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Publisher's Summary

The third installment of the number-one internationally best-selling Joona Linna series, The Fire Witness sees Joona drawn into a gruesome, mysterious murder at a home for wayward girls.

Detective Joona Linna is on leave dealing with personal and professional issues when he gets pulled into the investigation of a horrific murder at a home for wayward teenage girls. One girl is dead, and another is missing. The local police want to close the case quickly, especially after they discover a bloody hammer under the missing girl's bed. But a woman claiming to see visions of the murdered girl insists there is more going on than meets the eye, and Joona is inclined to believe her. As he digs deeper into the case, he finds himself in dark and dangerous territory. 

This compelling thriller of an audiobook will have you listening long into the night.

©2018 Lars Kepler (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“One of those rare books that is truly difficult to put down.” (New York Journal of Books)

“Rattles along at a terrific pace.... Scandinavian noir at its best.” (The Evening Standard, UK) 

“Haunting.... Refuses to let go.” (Publishers Weekly)

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Best Kepler yet!

Loved that it kept me guessing nearly the entire time ... need more Lars Kepler translated to English!

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Outstanding

Enough action to keep you hooked and doesn’t let you go until the end. I enjoyed the narrator as well and ready for more.

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Here is a simple case of murder, with the red handed suspect all
but sentenced to life in prison.
Oopsie! Now we have a detective I called "Youna Linda" causing all kinds of problems for everyone but us. A very good book for curious listeners.

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Joona Linna’s mystery complete

The third book of the original Joona Linna trilogy is a satisfying completion to what began in The Hypnotist. Minus the nail biting dread I experienced while listening to the first book, The Fire Witness is still essential listening for fans of Scandinavian noir. The narrator is alright— there is the problem of how to represent female voices without sounding cloying and passive, but I was able to place his faults in background and let the story unfold.

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I won’t get the rest of series unless on a bogo

I really really wanted to like these books. I need some long run motivation books so I really wanted to like them. I am not sure if it’s the way the writer tries to layer too many plot lines in each book or the flowery descriptions, especially the sex scenes and the thought process of the female characters but they remind me of the bad writing from the vampire series and the horribly written bondage series I can’t even remember the name of. I pray the writer perfects his craft bc right now it’s bush league and it’s a cheap imitation to Scandinavian best sellers.

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Just keeps coming

Great narrator. The suspense just kept building. I have grown to love Joona so much. He needs a little happiness in his life,on to the next one.

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The Narrator

The story is okay, though not up to Kepler's best. Trouble is, it was hard to tell, because the narration was the worst I've ever heard.