The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother's pink scarf. For the first time in his career Harry Hole finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his turf, a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity. A brilliant thriller with a pace that never lets up, THE SNOWMAN confirms Jo Nesbř's position as an international star of crime fiction.