norway
Nordic Noir is one of my fav genres so excited for this. @Butterfinger @Texreader

Butterfinger I enjoy Nordic Noir too. 2y
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Buchbeeg
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Pickpick

I was given the advice to read The Snowman as my first Jo Nesbo novel and if I liked it I could start the series at his third book as the first two apparently aren't any good. (More on that later)
This book follows a dectetive trying to solve what may or may not be a string of murders. It is scary, intense and the story moves quickly with several twists I really didn't forsee. Needless to say, I started his first novel the next day.

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ShelleyBooksie
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Pickpick

This book kept me guessing! Page-turning, spooky mystery!

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Buchbeeg
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"Did you know that darkness has a taste, Grandma?"

*shivers* Creeps me right the heck out! ⛄

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Pickpick

Not usually into detective type reads, but this one seemed seasonally appropriate. I liked it. It was a little bit overly complicated, but entertaining nonetheless. ⛄

vivastory I really liked this one, & have never been able to look at a snowman the same way since. I also don't think the adaptation with Fassbender is too bad. ⛄ 2y
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amywithbooks
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Pickpick

This is the best of the Harry Hole series (so far!). Fast-paced, with lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing to the end. If you are looking to try Nordic crime fiction to see what its like, I recommend starting with this one- it can be read as a standalone if you haven't read the earlier books in the series!
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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amywithbooks
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Decided to continue on with the Harry Hole series! This is supposed to be the best one! ⛄⛄

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CharlesSwann
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One of the best Harry Hole books. Creepy Norwegian serial killer.

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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 116

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

TheBookStacker This is a really good book, it actually started my love of Scandinavian Crime noir. 2y
BookwormAHN @TheBookStacker I agree, I also really enjoyed this book and a bunch of Nesbo's other books as well. 2y
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Eva_B
The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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Pickpick

This book was SO good! I loved it even though I guessed who the Snowman was about half way through. It didn‘t bother me like it would normally because it was such a good read regardless. I love the Harry Hole character

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Eva_B
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I‘ve ready a couple of books by this author. I‘m 100 pages into this one and, so far, I‘m not disappointed.

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Paus0312
The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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Carlotta2
L'uomo di neve | Jo Nesb
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Sunday quarantine and relax☀️
Currently reading➡️The Snowman, Jo Nesbo .
Page 122 of 536.. for the moment pick🤘🏻
#currentlyreadind #jonesbo #thesnowman #thriller #giallo #harryhole

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Paus0312
The Snowman | Jo Nesb

“ The lovemaking was still in his body like a quiver of well-being , a mild intoxication”

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Paus0312
The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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RamsFan1963
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1. I have The Snowman by Jo Nesbo on my TBR shelf.
2. Sadly, I can only read english.
Tag @audraelizabeth @Buechersuechtling @ReadingIsMyHobby @bcncookbookclub

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊 3y
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RamsFan1963
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1. Physical book
2. Books-a-Million, ebay, J&M Used Books
3. Yes
4. Audible and Libby
5. I got The Snowman and Creepers from Goodwill on Sunday for 2.50

#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

blank Thanks for playing! 3y
Buechersuechtling “The Snowman ⛄️” was my first Jo Nesbø, really liked it. Hope, you will enjoy it. 3y
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maich
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Recommendations No.3 for January #ReadingWithMaja A book with snow on cover
Off course you can choose your own book!

#ReadingChallenge2020 #readingchallenge #litsybooks #litsylove

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Jadams1776
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Pickpick

I wanted this to be the final book of 2019, but instead it is the first book of 2020. +16 for a #TBRRead #WinterGames #MerryReaders

It also checks another box on #WinterBookBingo!

Clwojick 16 pt 3y
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Eggs
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A Harry Hole mystery with #snowicesetting

I love any story with a snowy setting!!!🥶❄️🥶

#deardecember

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MidnightBookGirl
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Pickpick

My first Nesbo! Although I didn't read the previous Harry Holes, I enjoyed the twists and turns of this thriller. I definitely plan on reading more! Read this for December book club! #WinterGames @Clwojick @StayCurious #SlayBells #HolidayRead (21pts)

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EadieB
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Day 4 - #Snowman #HollyJollyReads #WinterGames #JingleBallers

This was my very first #JoNesbo read and it was pretty scary but I enjoyed it very much.

