Review: Blood On Snow by Jo Nesbo

Title: Blood On Snow

Part of Series: Blood On Snow (#1)

Author: Nesbo, Jo

Format: Paperback

Edition: Greek

Publication: May,2015

Pages: 224

Description: 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. . . .

My Review:

This was not a typical Jo Nesbo novel. And, it wasn't a typical crime novel, either.

This book was focused on an anti-hero, a criminal, a paid assassin.
He is not the extra brilliant protagonist, as he admits himself.
But, despite that fact, he makes his own decisions. And, everything goes wrong!

Every turn and twist of this novel is so unexpected, so sudden, that we, readers, can only be left to try to keep up!

Of course, like anything Jo Nesbo writes, this book was very well-written.

At some points, though, I found myself confused and wondering what is true and what was just a dream!

Generally, I was just given the impression that I have to read the next book of this duology, in order to better understand what is going on.

It's not that I didn't like this novel, it's just that, when compared to Nesbo's main series, Harry Hole would win again and again!

All in all, 3 stars for a 
quick and quite enjoyable read.

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