The number-one Swedish thriller by the author of The Hypnotist and The Fire Witness. He's Sweden's most prolific serial killer. Jurek Walter is serving a life sentence. Kept in solitary confinement, he is still considered extremely dangerous by psychiatric staff.
He'll lull you into a sense of calm.
Mikael knows him as The Sandman. Seven years ago, he was taken from his bed along with his sister. They are both presumed dead. He has one target left. When Mikael is discovered on a railway line, close to death, the hunt begins for his sister. To get to the truth, Detective Inspector Joona Linna will need to get closer than ever to the man who stripped him of a family; the man who wants Linna dead.
©2014 Lars Kepler (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"Taking Europe by storm…ferocious, visceral storytelling that wraps you in a cloak of darkness." (Daily Mail)
"Deeply scarifying stuff." (Independent)
"Kepler has a direct line to a very dark place in the human soul." (Lev Grossman, Time)
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Saul Reichlin is a master of foreign-language thriller audio, and he's used to really scary effect in this Scandi-horror with a kick-ass heroine and an even more kick-ass hero. The villain is the most frightening yet in the series. Must-listen
Lars kelper is fast becoming one of my fave authors, the detailed descriptions in his book could easily of been too much but he manages to use them to enhance the tone of the novel - this was a fantastic book with lots of surprises I would highly recommend it on audible as the reader is amazing
Well, if I had been physically reading it instead of listening to it it would have been! Nearly listened the whole night through, was so exciting, and atmospheric, which is what I particularly like about Nordic Noir. This is my first Lars Kepler, who I understand is a husband and wife team, after being used to the calmer waters of Henning Mankell and the lovely Wallender. Quite different but equally as good. Would highly recommend, but please note it is the last in a series of Joona Linna books, so try and find one of the others first, annoying coming in at the end of a series :)
This was my introduction to Lars Kepler. What an excellent story teller he is - a real page-turner. I particularly liked the Character of Saga, a brilliant, strong and beautiful woman with a central role in this police drama about a bizarre series of murders and torture. So graphic it surely has to be made into a movie.
"Captivating with its suspenseful pace."
Excellent narration. Captivating story with memorable characters. This author manages to inject humanity into horror, taking you along a twisting path
"Thrilling to the end, in my top 5 of all time"
On the edge of my seat for the end of the audiobook (was driving!). Great story, great performance. One of my all time favourites, and more to come!
Well paced detective thriller, great story, thoughtful characterisations and narration matched the lead protagonists perfectly.
"This is a nerve shredder!"
I enjoyed this from start to finish, the story moved well and held my attention to the end. Perhaps a little far fetched in places but didn't matter as I was immersed in this story.
Plenty of suspense, surprises and action set in a really gloomy world..
Performance was impeccable, well read and a good pace.
I enjoyed thoroughly.
"Saul is great again. "
This story is well written, has lots of twists and turns with some good characters. It literally had me on the edge of my car seat! Saul delivers the story in a fantastic and engaging way, just like he does with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy.
Loved it. Recommended big time.
Fantastic story. Not a single boring moment. Narrator is consistently good with a wide range of voices and accents. Pleasant voice that flows with the story. Highly recommended!
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