Building a snowman is a #SharedHolidayTradition

21 points

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 3y
bookaholic1 The redeemer is just as good 3y
EadieB @bookaholic1 I‘ve read that one too! 3y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻😱⛄️ 3y
FantasyChick This has been on my list for a while! 21pts 3y
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Cinsarly
The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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Pickpick

Nothing says happy holidays like creepy snowmen and a hunt for a Norwegian serial killer. I listened to the audio so at first I didn't realize that some chapters were flashbacks, but it all made sense eventually. The main detective is a bit of a cliche, but the mystery itself was very enjoyable. The pacing was great and the climax was very well written. #WinterGames #HolidayRead #SlayBells @MidnightBookGirl @StayCurious @Clwojick

MidnightBookGirl You also get 5 pts because there's a movie adaptation- so 20+5+1= 26! 3y
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JenlovesJT47
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Just call me Tinsel McSparkles everyone! 😅

#WinterGames
#TMSkellington
#TheSnowmanGame

⛄️❄️☃️❄️⛄️❄️☃️❄️⛄️❄️☃️❄️⛄️❄️☃️❄️⛄️

Clwojick Oh hello 👋 3y
coffees 6pts, That's a cute one! 3y
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LibrarianRyan
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At 1 am it is officially day 2. Today‘s game is posted. Reply to my post for 5 points each if you are on my team. Anyone can join the fun but points are only awarded to my team.

#teamelectricsex #wintergames

My name for 5 pets is: Holly McSnowy or Holly McDnowflake

@MadameReadsAlot1
@Kappadeemom
@LaughterHP
@Jen_Reads
@Nessavamusic
@Kezzlou85
@Tdrosebud
@Marina_h
@BullBunny
@InsightsIntoBooks
@Suzie.Reads
@Sblbooks
@jessinikkip
@Marina_h

kezzlou85 My name is Joy McGlisten 3y
suzie.reads Rosie McSnowballs 🤣 3y
Marina_h Sparkle McSparkle 🎆🎇 😁 3y
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jessinikkip Tinsel McIcicles 3y
bullbunny Teddy McSnowballs lol! 3y
tdrosebud Twinkle McIcicles 3y
Nessavamusic Twinkle McSnowballs 😂🤣 3y
Jen_Reads Tinsel McFreeze 3y
madamereadsalot1 Rosie McFreeze 3y
Laughterhp Sparkle McChilly 3y
Kappadeemom Sparkle McSnowballs 3y
Insightsintobooks Holly mcfrosty 3y
LibrarianRyan Placeholder line. All points above have been counted. 3y
sblbooks Rosie McFrosty 3y
LibrarianRyan Place Holder line. 3y
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Andrea4
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Pickpick

My first in the Harry Hole series and I quite enjoyed this!! I've already got the movie lined up to watch haha!
Was it completely a surprise? No. Did I fall for every moment of "oh no, please not that/her/him" etc. 100%
On the verge of ??? at least one good time (anyone who has read this knows what I'm talking about!). Anyway, pretty sure I'll continue reading in series which is kind of impressive as I'm not one to do series.

vivastory I actually think the movie is better than a lot of people seem to 3y
Eggs Murder and Snow — what‘s not to like ?? 🔪❄️ 3y
Andrea4 @Eggs so timely right?! Clearly it works for a Christmas read 🤣 3y
Andrea4 @vivastory well I'm hopeful 😊 3y
Bklover I liked this one! 3y
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FountainOfWords
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The first for my scary-reads month!

FountainOfWords Half way through - this is quite a page turner! 3y
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Tiffiney
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Mehso-so

It was ok... I‘m not a huge fan of detective novels, but I chose to read this one to fulfill a category on the Popsugar challenge. There were a lot of characters in this book… So it got a little confusing. Wasn‘t terrible...wasn‘t great 🤷🏼‍♀️

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mydearwatson
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Me: I need to read my library books, read books for @LibrarianRyan ‘s challenge, read books for @GatheringBooks ‘ questions...

Also me: Read this new-to-you book instead.

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Samplergal
The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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#translation. #BookishBingo.

I didn‘t do so great with April. This one looks more promising. 😂

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Samplergal
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Pickpick

My first May finish. ( which was almost finished yesterday) While this is really not my genre, I enjoyed this book to movie book. I may even try to watch the movie. #mayMadness #booked2019 #summer. #booktomovie #MayScavengerHunt

RadicalReader I watched the movie and enjoyed it definitely keeps you thinking 4y
BeansPage You go girl!!! Awesome pick! 👍😃👍 4y
Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻that‘s awesome! You managed to cross of 7 things with one book 😱 4y
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Buechersuechtling
Schneemann: Kriminalroman | Jo Nesb, Gnther Frauenlob
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Pickpick

Turned out, the plot wasn‘t as complicated as I expected but it was still good to listen to it in as few sittings as possible.

I like the inspector and all his personal stuff: addiction and family ties. The more I came to know the personnel, the less the story felt plot-driven.

Nice to now know that the series consists of books that stand for their own so that I can read without taking care if it‘s the correct order.

#BookishGoal 50.

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Buechersuechtling
Schneemann: Kriminalroman | Jo Nesb, Gnther Frauenlob
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Seems, this one will get very complicated.

• Many, many characters that here and there do have similar names. (Or is it just me who thinks that because I am unfamiliar with Scandinavian names and languages❓🤔)

• Different time levels – if I‘m not completely wrong, I identified two or three of them.

So I decided to listen to this audiobook as much as I can to not lose the thread. Seems, the „Tapirtier“ has to wait a bit.

