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Blood on Snow: Blood on Snow #1 by Jo Nesbo

Blood on Snow: Blood on Snow #1 by Jo Nesbo

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.

Blood on Snow: Blood on Snow #1 by Jo 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
ISBN: 0385354193
Published on: 7 April, 2015
Format:Paperback
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 207
Audio Length: 3 Hours: 58 minutes
Rated: One StarOne StarOne Star
Heat: One Flame

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About the Book:

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.

About Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø is a bestselling Norwegian author and musician. He was born in Oslo and grew up in Molde. Nesbø graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics with a degree in economics. Nesbø is primarily famous for his crime novels about Detective Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocals and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. In 2007 Nesbø also released his first children's book, Doktor Proktors Prompepulver.