Tuesday, 9 July 2013

The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler

A Joona Linna Thriller
by Lars Kepler

Hardcover, 512 pages

Psychologically tense and as fast-paced as The Hypnotist, the third book in the Joona Linna series by Lars Kepler is already a worldwide sensation, appealing to fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.

I don't know how they do it, but these Lars Kepler books just keep getting more dark, more intense and more deeply disturbing. I love them! You don't just read them and walk away, you go through every psychological twist and turn and are left contemplating what you have just read for days. Maybe weeks.

In this third Joona Linna novel, Detective Inspector Linna is facing sanctions for his previous behaviours and may even be looking at losing his job. Not one to rest for too long, he finds himself acting as observer in a brutal and complicated murder in a home for troubled young women.

His unofficial status both hampers and helps his ability to weave his way into the investigation and tries to figure out just what the hell happened and stop it from happening again.

Dark. Distubing. Brilliant.

Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril & Alexander Ahndoril, both critically-acclaimed writers under their own names. Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril's first novel Stjärneborg (Castle of Stars) has been translated in several languages while Alexander Ahndoril's novel The Director, about Ingmar Bergman, was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. The Fire Witness is the third book in a series featuring Detective Inspector Joona Linna. The author lives in Sweden.

Also by Lars Kepler: The Hypnotist and The Nightmare