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Stalker

Joona Linna, Book 5
Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
Series: Joona Linna, Book 5
Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Lars Kepler...[has] a taste for the macabre and a surefire recipe for the lurid serial-killer thriller.... This is not a book for anyone on heart medication. Kepler is a virtuoso at delivering scenes of suspense." (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

The internationally best-selling authors of The Sandman and The Hypnotist return with a terrifying new thriller: Detective Joona Linna - recently returned from compassionate leave - reunites with hypnotist Erik Maria Bark in a search for a seemingly unassailable sadistic killer.

The Swedish National Crime Unit receives a video of a young woman in her home, clearly unaware she's being watched. Soon after the tape is received, the woman's body is found horrifically mutilated. With the arrival of the next, similar video, the police understand the killer is toying with them, warning of a new victim, knowing there's nothing they can do. 

Detective Margot Silverman is put in charge of the investigation and soon asks Detective Joona Linna for help. Linna, in turn, recruits Erik Maria Bark, the hypnotist and expert in trauma, with whom Linna's worked before. Bark is leery of forcing people to give up their secrets. But this time, Bark is the one hiding things. 

Years before, he had put a man away for an eerily similar crime, and now he's beginning to think an innocent man may be behind bars - and a serial killer still on the loose....

©2019 Lars Kepler (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"[G]ripping... the fast-paced chapters and devious plot twists left me hypnotized and eager to find out the stalker’s identity.” (Jonathan Elderfield, Associated Press

“This is fast-paced, readable fare - the type of writing that makes the hours disappear. Clean and consumable, Kepler’s unflinching prose gives lucid rendering to scenes of suspense, graphic violence, and hand-to-hand combat, elevating the sense of unease or excitement they produce.” (Charles Perry, Mystery Tribune)     

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This is the best Joona so far

This is the best Joona Linna so far. Almost stopped reading the series after the last one but will continue now

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Maybe better if read

The voice of some of the characters did not match what I thought they should sound like. I know the book is translated but it was just off. I think it would be an awesome book read but who has time to read a book, meal prep, and eat candy while googling how to lose weight.

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Love Joona!

Not quite as good as The Sandman but good none the less. Not a fan of Erik Maria Bark character. Hope this is is last appearance.

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Just phenomenal

I reaaaaally enjoyed this book. Such a nice build up and although you might be clever enough to figure out who’s did it, you may not. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good book.