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A riveting new translation of the first installment in the number one internationally best-selling Joona Linna series, The Hypnotist shows the lengths one determined detective is willing to go to solve a horrific crime.

A gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Joona Linna of the National Crime Police. There's only one surviving witness - the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. The only problem is he's lapsed into a catatonic state.

Desperate for information, Linna enlists trauma expert Dr. Erik Maria Bark, hoping to hypnotize the boy and uncover the secrets locked in his memory. But, scarred by past experiences, Bark has sworn never to use hypnosis again. When the doctor breaks his promise, he triggers a terrifying chain of events that will put all their lives in jeopardy.

©2018 Lars Kepler (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Good story

We’ve been audible members for 18 years so this isn’t our first audio book.

The author does a good job of telling the story. It’s the story. There are ways to give you the sense of violence without dragging it out. We bought the book to hear an intelligent mystery novel.

The narrator was excellent. Carried the accents well enough that we would look for him as a narrator again.

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Gripping and mysterious!

I've read a lot of crime drama novels and this is definitely one of my favorites! I'm also picky about the narrators voice when it comes to audiobooks. This narrators voice didn't annoy me like some do. He did an excellent job with his acting and expressions. I could really imagine the scenes and characters clearly in my head as I listened. if you like Jo Nesbo, Henning Georg Mankell or Stieg Larson you will love his!

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