Joona Linna

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 286 ratings

The Hypnotist Publisher's Summary

You need clues. You need time. You need a motive. You won’t have any of them. When a whole family is murdered in Stockholm, Detective Inspector Joona Linna knows there is only one person who can help find the perpetrator. Erik Maria Bark, retired hypnotist, is called in to work with Josef Ek, a fifteen-year-old boy who witnessed the brutal murder of his family.

Following a series of accusations by his patients, Erik is reluctant to return to his craft but makes an exception for Joseph Ek. As he delves deep into the boy's mind, he discovers that Josef murdered his own family on the orders of his sister Evelyn. When Joona and Erik journey deep into the woods to find Evelyn, she admits that she was abused by her brother for many years. When she refused to submit to him, he took revenge on the entire family. When Josef escapes from custody and Erik's only son Benjamin disappears from the family home, Erik is thrust into a world of violence and gang warfare, forcing him to revisit his past to discover the truth.

©2011 Lars Keplar (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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  • Book 1

    • The Hypnotist

    • By: Lars Kepler
    • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    You need clues. You need time. You need a motive. You won’t have any of them.When a whole family is murdered in Stockholm, Detective Inspector Joona Linna knows there is only one person who can help find the perpetrator. Erik Maria Bark, retired hypnotist, is called in to work with Josef Ek, a fifteen-year-old boy who witnessed the brutal murder of his family.Following a series of accusations by his patients, Erik is reluctant to return to his craft but makes an exception for Joseph Ek

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant mystery

    • By James on 09-01-14

    Regular price: $18.11

    • The Hypnotist

    • A Novel
    • By: Lars Kepler
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Patricia on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 2

    • The Nightmare

    • By: Lars Kepler
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    The chilling phenomenon begins again. On a summer night the dead body of a woman is found on board an abandoned pleasure boat drifting around in the Stockholm archipelago. Her lungs are filled with brackish water, but there are no traces of this water on her clothes or other parts of her body. Detective Inspector Joona Linna takes up the case. Forensics state that it was a simple drowning, that she must have been pulled aboard the boat which explains the lack of brackish water.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly entertaining

    • By jackson on 11-17-12

    Regular price: $14.97

    • The Nightmare

    • A Novel (Joona Linna, Book 2)
    • By: Lars Kepler
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    One summer night, police discover the lifeless body of a young woman on an abandoned yacht. She appears to have drowned, but it's clear she was never in the water. The next day, a man is found hanging in his completely empty apartment. It seems like a suicide, but the circumstances are suspicious. Detective Joona Linna is called in to investigate, and with the help of a young Swedish Security Police detective named Saga Bauer, he soon discovers a surprising connection between the two deaths. Joona and Saga must fight to stop a killer who always seems to be one step ahead. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I usually love this author

    • By Denise B. Hensley on 10-01-18

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 3

    • The Fire Witness

    • By: Lars Kepler
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Flora has seen it all, but nobody believes her. The girl is dead, someone killed her. She was only 14 years old, named Miranda, and was found in her room at the institution for young women in distress, north of Stockholm. The walls were splashed with blood, the sheets were soaked with it. None of the other girls know what happened, but one of them has fled into the night. What Flora does not know is that it is the redoubtable Joona Linna who will be investigating the worst and most puzzling crime of his career.

    Regular price: $18.70

  • Book 4

    • The Sandman

    • A Novel
    • By: Lars Kepler
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    Late one night, outside Stockholm, Mikael Kohler-Frost is found wandering. Thirteen years earlier he went missing along with his younger sister. They were long thought to have been victims of Sweden's most notorious serial killer, Jurek Walter, now serving a life sentence in a maximum security psychiatric hospital. Now Mikael tells the police that his sister is still alive and being held by someone he knows only as the Sandman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 200 chapters . . .

    • By itinerant on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Sandman

    • By: Lars Kepler
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $15.45

  • Book 5

    • Stalker

    • By: Lars Kepler
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The much-anticipated fifth thriller in Lars Kepler's best-selling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. A video clip is sent to the National Criminal Investigation Department. Someone has secretly filmed a woman through her window from the garden. The next day she is found dead after a frenzied knife attack. The police receive a second film of another unknown woman. There is no way of identifying her before time runs out.

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Stalker

    • A Novel (Joona Linna, Book 5)
    • By: Lars Kepler
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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. 

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 6

    • The Rabbit Hunter

    • Joona Linna, Book 6
    • By: Lars Kepler
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    It begins with a nursery rhyme. Nineteen minutes later you die.... The sixth gripping thriller in Lars Kepler’s best-selling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. There’s a face at the window. A stranger wearing a mask stands in the shadow of a garden. He’s watching his first victim through the window. He will kill him slowly, make it last - play him a nursery rhyme - make him pay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • holly shit!!

    • By Fridbjorn B. Moller on 08-21-18

    Regular price: $14.18

  • Book 7

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