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In a remote corner of Norway - a mountain town so far north the sun never sets - a man is running for his life in the follow-up to number one bestseller Jo Nesbo's Blood on Snow

The new book from the number one bestselling author of The Son and The Snowman, Jo Nesbo

Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo’s biggest crime lord: The Fisherman.

Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary amongst a local religious sect.

Hiding out in a shepherd’s cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother and her young son, Knut.

But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity.

And then he discovers that The Fisherman’s men are getting closer…


A perfectly-formed thriller, written in pure, unadorned prose, that pierces the heart with its icy brilliance

Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror

A thrilling tale

Cole Moreton, Mail on Sunday

Another success for Nesbo

Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail

A short, lyrical tale where every word counts and the slow paces helps to build the tension[…] another brilliant thriller from the master storyteller

Jon Coates, Daily Express

Short, brisk, emotionally compelling and stylishly written

Belfast Telegraph Morning

This is a single-sitting reading experience from a writer who has honed the skills of his craft

Barry Forshaw, The Independent

The master of Nordic noir... Blood On Snow and its follow-up Midnight Sun which are touching tales about a hitman and a fixer trying to escape the past.

Charlotte Heathcote, Daily Express

A wonderful take on the short crime novels of years past, these two are prime examples of how to tell a gripping story in compact form. Among other surprises is the language that’s almost lyrical. Every word counts.

Antti Tuomainen, Big Issue

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback


    November 2, 2015

    Harvill Secker

    224 pages

    RRP $28.00

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile

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  • EBook


    November 5, 2015

    Vintage Digital

    224 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

Also by Jo Nesbo

The Thirst
The Snowman
The Bat
The Devil's Star (Heroes & Villains)
New Jo Nesbo Thriller
New Harry Hole Thriller
Blood on Snow & Midnight Sun
Blood on Snow
Large Print: Police
Large Print: The Son
The Son
The Leopard
The Redbreast
The Redeemer
The Devil's Star


The Thirst
Make Me
The Black Book
The Girl on the Train
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Don't Let Go
The Couple Next Door
The Girl Who Was Taken
Never Never
I Am Pilgrim
If I Die Before I Wake
I Know a Secret
Look For Me
Orphan X
The Chalk Man
Everything is Lies
Palace Of Treason
The Girl in Kellers Way