Audie Award Nominee, Mystery, 2013
Lars Kepler returns with a piercing, best-selling sequel to The Hypnotist.
After spellbinding audiences in The Hypnotist, Detective Inspector Joona Linna is back in The Nightmare, an internationally best-selling Swedish thriller published to critical acclaim in dozens of countries. As the Swedish newspaper Arbetarbladet put it, "The reader is ready to sell his own soul for the opportunity to read this book without interruption, in one sitting."
On a summer night, police recover the body of a young woman from an abandoned pleasure boat drifting around the Stockholm archipelago. Her lungs are filled with brackish water, and the forensics team is sure that she drowned. Why, then, is the pleasure boat still afloat, and why are there no traces of water on her clothes or body?
The next day, a man turns up dead in his state apartment in Stockholm, hanging from a lamp hook. All signs point to suicide, but the room has a high ceiling, and there's not a single piece of furniture around—nothing to climb on. Joona Linna begins to piece together the two mysteries, but the logistics are a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events.
At its core, the most frightening aspect of The Nightmare isn’t its gruesome crimes—it’s the dark psychology of its characters, who show us how blind we are to our own motives.
©2010 Lars Kepler (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
Another riveting book! I could care less that it is written by two authors, and that it diverts from the main story at times-I love the side stories and think that they contribute an insight into the characters personalities. I wish that more of their books were translated into English-I'd listen to them all!
Very similar to the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series -- I loved the reader's accent and all of the Swedish places -- really great!
The plot was really well thought out and kept me guessing the entire time -- great story!
The detective is my favorite - Joona Linna is my hero and someone I could listen to forever! I listened to all of Lars Kepler's books and can't wait for the next one!
Not knowing what was ahead
Discover the plot little by little and the rise of time
He brought live to the persons
Will recommeded to friends
then this is a must read. Well written story line. Well integrated chapter overlaps. Well narrated. Well interwoven social commentary. Well--give it a try!
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