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The Sandman by Lars Kepler
  

The Sandman

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This is a powerhouse of a read, it will tempt and cajole you into reading faster and faster, the last page will whisper seductively to you but hold on firmly to your horses and enjoy the wild ride. The husband and wife writers that are the team behind Lars Kepler have penned the most captivating characters; the mainstays of the detective team are a little flawed, even a little menacing and the Sandman himself is shockingly intimidating and formidable. The story could easily have run out of control but is kept tenaciously on its thrilling path and keeps up the suspense until the very last page. This, the fourth in the Joona Linna series is hang on to the edge of your seat stuff and an absolute knockout. ~ Liz Robinson

If you like Lars Kepler you might also like to read books by Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell and Liza Marklund.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. After the immense success of their first book, The Hypnotist, the hidden identity of the once-invisible, pseudonymous couple who together comprise ‘Lars Kepler’ led to massive press speculation and even night-time stakeouts to uncover ‘Kepler’s’ identity. In fact, ‘Lars Kepler’ turned out to be a husband and wife team – Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril – both literary authors in their own right. The Sandman has DI Joona Linn on the trail of an over-familiar figure in crime fiction, the highly intelligent, nigh-invisible serial killer, with one target left in his sights. There is no evidence here of Alexander Ahndoril’s interest in Bergman’s nuanced and subtle approach to character: the imperative is overriding narrative impetus, and that the duo delivers in spades. Their copper Joona Linn may be a touch penny plain compared with his rivals in the sleuthing stakes, but he is the perfect conduit for this pursuit scenario written in a permanent present tense that won’t be to every taste.
~ Barry Forshaw

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Synopsis

The Sandman by Lars Kepler

The No 1 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.

Reviews

'Kepler's plots are always thrilling, but The Sandman is one of the most hair-raising crime novels published this year'
THE SUNDAY TIMES

'Hurtles along ... full of nuanced detail which sets it far above the average thriller ... You'll be terrified'
EVENING STANDARD Praise for Lars Kepler:

'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

About the Author

Lars Kepler

A No. 1 bestselling international sensation, Lars Kepler has sold in excess of 1.5 million copies of the Joona Linna series in Sweden alone. Their first thriller, The Hypnotist, has just been released as a film, directed by Lasse Hallström. The Fire Witness is the third thriller in the Joona Linna series following on from The Nightmare in 2012. Lars Kepler is the pseudonym for writing duo, Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril. They live with their family in Sweden.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th August 2014

Author

Lars Kepler

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Publisher

Blue Door an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
496 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780007467785

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