I started reading this book because I want to participate in a crime reading challenge and part 2 of this duology is one of the books listed in the challenge.
It helps of course that it’s from Jo Nesbo and I really like his writing. Please read on for my review of
Blood on Snow
Blood on Snow was simply good. The story line didn’t really impress me. I could tell what was coming in various moments and that bothered me. I was not expecting such thing to happen with a Nesbo book.
What I did like was the change to first person Point of View. I didn’t remember Jo using that pov, so it was a good change.
What did bother me were the words used for the descriptions. I found them contradicting the first person narration many times.
It is also one of the smallest books from Jo that I have read. I won’t say this lightly, but it has just the right length. I think if it was bigger, it would have ended up boring.
From all the Jo Nesbo books I’ve read (even his first one that everyone says it was his worst), I think this is the one I enjoyed the least.
I really can’t explain why I feel this way. I don’t think it’s a bad book. But Blood on Snow didn’t impress me and I’m used to being impressed by Mr Nesbo.
Title: Blood on Snow
Author: Jo Nesbø, Neil Smith
Series: Blood on Snow #1
Also in this series: Midnight Sun
Genre: Contemporary Crime Fiction, Dark-theme, Suspense Elements
Published by: Knopf
Published on: 7 April, 2015
Audio Length: 3 Hours: 58 minutes
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From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels—a fast, tight, darkly lyrical stand-alone novel that has at its center the perfectly sympathetic antihero: an Oslo contract killer who draws us into an unexpected meditation on death and love.
This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented “fixer” for one of Oslo’s most powerful crime bosses. But Olav is also an unusually complicated fixer. He has a capacity for love that is as far-reaching as is his gift for murder. He is our straightforward, calm-in-the-face-of-crisis narrator with a storyteller’s hypnotic knack for fantasy. He has an “innate talent for subordination” but running through his veins is a “virus” born of the power over life and death. And while his latest job puts him at the pinnacle of his trade, it may be mutating into his greatest mistake. . . .
A copy of this title was provided via Self-Purchased for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.