The Plot-Twisty Novel That Will Leave You Breathless (Plus 5 Other Page-Turners)
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Blood on Snow
This wondrously strange novel takes us inside the mind of Olav, a
hit man working for a heroin and prostitution boss. Out of a job, Olav views
the man he has just shot: "Blood was dripping down onto the snow from the
bottom of his shirt. I don't actually know a lot about snow—or much
else, for that matter—but I've read that snow crystals formed when
it's really cold are completely different from wet snow, heavy flakes or the
crunchy stuff...Either way, the snow under him made me think of a king's robe,
all purple and lined with ermine, like the drawings in the book of Norwegian
folk tales my mother used to read to me." As much as he's detached from
his victims, dismissing them as "units," he has a vivid inner life.
Alone in his room, he struggles to write a love letter, thirsts for knowledge
and venerates Les Misérables. He is also
protective of women. And when he is ordered to murder his boss's wife, all hell
breaks loose. While the plot is filled with satisfying twists, it's Olav's contradictions—his
heartbreakingly fractured personality—that make Blood on
Snow so compelling.
— Dawn Raffel