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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jo Nesbø, Jo Nesbo Narrator: Patti Smith Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Blood on Snow Series Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9780553545968
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From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels comes a new, electrifying stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s: the story of an unusually complicated contract killer—the perfectly sympathetic antihero—as well as an edgy, almost lyrical meditation on death and love.

This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented “fixer” whose unexpected capacity for love is as far reaching as his talent for murder. He works for Oslo’s crime kingpin, “fixing” anyone who causes him trouble. But it’s becoming clear to Olav that the more you know about your boss’ business, the more your boss might want you fixed yourself, especially if you’ve fallen in love with his wife.

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Quotes & Awards

  • "[An] incendiary cocktail of murder, revenge, and a hit man with multiple problems.”

    Independent (London)

  • “The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction…I am so used to the energetic plot twists, fiendish violence, and addictive verbosity of Nesbø’s writing that Blood on Snow, with its simplicity, brevity, and unlikely poetry, comes as a welcome antidote. It is set in the 1970s, an era of increasing fascination to Nesbø, and has a first-person narrative that provides a window into its protagonist’s lonely, tortured soul.”

    Times (London)

  • “To call Blood on Snow a crime novel would be an immense understatement…It’s also a beautiful, complicated, and skillfully rendered love story…A short, compact, and lean book, a novella, really—no extraneous twists or descriptions or even words. But it packs an emotional punch with it gorgeous prose and a taut plot.”

    Associated Press

  • “Blood on Snow is indeed horribly potent. Here Nesbø’s perennial themes—crime, violence, and alienation in a monochrome Oslo—are distilled to their darkest essence.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “This tender killer who tries to maintain reason and compassion in a brutal world will appeal to Nesbø’s fans and generate new followers. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A plot reminiscent of a 1940s American noir novel. A damaged loner, Olav is full of contradictions, but he’s more intelligent and emotional than he’ll admit, which gives the book a bit of humanity and humor.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A Nordic noir updating of James M. Cain’s Love’s Lovely Counterfeit (1942) with an equally sweet-natured killer.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
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About the Author

Jo Nesbø is a musician, songwriter, and economist, as well as a writer. His Harry Hole novels include The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard, and Phantom, and he is also the author of several standalone novels and the Doctor Proctor series of children’s books. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel.

About the Narrator

Patti Smith is a poet, performer, visual artist, and author of the National Book Award–winning memoir Just Kids. She has released twelve albums, has had numerous gallery shows, and continues to give concerts of her music and poetry. Her books include Early Work, The Coral Sea, Babel, Auguries of Innocence, Woolgathering, and many others. She lives in New York.