Jo Nesbo’s stand-alone novella, Blood On Snow, tells the story of Olav, a hired-killer whose ability to love elicits a great deal of empathy from the reader without resorting to tired, cliched, stereotypes. The atmosphere and images are dark, gritty, and engrossing, as one would expect when reading noir fiction. The writing is sparse and eloquent. What becomes of Olav and the heart-wrenching ending compensates for the novel’s tendency to be predictable.
It is important to note that Blood On Snow is not, in any way, a Harry Hole novel. It is vastly different in both style and tone. Take it for what it is. Blood On Snow is a good, fast-paced thriller.
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