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The Hypnotist

by Lars Kepler

Part of the Joona Linna Series

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

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When a whole family is murdered in Stockholm, Inspector Joona Linna is brought in to investigate the murky case and soon uncovers an unsettling connection to disgraced hypnotist and medic Erik Maria Bark. With uber-villains in the Thomas Harris mould and a labyrinthine plot, this is set to be the veritable heir to the Stieg Larsson series. Unsettling and gripping.

Books in The Joona Lina Series:

1. The Hypnotist

2. The Nightmare 

3. The Fire Witness 

4. The Sandman 

5. Stalker 

6. The Rabbit Hunter / Hunter

7. Lazarus

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The Hypnotist Synopsis

The groundbreaking first novel in the bestselling Joona Linna thriller series.

A TRAUMATISED WITNESS

Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna is faced with a boy who witnessed the gruesome murder of his family. He’s suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and is comatose with shock.

A DISGRACED DETECTIVE

Linna’s running out of time. The police do not want him on the case. The killer’s on the run and there are seemingly no clues. Desperate for information, Linna enlists specialist Dr Erik Maria Bark, a hypnotist who vowed never to practise again.

A DEVASTATING CASE

As the hypnosis begins, a long and terrifying chain of events unfurls with reverberations far beyond Linna’s case.

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The Hypnotist Press Reviews

'Terrifying and original' SUN

'The thriller that's taking Europe by storm...ferocious, visceral storytelling that wraps you in a cloak of darkness. It's stunning.' DAILY MAIL

'One of the best - if not the best - Scandinavian crime thrillers I've read.' RED

'A rollercoaster ride of a thriller full of striking twists'

MAIL ON SUNDAY

'You'll be terrified' EVENING STANDARD

'All the hallmarks of a classic...a brutal crime, a missing child and an irresistible detective. this is crime writing at its most devilishly involving.' MARIE CLAIRE

'If the post-Stieg Larsson boom was ebbing, Kepler promises to revitalise the genre by bringing a sulphurous whiff of Hannibal Lecter to this case.' FINANCIAL TIMES

'A genuine chiller...commanding and deeply scarifying stuff.' INDEPENDENT

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008241810
Publication date: 08/02/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007359127
Publication date: 24/05/2012
Publisher: Blue Door an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007359103
Publication date: 12/05/2011
Publisher: Blue Door an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008241810
Publication date: 8th February 2018
Author: Lars Kepler
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 528 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About 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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