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Buechersuechtling
Schneemann: Kriminalroman | Jo Nesb, Gnther Frauenlob
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My next “audioread”. I chose it because I wanted to read something by this author for a long time.

Yes, it‘s the 7th part of a series (🙄), so I was inclined to put it away unread. But my internet researched found this review saying no previous knowledge needed because all that happened in the other books that is of importance in here will be explained.

So, 15 hours, here we go.

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Hestapleton
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Pickpick

I liked this book because it was gritty. The concept of a seasonal serial killer, who resumes killing once the first snow falls and stops when winter becomes spring, works really well. While the plot had slower moments (typical in the Nesbø I‘ve read), the concept kept me turning pages, eager to find the killer and discover his or her motivations. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ https://bit.ly/2X0mnIz #popsugarreadingchallenge

janeycanuck I made the terrible mistake of reading this right around when we had our first snow fall and there were snowmen popping up all over our neighbourhood 😳 4y
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OrangeMooseReads
The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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📖The Snowman
🎞The Shining
🎙Let It Go
#manicmonday @JoScho

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The Shining for sure. 4y
JoScho 💙💙💙 4y
MotionChickness I thought of the Shining, too 😂😬 4y
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DHill
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1. -9F but feels like -25F
2. 75F
3. 73F
4. 70F-80F sunny and breezy but I also love reading on a rainy day
5. Not my favorite Nesbo but I did enjoy this one
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 4y
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Hestapleton
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#WinterStormReadathon book 2! Getting a few more pages in before calling it a night.

BookishMarginalia Seems appropriate! 4y
Hestapleton @BookishMarginalia I love reading snowstorm books during snowstorms! I almost picked up THE SHINING! 4y
BookishMarginalia 😂 By the way, that cat tree in the corner looks amazing! 4y
catebutler Nesbø is such an amazing author! So happy to see him pop up in my feed! 4y
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alisiakae
The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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1. Teleport! No more dealing with airports and long lines!
2. I have been breezing through the Harry Hole series.
3. I set intentions along with a word of the year. This year I have two: gratitude and intuition.
4. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. We needed some light fluff over the last rainy days of winter break!
5. 👌👌👌

#friyayintro

Cinfhen #3 ❤️ 4y
Krisjericho Yay! I do a word of the year, too. I have since 2011. Mine this year is connect 4y
LauraBytheBook Haha! I watched all of Marie Kondo also! 4y
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alisiakae
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Mehso-so

This may be an #unpopularopinion, but Nesbø‘s most popular book (at least in America) is my least favorite. I figured out who the serial killer was early on, and the convoluted storyline did not work as well as it has in some of his past books.

I am also not a big fan of serial killer books, so that could have something to do with it. They all seem to follow the same trope.

Fulfills the #pop19 prompt “read during season it is set #seriesread

LazyDays Im with you, a lot of mystery books are the same story. Just different characters. And I love mysteries! 4y
Martyn_J_Pass I felt exactly the same. Didn‘t they make this into a movie too? 4y
alisiakae @LazyDays The ⛄️ bit was definitely creepy. I go in and out with my love for mysteries! But this one felt too voyeuristic to me, it crossed the line a bit. @Martyn_J_Pass They did, with Michael Fassbender. 4y
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Bookgirl Yep. This book was so unbelievably stupid! 4y
alisiakae @Bookgirl I think he is a skilled writer despite the ridiculous plot, and I did fly through this book, which is the only reason why I didn‘t give it a 👎. 4y
Bookgirl @4thhouseontheleft The writing was def not the issue and I‘ve certainly enjoyed some books that I know are not even well written! I just found this plot so laughable which makes it hard to understand its popularity 🤷🏼‍♀️ But, as I just posted elsewhere, differing opinions show how books speak differently to us! 4y
melbeautyandbooks @Martyn_J_Pass @4thhouseontheleft The movie didn‘t follow the book at all. The same characters but not much else was the same. Not sure if that made the movie better or worse than the book. 4y
TheSpineView ❤😊 4y
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alisiakae
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One of my reading buddies joined me on the front porch today. We were both getting some much needed Vitamin D! 🌞 ☀️ 📖 🐈 #catsofLitsy #Isabel

Hoping to finish this book tonight!

sblbooks What a beautiful kitty🐈🐾 4y
DGRachel I‘m so grateful to finally see some sun. I think we‘re supposed to be dry the whole week! Be still my heart! 😍😎🌞 4y
TheLibrarian I agree with @sblbooks - such a beautiful cat! 4y
TiredLibrarian Pretty kitty! 😻😺😻 4y
BookNerd9906 So jealous! We have a blizzard coming this week. 👎 4y
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I‘m starting to get used to how Jo Nesbø writes his villains, and my hunch is that Mathias is the serial killer in this one. just not sure if his age and the flashback chapters match up.

Putting this behind a spoiler warning on the off chance I‘m right...I‘m only 50 pages in.

If I‘m right, Jo better not kill off Rakel. ?