“Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbø
Synopsis: From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels—a new, electrifying stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s: the story of an unusually complicated contract killer—the perfectly sympathetic antihero—that is, as well, 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’s business, the more your boss might want you fixed yourself, especially if you’ve fallen in love with his wife…
4 out of 5 stars
This is a fantastic read! This is a stand alone book, not related to the Harry Hole series. Very fast paced, action packed thrilled that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Olav is a fixer for his boss. He has failed at so many other occupations, but as a fixer he has found his calling. He “fixes” people that his boss needs gone and is the best at his job until his newest assignment – fixing the bosses wife.
While spying on her, he watches her lover beat her and so decides to fix the lover instead, not realizing the her lover is the bosses son. Now Olav and the bosses wife are in hiding while he figures out what to do.
Olav is such a likeable protagonist, you can’t help but feel affection for him even considering what he does for a living. Even as he falls in love with the wife, you want it to be a good thing for him although you know it can’t possibly be. You want the happy ending for Olav.
I really recommend this book. It’s a quick and easy read, filled with everything I am learning that I like about Nesbø: fast, sharp, edge of your seat writing.